Thirty Three Thirty Three
curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto
19 JUNE – 08 JULY 2018
MODE is a new annual series of events, staged in collaboration with multiple organisations in different venues across London, featuring a diverse mix of music, visual art, performance and film. The inaugural MODE programme has been curated by Japanese composer, pianist and electronic pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Presenting a range of emerging and established experimental artists from Japan to perform with like-minded musicians from Europe, South America and the U.S.
Sakamoto has selected a number of artists to participate in this month-long programme. The composer himself will open the series, performing in collaboration with Alva Noto at the Barbican Centre on 20 June, with another performance later in the series yet to be announced. Following the Barbican show, his Yellow Magic Orchestra bandmate Haruomi Hosono will also be performing in the same space.
The series also plays host to further extraordinary collaborations. London-based composer and artist Beatrice Dillon shares a bill and pursues collaboration with Goat and Kukangendai, two of the most blisteringly exciting young bands to emerge from Japan’s contemporary music scene. These two bands will also be participating in a MODE showcase in venues across the UK.
Boredoms drummer YoshimiO finds synergy with renowned percussionist Susie Ibarra and multidisciplinary artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe in their trio performance Yunohana Variations; elsewhere, there’s a screening of CODA, an extraordinary documentary portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto as an artist and activist, followed by a Q&A with the man himself.
Further announcements are to come, including details about another Ryuichi performance, alongside further performances from international artists and a full film programme.
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: TWO
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Produced by the Barbican in association with Thirty Three Thirty Three. (SOLD OUT)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
Friday 22 June
Tickets on-sale Wed 23 May
Haruomi Hosono (solo works) + Acetone
Presented by Light in the Attic
Saturday 23 June
Produced by the Barbican in association with Thirty Three Thirty Three.
Beatrice Dillon / Goat / Kukangendai
Saturday 23 June
Yunohana Variations: YoshimiO & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Susie Ibarra
Tuesday 26 June
Presented by Upset The Rhythm .
Commissioned by Outlands, produced by Supersonic Festival
MODE SHOWCASE – UK TOUR 2018
SUPPORTED BY AND VENUES
Barbican Centre . British Film Institute . Camden Arts Centre . JTB group . Goethe Institut . Japan Foundation . Sasakawa Foundation. Dollop . NTS. Upset the Rhythm . Float PR
CRACK . Quietus . Drowned In Sound . London In Stereo .
St John Sessions excerpt – Nils Frahm (Germany)
33-33/Selfridges collaboration – Zuli (Egypt)
33-33/South London Gallery collaboration: Space Studies – Aki Onda (Japan)
Conceptual Soundwork – Akio Suzuki (Japan)
ABOUT THIRTY THREE THIRTY THREE
Thirty Three Thirty Three ( 33-33 ) is a co-operative founded in 2016 to promote exploratory and experimental music and arts around the globe, engaging with the rapidly changing social and material conditions of contemporary culture. We produce a year-round events programme, release records via the 33-33 label, and work closely with artists to create bespoke projects.
As an organisation, 33-33 grew out of the events series St John Sessions, our flagship programme of concerts taking place a dilapidated church in East London since 2014. We have programmed events in Ghana, Tokyo, Beirut and Cairo, where in 2016 we established Masåfåt , an open-ended international platform fostering artistic and professional exchange between independent artists and arts professionals across the Arab world and the UK.
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