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TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama to happen in February

The forthcoming event will feature Tetsuya Umeda, Aki Onda, Terre Thaemlitz and many more

This February will see the next edition of TPAM take place at various venues across Yokohama and Tokyo. The international platform will showcase the current contemporary Asian performing arts scene and its development across dance, theatre and music, with a focus on Southeast Asia, through a series of performances and meeting programmes. Previous editions of TPAM have hosted 423 professionals from 41 countries and regions, and 529 from Japan.

The line up includes sound artist Samson Young with a performance involving a non-lethal sonic weapon; a performance by Tetsuya Umeda who will collaborate with the technical staff of KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre in order to 'play' the venue; Terre Thaemlitz with “Soulnessless”; an automated shadow piece by Ho Tzu Nyen; Asuna with "100 Keyboards - Moire Resonance By Interference Frequency"; and Aki Onda and Yuji Takahashi discuss the legacy of Filipino composer and ethnomusicologist José Maceda. An open call titled TPAM Fringe has also been announced, inviting performances and projects to be carried out in Yokohama and Tokyo during the event.

TPAM will take place from 10–18 February. The full programme and details of the open can be found via their website.