W+K Tokyo

05 DAYS TIL OYKOT : W+K TOKYO LAB EVENTS AT APPLE STORE GINZA

12/2 TUE
19:00 – 20:00 @ APPLE STORE GINZA

“JEMAPUR MINI LIVE SHOW + DIRECTOR TALK SESSION”
+CRUZ, KOSAI SEKINE AND GENKI ITO

W+K Tokyo Lab released its 11th CD+DVD album on November 26th for Jemapur, a 22 year old digital track maker. On Dec. 2, 2008, After the OYKOT GGG gallery opening, we will host an event at Apple Ginza, featuring a talk session between +cruz and Kosai Sekine, director of Maledict Car and Beneath the Water Surface and Genki Ito from W+K Tokyo Lab who directed Clarte. Jemapur will also be performing a mini live show with live visuals by W+K Tokyo Lab VJs.

11/26に2年ぶりのフルアルバムをリリースし、弱冠22歳にして、各方面から注目を集める新世代ビートメーカーJEMAPUR (ジェマパー)によるミニ・ライブをApple Store Ginzaで開催。VJはW+K Tokyo Labが担当。前半は、アルバムに収録された最新ミュージックヴィデオを手がけたディレクター関根光才、伊東玄己によるトークセッションをお楽しみくださ い。

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12/3 WED
18:30-20:00 @ APPLE STORE GINZA

“INSIDE W+K東京LAB”
W+K東京LAB : +CRUZ, WOOG, SHANE LESTER, and GENKI ITO

Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo Lab is a new music label concept launched by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo in 2003. The visual creators of W+K Tokyo Lab will expose the process, technique and inner workings behind their unique global mix of music, visuals, and other forms of creative expression.

W+K東京LABは、Wieden+Kennedy Tokyoから2003年に立ち上げられた新しいタイプの音楽レーベル。音楽、映像のみならず、様々なクリエイティブ表現に広がるグローバルミックスでユニークな作品が、W+K東京LABのビジュアル・クリエイターによってどのように創られているのか。その手法とテクニックを公開します。

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Jemapur’s Evacuation Released on iTunes

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Now available on iTunes Japan, Tokyo Lab’s newest artist, Jemapur, with his second album, Evacuation. Recently you can even see a promotion on the top page of the iTunes store for the album. And here is the link to find it there. It’s great to see someone particularly impressed with the music videos has already written a positive review for us. The videos are also available in iTunes: Maledict Car / Beneath the Water Surface / Clarte / Aanaatt

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HIGH5 02 CONFERENCE : THE BLACK BOX

+cruz participated in a lecture this past Monday in Yokohama, Japan for an annual conference on creativity called High5. This was thier second year running and this years theme was “THE BLACK BOX”, the abstract process of processing creativity. Good thing they got +cruz to do this, the blackest of them all. But it was not the best performance from him given that timings ran late and his time was cut short. Nonetheless, it was a pleasure to finally meet the legendary Mr. Stefan Sagmeister. Heard many great things about him and the best part of it all is that he was such a great, down-to-earth guy.

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Hangin backstage with Stefan. Yes, +cruz and his wife were such groupies. We did manage to get Stefan to sign our two books. What a treat!

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?? DAYS TO GO BANANAS

Hiroshi, Davi, Mai, and Ted travelled south and brought back some nature back to TOKYO. Estimated day for consumption is Friday or Monday. Look out for the ripe-o-updates.

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06 DAYS TIL OYKOT : W+K TOKYO LIVE : MERCE DEATH X TESLA

Throughout the OYKOT exhibition, we will have a few events lined up such as lectures, performances, sightings and guest appearances. Here’s a scene with Shingo Oono a.k.a Merce Death rehearsing his one man band gig with a little “lightning” help from his friend Tsuyoshi Ogino and his Tesla Coils. Merce Death will do us the honours of performing a “real show, this time NOT from is bedroom 😉 at Oykot on December 6 at 17pm.

What in the world does this all mean? Come see it yourself at Oykot!

Merce Death こと大野真吾が12月6日17時より、W+K10周年イベントOykotで稲妻と共演をします。稲妻と共演? 一体なんなのこと?それは、本番でのお楽しみです!

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OYKOT: http://oykot.jp/ (For the event calendar, see the “event” section)
MerceDeath : http://www.mercedeath.com