Phew x Yuji Takahashi

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Phew x Yuji Takahashi

Not many of the original punk generation can claim to have had a career as weird and varied as Phew's. From starting out as the vocalist for Aunt Sally, the singer went on to work with Ryuichi Sakamoto, musicians from Can and Einsturzende Neubaten, and Japan-based improv titans including Otomo Yoshihide, Seiichi Yamamoto and Jim O'Rourke. She's about to meet one of her most interesting matches to date this month, though. Septuagenarian pianist and composer Yuji Takahashi first came to prominence in the early '60s, when his performances of the challenging 'new music' of John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Toru Takemitsu, et al. attracted widespread international interest. It was Phew who suggested the collaboration, in what will be the pair's first performance together. They've slightly spoiled the surprise by releasing details of the setlist in advance, though we've honestly no idea what to expect from a concert that includes pieces by Eric Satie and Kurt Weill alongside The Doors' nihilistic rock anthem 'The End'. Veteran tone wrangler Sachiko M supports.