FROM 16. JAN. TO JAN. 19 2014 PROJECTION MAPPING BY NAOKO TOSA’S “SOUND OF IKEBANA”

メディアアーティストである土佐尚子先生の作品 “Sound of IKEBANA”に、近藤等則が音楽で参加いたしました。土佐先生は京都大学学術情報メディアセンター教授、シンガポール国立大学客員教授も務められています。2014年1月16日から1月19日、シンガポールのマリーナ・ベイ・サンズにあるアート・サイエンス・ミュージアムのファサードをプロジェクション・マッピングにより、“Sound of IKEBANA” が彩りました。

主催: Singapore Marina Bay Sands.
後援:経産省、総務省、
Singapore Tourism Board,
Japan Creative Center
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Art Stage Singapore
協力:NHK

The Sound of Toshinori Kondo collaborated with the artwork of “Sound of IKEBANA” created by Dr. Naoko Tosa who is a media artist. She is a professor at Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University and also a visiting professor of the National University of Singapore. A special projection mapping installation “Sounds of IKEBANA” was showed on the exterior of Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 16 to 19 January 2014.

Sponsored by Singapore Marina Bay Sands.
Supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan,
Singapore Tourism Board, Japan Creative Center,
Urban Redevelopment Authority, Art Stage Singapore
Cooperated with NHK

THE TRAILER for “BLOW THE EARTH IN JAPAN”

This is the preview of the movie “Blow the Earth in Japan”. The movie is a trip with the improvisation music by Toshinori Kondo with his electric trumpet resonated with the nature of the colorful four seasons in Japan. We promise you will be filled with pure and fertile moment for 85 minutes. We will announce the information of the movie also here. Please come and see when this movie will be showed near your hometown!

THE TRAILER for “BLOW THE EARTH IN JAPAN”

「地球を吹く in Japan」の予告編です。多彩な日本の四季の自然に、近藤等則のエレクトリックトランペットが共鳴する即興演奏の旅の映画です。85分、本当にすがすがしく豊かな時間をお約束します。上映情報はこちらでもご案内していきます。お近くで上映の際にはぜひお運びください!

THE TRAILER for “BLOW THE EARTH IN JAPAN”

This is the preview of the movie “Blow the Earth in Japan”. The movie is a trip with the improvisation music by Toshinori Kondo with his electric trumpet resonated with the nature of the colorful four seasons in Japan. We promise you will be filled with pure and fertile moment for 85 minutes. We will announce the information of the movie also here. Please come and see when this movie will be showed near your hometown!

BIOGRAPHY

Toshinori Kondo is a trumpeter.

He is a Japanese electric trumpeter who is highly acclaimed not only in Japan but also in Europe and the United States. He has been playing all over the world with musicians of various nationalities who all have strong personalities. He has been involved in a great number of concerts and recordings with Bill Laswell(b), John Zorn(sax), Derek Bailey(g], Herbie Hancock(key), Peter Brotzmann(saxophone), DJ-KRUSH, Yoshihide Otomo(gr,turntable), Tabito Nanao(vo), Michiyo Yagi(koto) and Eishiba(a kouta singer-a Japanese ballad singer accompanied on the samisen), to name but a few.

Toshinori Kondo has still continued to search for the new resonance of the performance and development for the electric trumpet.

Dec.15, 1948
Born in 1948 in Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture in Japan

April, 1961
Begun to play a trumpet in a junior high school brass band part in the extracurricular activities

April, 1967
Entered the faculty of technology, Kyoto University.

March 1972
Graduated from the department of literature, Kyoto University. Moved from Kyoto to Tokyo and Concentrated for Free Jazz

1973
Begun to practice Shintaido

September 1978
Moved to New York and started to join a world tour as International Band

1984
United the Japanese Band “KONDO・IMA” from Tokyo to the world and the overseas toured every year.

Around 1990
Acted in the several commercials as Shiseido “Auslese”, JCB Card and Asahi Breweries, Ltd. “Super Dry”. Appearanced Regular program in TV, wrote serial articles for magazines like “Asahi Weekly” and had a lot of exposure in the media.


November 1993

Stopped all of his activities and his basement of music was moved to Amsterdam and started a project called “Blow the Earth”.


2000
Produced “Mt. Fuji Aid”

June 2001

Produced an international peace festival “The World Festival of Sacred Music 2001” of Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima in Hiroshima
2003
The “Yoshiwara” featuring Eishiba, the authority of a short love song with Toshinori Kondo was awarded Kikaku-sho (Best Project) at the 45th Japan Record Award.

2005
Started a project called the “PIKADON project” with Seitaro Kuroda, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tadao Ando, addressing the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 


2007 summer ~2011 autumn

“Blow the earth in Japan” in several places


2011

Started having a lecture as the visiting professor in Tokyo Keizai University


2012
Basement of music moved to Japan, after the activities for 18 years in Amsterdam

March 11th, 2012
Performed as a dedication performance at
Memorial Service for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake deceased first ceremony for their death with Buddhist service in the Daibutsu-den Hall of Todai-ji Temple.

September 2012
Took charge of Music in the event “Hello, China!” by Kansai Yamamoto in n Beijing

March 2013

The Film “Blow the earth in Japan” was completed.

WELCOME!

Welcome to the official site of Toshinori Kondo who is a Japanese electric trumpeter. We will announce the schedule of his performances and the events. The movie called “Blow the earth in Japan” was completed in 2013. We wish to bring this movie to many people on the planet !

Photo by Gen Mitsuhashi@2008

21. JAN. 2014 TAMAYA HONDA SESSION

出演 : 本田珠也 (Ds), 近藤等則 (E-Tp) , 灰野敬二 (G,Vo), ナスノミツル (B)
場所 : 新宿 Pit Inn
日程 : 2014年1月21日 (火)
時間 : 19:30 開場/20:00 開場
料金 : 3000円(1ドリンク付き)

Members : Tmaya Honda(Ds), Toshinori Kondo (E-Tp), Keiji Haino(G,Vo), Mitsuru Nasuno (B)
Place : Shinjyuku Pit Inn
Date : Jan 21st (tue), 2014
Time : Open 19:30 / Start 20:00
Price : 3,000 yen (w/1 drink)

新宿ピットイン

4-6 STYCZNIA 2014 II KRÓLEWSKI FESTIWAL ŚWIATŁA W WILANOWIE

2014年1月5日、ワルシャワでII Królewski Festiwal Światła に出演しました。ヴィラヌフ宮殿博物館が主催する音楽と光のインスタレーションのフェスティバルです。ベルリン在住のヴィジュアルアーチスト、フィリップ・ガイスト氏のプロジェクション・マッピングと共演いたしました。

II Królewski Festiwal Światła w Wilanowie