Sunday, July 8th, 2018
In the wake of his two enthusiastically received re-issued albums in 2017 (Music For Commercials, Crammed Discs and Kakashi, Palto Flats/WRWTFWW), composer, producer and performer Yasuaki Shimizu comes to the UK live stage in a Barbican-produced performance at LSO St Luke’s on 8 July 2018. \nJoined by sound artist Ray Kunimoto, his retrospective/forward-looking set will feature saxophone, electronics and piano projected through four channel surround sound. A successful solo artist, founder of experimental Japanese rock group Mariah, and creator of an array of film, TV and multimedia-installation projects, Shimizu’s output also includes acclaimed interpretations of J.S. Bach. His releases and live performances reflect the sounds of jazz, classical and electronic music. Furthermore he has collaborated with such luminaries as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Björk, Van Dyke Parks and David Cunningham.