MUSIC SHARE for English Speakers
We finally decided to put English Page in MS's HP!
This is a page for those of you who are anticipating MUSIC SHARE (Thank You!!) and not understanding Japanese.
So we will try to upload essential info in here so that you won't have some serious questions.
Question like "Who the hell is that guest?!" or something like that.
There are numbers of things we want to do for non-Japanese speakers. We want to make HP in several languages. We want to put English Subtitles for interview, etc. But this is the best we can do at this moment.
So here is what's going on.
Enjoyed the last MS with Yordan Markov Bulgaria Quintet?
We did. Quite immensely, actually.
It’s wonderful having to watch awesome performance right in front of you.
We just hope that we passed on the experience to you right and enjoyed as much.
OK. About the next MUSIC SHARE.
We usually do it on every 4th Tuesdays but this time it’s the 3rd.
But this time, it takes place on the 20 the March from 20:00 Japanese Time.
And we have such an honor hosting Japanese Techno legend, Ken Ishii and the designer Yasunobu Yamashita, presenting their newly started project “KIYD”.
As Ken Ishii is a Japanese legendly techno DJ and Yasunobu Yamashita is the designer who did many of Ken Ishii’s art work, “KIYD” is a collaboration of music and design, and as its first product, they will release an experimental tune “DUAL REALITY” with USB memory designed by Yamashita.
It may sound not so experimental but Ken Ishii departed from conventional Four-on-the-floor and explores new style of music in KIYD. The song “DUAL REALITY” is 10-minute long, for a start, it has eight version which are : three originals with 24bit／48kHz, 16bit／44.1kHz、320kbps／MP3, reversed edition, left output only, right output only, sound above 440Hz only, and sound below 440Hz only.
You get the picture?
If you don’t, find out what they are up to on 3/20.
If you do, you are bound to enjoy the show so watch it anyway.
You can watch MUSIC SHARE from URL below.
So we hope to see you on 3/20.
How to watch MUSIC SHARE
MUSIC SHARE does live-streaming on every 4th Tuesday of the month.
Or you can follow our Facebook Page and watch it in Facebook Live.
Guest : Yordan Markov Bulgaria Quintet
@Red Bull Music Studios Tokyo
When Bulgaria's top Gaduluka player Yordan Markov met Japanese accordion player Yoshiaki Sato in Tokyo, that is how we get to hear Bulgaria music in Japan!
Exsotic sound and passionate groove is so fun to listen to. Give it a try. You 'll love it.
Guest : Michael Kaneko
@Red Bull Music Studios Tokyo
A singer, song writer, guitarist, Michael Kaneko came to MS!
You will love his tender voice and the melody that takes you to Southern California.
MUSIC SHARE is a music program on internet and the shows has been streamed monthly since 2012.
The founder of MUSIC SHARE is the MC lady with grasses and microphone, MICHIYO HONDA.
MS's members are from many range of social background.
We get professional camera men, actor, PA, writer, designer, office workers and so on.
We all have love for music.
And believe MUSIC SHARE's idea.
TV and Radio used to function as a guide to new music. Musicians were picked up, their music were played and they got publicity. So we had a lot of musicians making many different types of music making a living.
But they seems to have stopped doing that and became an advertisement.
We used to hear a lot of Rock, Hip-hop, reggae, techno and many more. A few decades ago, there was diversity.
Now, all we hear on Radio and TV are idles and crappy J-POP and Nothing Else.
Top charts are filled with that sort of industrial music. The songs that designed to sell and make profit.
Unless you are into that kind of music, there is no music show you can bear to watch. None.
If those music are a few among many, that is fine.
But if they are pretty much "it", then we get a problem.
That is why MUSIC SHARE was started.
To introduce talented Japanese musicians to the world, to help music lovers to find the good tunes, help musicians to make a living so that they can keep on making music, bring back diversity that is lost, and make people's life a little better and little more fun.
That is what MUSIC SHARE wants to do.
So we live stream our shows. Sometimes go out to shoot the live performances.
Also, we are trying to make MUSIC SHARE branches across the nation.
Currently, we have Kyoto running a show every 3re Tuesdays. Shimonoseki is about raunch their first show, Niigata is planning to do their 2nd. we want to re-open Sendai. We have pans for Atami,Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukushima.
It will be nice to be able to listen to music that only exist in certain region.
Or what if you don't have to live in Tokyo to be a musician?
That is what we want to do with MUSIC SHARE Network.
And currently, we are doing this unpaid.
All the members share what MUSIC SHARE believes.
We do this for love. Not for money.
But, that doesn't mean we don't want it.
We need money to keep MUSIC SHARE going as well as keep ourselves going.
So meanwhile, please tell your friends about us.
And in a near future, if we start selling T-shirts and stuff, please buy them if you want us to continue MUSIC SHARE as it is.
Once Dr Motte joined MUSIC SHARE.
He is a founder of Love Parade. That is a legendary rave that gathered 1.5 million people at its peak. It's a monstrous party. It was a bloody gigantic movement.
And we, MUSIC SHARE also want to make a movement.
So we asked Dr. Motte.
"How do you manage to make that huge event? What was the key to success? How could we ever do it?"
He said at once.
"Oh that's simple"
And smiled faintly and opened his mouth.
"Do what you love. Love what you do."
Michiyo Honda and I really love these words.
We might not gather 1.5 million people nor have an opportunity to surprise ourselves with piles of money but I guess that's how MUSIC SHARE is run.