Project Fukushima! Solo Performance By Otomo Yoshihide

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Project Fukushima! Solo Performance By Otomo Yoshihide says
This is a solo performance by Otomo Yoshihide. There is NO screening of the film Project Fukushima!. For the screening, please see the link at the bottom.

The events that unfolded in Fukushima in March 2011 still hold important lessons for all of us in the current era of nuclear power and global climate change. The documentary film Project Fukushima! follows the preparations made for a festival held in Fukushima just five months after the earthquake and tsunami.

For the five-year anniversary screening, we will have in attendance one of the founders of the Project Fukushima! organization, Otomo Yoshihide, visiting from Japan. Project Fukushima! continues to organize festivals and related events on a yearly basis to this day. Otomo will talk about the efforts they have made and challenges they have faced in the time following the first year depicted in the film.

Otomo Yoshihide
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Guitarist, turntable performer, composer, film composer, and music producer. Born in Yokohama in 1959, he spent his teen years in Fukushima. He has led multiple music bands, such as ONJT, Double Orchestra, Yuheisya and FEN, and is also a member of numerous other bands and music projects, including Filament, Kahimi Karie, I.S.O., Otoasobi no Kai and Emergency!. He has worked independently to create music widely and simultaneously all over the world. His output ranges from loud music using noise and feedback, to music focusing on the generation of sound itself, plus other work themed around jazz, pop music and songs. His film compositions number over 60 pieces, including Chinese cinema (Blue Kite, directed by Tian Zhuang-Zhuang), the work of leading Japanese film directors (Shinji Somai, Hiroshi Ando, Masao Adachi, Tomoro Taguchi), emerging directors in Japan (Satoko Yokohama), TV drama series (e.g. NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) morning drama series Ama chan), and TV advertising. Recently his unit ENSEMBLES has been presenting musical pieces and unique concerts based on collaborations with a broad variety of people, and he has also been conducting musical workshops with disabled people, and projects which are open for amateurs. His published books include MUSICS (Iwanami Books), JAMJAM Diary by Yoshihide Otomo (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), and ENSEMBLES (Getsuyosha).

Film screening Monday, May 2, at Northwest Film Forum.
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By: Earshot Jazz