Biography of Koichi Makigami

japanese/Jump to 1990
 
Born 25 January 1956, Atami-shi, Shizuoka,Japan
1973    

Enters theatrical group TOKYO KID BROTHERS.   

1974   

Performance tour of musical THE CITY covering New York, London. 
Performance with London theatre group LUMIERE & SON,      
participating as actor in Tip top condition and Tip toe codition.

1975 - 1976 

Formation of theatre group ULYSSES, becomes supervisor of.
Direction and performance in various works by ULYSSES.

1977    

Works COLLECTING NET, YOCHU NO KIKI (Crisis of the Larvae)
 by ULLYSES.  These become the proto of HIKASHU.      

1978  

Forms HIKASHU. 

1979 -1981   

HIKASHU releases debut album 20 SEIKI NO OWARI NI from Toshiba  EMI. 
Initially hailed as part of the technopop movement,      
but of a unique and unrestricted quality.    
Releases four further LPs from Toshiba EMI. 

1982    

Releases solo album MINZOKU NO SAITEN (Festival of the People)

1984    

HIKASHU spot contract with Columbia.  Releases one album,   
MIZU NI NAGASHITE, and mini LP, NIPPON NO EGAO. The two       
releases have been compiled and reissued on CD in 1988.     

1985    

Produces two compilation albums, MIYAKO NI AME NO FURU GOTOKU,
I & II.  Reissued on CD in 1988.      
Performance in Spanish playwright F.Arrabal's  DAITENREI (Le  Grand Ceremonial). 
Directed by the playwright. 

1987    

Performance in composer Takahashi Yuji's chamber-opera KAFKA. 
Forms ballet group TUTULAND ACADEMY with Nicholas Dickson 
(formerly of Royal Ballet), and stage artist Kotake Nobutaka; 
direction, performance, and music for works NANIMOKAMO ODORE, 
HEAD CRACKER. 

1988Ā@ 

Album NINGEN NO KAO(FACE OF HUMAN ) released at year end from  CrownRecords.

1989    

Series of session performances following release of NINGEN NO 
KAO, with Sakata Akira, John Zorn, Endo Kenji, Kera, Umezu Kazutoki.    
Joint performance with live computer artist Carl Stone in  Los Angeles.     
HIKASU performance at Nissin Power Station to mark 11th  anniversary of recording debut.  
DAT live recording of this performance later released on CD as HIKASU LIVE.      
Collaboration with composer Miyake Haruna, participation in Miyake's concert series.   

1990    

Release of solo CD single HEISEI JARAN BUSHI from BMG  Victor (May).  
Encore performance of Takahashi Yuji's KAFKA. 
HIKASHU change the name to HIKASU.
Release of HIKASU album TEICHO NA OMOTENASHI from VAP Records (October).    
Performance with voice performer/percussionist David Moss in New York.  
Joint production with and performance in Umezu Kazutoki's CABARET OHBUROSHIKI.

1991Ā@

HIKASU recording in Berlin of HANAUTA HAJIME(HUMMING SOON). 
Performance in the Takemitsu Toru production MUSIC TODAY, 
reading the poetry of Miyazawa Kenji as part of special on   
the works of Takahashi Yuji.    
Release of HIKASU's HANAUTA HAJIME (August).
Re-release of HIKASU LIVE from VAP Records (September). 

1992Ā@ 

Solo recording in New York of KOROSHI NO BLUES, produced by John Zorn.    
HIKASU recording in Berlin of  ACCHI NO ME KOCCHI NO ME. 
Release of KOROSHI NO BLUES (June).  Simultaneous re-release of MINZOKU NO SAITEN. 
Performance in John Zorn's game piece COBRA in New York.
Joins Umezu Kazutoki's klezmer band BETZUNI NANMO KLEZMER aslead singer.    

1993 

HIKASU visual concert at Aoyama Enkei Gekijo titled 
ACCHI NO ME KOCCHI NO ME, with animated visuals.    
Performance in John Zorn's COBRA at Hosei University, Tokyo.
Session with Ikue Mori, David Smith, Otomo Yoshihide, and Tenko at Shinjuku Pit Inn.    
 Participates in Terayama Shuji memorial album.  Composition and 
 performance of track titled ICHIBAN MIJIKAI JOJOSHI.  Released  from Sony Records.    
 HIKASU Japan tour featuring guests Lauren Newton, Hansy Noak.
HIKASU performance in Japan verstehen (Understanding Japan) inBremen with Umezu Kazutoki.   
Participation in Derek Bailey's COMPANY WEEK in Japan.
Becomes organiser and promptor for monthly Tokyo version of 
John Zorn's COBRA at Shibuya La Mama.  Initially planned to  continue for 2 year.  continue for 2 year. 
Performance in New York in John Zorn retrospective celebration with Ikue Mori, Fred Frith; participates also in COBRA and  BEZIQUE.Ā@  
Release of HIKASU album ACCHI NO ME KOCCHI NO ME from 
Tokuma Japan (October).   
Performance with Samm Bennett at Koenji Showboat. 
Release of animation soundtrack by HIKASU, OHGASU 02 SOUND- TRACK (November).   

1994    

Production of debut album by Mongolian girl-singer Solongo. 
Performance of new unit DIGITAL FRANKENSTEIN at Harajuku  Crocodile.    
Promptor for COBRA Tokyo version "Collective" session with
Otomo Yoshihide, Senba Kiyohiko, Yokota Yoshimi.    
Performance in fantasy musical LAST CHANCE CABARET written by Pierre  Barouh at Theater Cocoon.   
Performance with Umezu Kazutoki's BETSUNI NANMO KLEZMER during Umezu Kazutoki OHSHIGOTO sessions at Aketa no Mise.    
Performance with Jon Rose (violin), Nelson Hiu (flutes) at   Shinjuku Pit Inn.   
HIKASU performance at Shibuya Eggman. 
COBRA Tokyo version ^Sequel" scheduled from June. 
HIKASU performance at Hosei University scheduled in June. 
Participation in Derek Bailey's COMPANY WEEK 94 in London.

1995   

Written & Direction of Klezmer musical theater 'Doina' at Seed Hall.
HIKASU performance at Kawasaki Club citta 
Performance in Japan Noise Core at Knittig Factory  in NewYork.
with Kato Hideki,Andy Haas,Ikue Mori and Anthony Coleman.
Direction of  Play "Richard Foreman's The Mind King" in Tokyo.
Participation in International Khoomei Festival 95 at KYZYL in TUVA.
Release of Solo voice album "KUCHINOHA" in November from TZADIK.

1996   
Performace solo voice at TAKTROS FESTIVAL96 Bern Swizerland
Join of compilation albam Mimikaki,Biwabon#1,#2
Did Web concert at Ogaki connect to Nancy,Sydney.
Performance with Affront Perdu in Fribourg.
Performance with Iva Bitova,EPO
Participation in Festibal Beyond Innosence 96 Kobe.
Performance of John Cage "Aria" with Otomo Yoshihide .
Release of HIKASU album 1978 and CHANGING LIKE MYXOMYCETES.

1997  
Performance with John Zorn,John Oswald,Ikue Mori,Mark Ribot,David Smith at Knitting Factory.
Performance with Affront Perdu in Japan.
Performance of Yuji Takahashi KISYOKYO at Natoional Theater.
Performance of Yuji Takahashi NEMONOGATARI at Suntory Hall.

1998  
Written & Direction of Koukin musical theater 'Xomyc' at Setagaya Public Theater.
Release of second Tzadik albam ERECTRIC EEL with Anton Bruhin.
Participation in 3rd jewsharp Festibal in Molln.

1999  
Performance with Suzuki Rieko.
Performance tour with Affront Perdu in Japan
Performance with Erik Friedlander,Ted REICHMANN: Accordion
Performance  with Frank London,Betsni Nanmo Klezmer.
Performance tour with Anton Bruhin in Japan.
Anton Bruhin and Makigami DUO in  Festival:Zungenschlag in Berlin at the Podewil. 

2000 
Richard Forman Project start.
organized Khoomei concerts.

2001 
Performance in Sydney What is music Festival.
Performance in New Zealand Aukland and Wellington.
Performance at project room in NewYork.
Performance at Holiday of Altai Festival in Alatai.
organized Khoomei Festival in Japan.

2002 
Workshop in Brugge Institute of living voice with David Moss, Meredith Monk and Phil Minton
Performance in Copenhagen Art parade.
Performance in Tokyo voice art workshop with Lauren newton.
Performance in Altai El Oyun Altai Festival villege Chemal.
Directior in Fabrica culture center Italy.
Performance in Lithania Jazz festival with group MAKIGAMISANTACHI.
Duo with John Bucher sax in JAPAN.

2003 
Performance in Newyork Tonic with Jon Zorn and Ikue mori.
Performance in Canada Fivemen singing Paul Dutton,Phil Minton,David Moss and Jaap Blonk.
Performance in Bolot Bairyshev Japan tour.
Participated in Tuva International Khoomei festival.
Performance in NewZealand  with Phil Dadson and Mark von Tongeren.


2004 
Performance in Tsukuba with Jaap Blonk ,Albina Degtyaryova,Ryohei Kondo.
Performance in Tokyo with Traband
Performance in  NewYork with DJ Olive, Ikue Mori and Sylvie Courvoisier at Tonic
Performance in  NewYork at Diapason Gallery Chris cutler,kato hideki,james fei and michael schumacher

2005 
Performance in Oslo music fesival with Thomas Stronen
DID  MAKIGAMI KOICHI FESTIVAL in NEW YORK
 4 MAKIGAMI KOICHI solo jawharp / solo voice
 5 CLOSED
 6 MAKIGAMI KOICHI duo with MARK RIBOT / duo w SHELLEY HIRSCH
 7 MAKIGAMI KOICHI singing japanese old songs with small band rb / sc / jm / sb / bp*
 8 MAKIGAMI KOICHI solo laptop with theremin / with MEPHISTA
 9 HIKASHU 8 &10
 10 MAKIGAMI KOICHI duo with CYRO Baptista / trio with John Zorn and IKUE
 11 SECRET KUNG FU THEATRE 

2006 
John Zorn Brings Music From Japan to NYC
With Mike Patton,Jim O’Rouke,EYE,Keiji Haino
Release of Solo Theremin album Moon Ether from doubt music
Direction of theater piece Chakurupa2 At the sea of Zaumi
Performance of SECRET KUNG FU THEATRE
Direction of theater piece Chakurupatam
 
2007 
Performance in ASIA-PACIFIC FESTIVAL2007 NewZealand
Direction of theater piece Urrrn Sonata
Performance with Terje Isungset,Rieko Suzuki,Hitomi Nakamura
Peformance with Samm Bennett
 
2008 
Performance in Colour out of space2008 Briton England
Performance in KONTRASTE 2008 project AGRA DHARMA(Ikue Mori Sylvie Courvoisier Koichi Makigami)in Krems Austria
Main Produce of 1st Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
Performance at "Tribute Ikue Mori" concert at Japan Society -- 3rd Tazdik series NYC
Release of HIKASHU Album “Ikirukoto”
Performance with Thomas StrŅnen, Michiyo Yagi
Participation in 5th International Khoomei Symposium at KYZYL in TUVA.
Performance with Lauren Newton
 

2009 
Release of HIKASHU Album “Ten Ten Ten” “Carp and gazpacho”
Performance in Wels Unlimited 2009 in Austria
Performance in Vostel Museum 2009 in Spain
Main Produce of 2nd Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
Touring with Humcrush Stale Storlokken Thomas StrŅnen in Japan
Performance with John Zorn,Jim O’Rourke,Yoshihide Otomo
Performance at Underground festival in Arad Romania
Performance with Akira Sakata
Performance with Tatsuya Yoshida, Kazuhisa Uchihashi
Touring Japan with AGRA DHARMA(Ikue Mori Sylvie Courvoisier Koichi Makigami)
Organized Tyva Kyzy(Women’s Khoomei) tour in Japan

2010 
Release of HIKASHU Album “Watashi no Tanoshimi”
Performance with Inga Juuso,Harald Skullerud
Did Russian Meyelhorid Biomachenica workshop
Produce of Festival Neo Voice wirh Tenko
Touring Japan with Bolot Bairyshev
Performance with Humcrush
Release of Solo Album TOKYO TAIGA from Tzadik NYC
Main Produce of 3rd Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
HIKASHU perform at Fuji Rock festival
Touring Altai republic with Bolot Bairyshev
 
2011 
Release of HIKASHU Album “Ten Ten Ten” “Nikoseron part 3”
Performance in Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville
Performance in Tuva republic with Otkun Dostai
Main Produce of 4th Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
HIKASHU perform at Japan Society NYC
HIKASHU SIBERIA tour
HIKASHU play with Alexei Aigi
Performance Christian Marclay’s “Manga Scroll” in Yokohama Triennale
Denmark tour with the Living room Trio
Toben Snekkestad, Thomas StrŅnen, and SŅren Kjĺrgaard
 
2012 
Kongsberg Jazz festival 2012
Copenhagen jazz festival
Organized FOOD japan tour Iain Ballamy Thomas StrŅnen Nils Petter Molvĺr
Performance in Bergen Music Festival produced by Maja Ratke
Performance in Natt Jazz
Main Produce of Jazz Art Sengawa Festival no.5
Performace with Ikue Mori”Kibyoshi”
Release of HIKASHU Album “Uragoe”
HIKASHU perform in Fuji Rock festival
HIKASHU perform in Vilnius Jazz
HIKASHU perform in Moscow, Sanktperesberg
Performans with Ulrike Haage,Eric Schaefer
Touring with Meadow (John Taylor: piano; Tore Brunborg: saxophones; Thomas StrŅnen)
 
2013 
Kongsberg Jazz festival with the Living Room trio2012
HIKASHU in Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville
Umea MADEfestival2013  in Sweden with Ikue Mori
Copenhagen jazz festival with Makigami,Ikue Mori,Fred Lonberg-Holm,Lote Anker
Copenhagen jazz festival with Lote Anker & Ceci Quinteros
Copenhagen jazz festival with kresten osgood band
Main Produce of 6th Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
Produce of Ashigara Mirai Music Festival in Kaiseimachi
HIKASHU perform in World Happiness produce by Takahashi Yukihiro
Direction of theater piece “Cho-bimyo”
Release of HIKASHU Album “Ban-Kan”
Performance in Kyzyl,Tuva republic
Participation in 6th International Khoomei Symposium
Produce of Altai Music Tandalai and Bolot Bairyshev
Organized FOOD japan tour Iain Ballamy Thomas StrŅnen

2014 
Main Produce of 7th Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
Produce of Ashigara Mirai Music Festival in Kaiseimachi
HIKASHU perform in Fuji Rock festival
The Stone residencies Ikue Mori,Marc Ribot,Cyro Baptista,Petet Evans, Ned Rothenberg,Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz,Randy Peterson,Kevin Norton, Bolot Bairyshev

2015 
Performance with WHO trio Michel WINTSCH(pf) Banz CESTER(b) Gerry HEMINGWAY(ds/USA)
Did Performance of Special gust of FAITH NO MORE in Japan
Main Produce of 8th Jazz Art Sengawa Festival
Release of HIKASHU Album “Silence Be Alive”
Performance with Udai Shika and Yanagiya Koharu in Kyzyl Tuva
Performance with Jaap Blonk and Jim O’Rouke
Performance with Bolot Bairyshev in Itelmen's Alkhalalai festival Kamchatskaya,Russia
HIKASHU perform in Vilnius Jazz Festival,
HIKASHU perform in Festival Vladimir Rezitskogo, Arkhangelsk, Russia
HIKASHU perform in Erarta Museum of Modern Gallary Erarta
HIKASHU perform in Berlin,Hannover
HIKASHU  perform G((o))NG TOMORROW festival Copenhagen
Organize Thomas StrŅnenęs Time is A Blind Guide Japan tour

Solo voice Performance in white conduit projects,London


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