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Koichi Makigami to perform in London

Japanese avant garde vocalist Koichi Makigami to perform at Battleship Island exhibition

This October the avant garde Japanese vocalist and theremin player Koichi Makigami will perform a solo voice set as part of Nick Waplington’s Battleship Island exhibition in London. In the 1980s Makigami formed the Japanese electro-pop outfit Higashu but he also works as an improvising vocalist. Called Koedarake Solo Voice, his rare London solo performance at Islington’s White Conduit Projects coincides with an exhibition of photos taken during the 1990s at the ex-coal mining island Hashima, known as Gunkanjima (meaning Battleship Island), an abandoned Island nine miles from the city of Nagasaki in southern Japan. Koedarake is also the title of Makigami’s 1992 solo album, produced by John Zorn, on which he reinterpreted old Japanese pop songs. At White Conduit Projects he’ll be joined by cellist Lucy Railton for the latter part of the concert.

Koedarake Solo Voice will take place on 29 October at 7:30pm. Tickets available via Eventbrite.