In the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese Broadcasting Company NHK will broaden the global spotlight on sports to also reveal Japan’s fascinating culture through their "This is NIPPON Premium Theater" series. These NHK productions will be broadcast nationwide and worldwide to share creative programs featuring an eclectic array of Japan’s preeminent artists, showcasing the dynamic spectrum of Japanese arts and culture.
In March 2017, Kodo will appear in "Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live," taking to the stage with software-character-turned-virtual-singer Hatsune Miku for our first-ever collaboration. We look forward to this cutting-edge performance where traditional Japanese drums and internationally-renowned digital live-performance programming will create exciting new forms of fusion.
Hatsune Miku will perform brand new songs and a selection of her most popular numbers. She will also sing with Kodo, lending her vocals to some of our taiko compositions. We hope you’ll join us for this truly unique concert event!
This collaboration is part of the Tokyo 2020 Official Program.
Due to popular demand for tickets, an additional concert has just been announced!
The "Hatsune Miku" voice synthesizer software was developed by Crypton Future Media. It allows users to make a female character called Hatsune Miku sing songs, simply by entering the lyrics and melody of their choice. Many creators have used Hatsune Miku to make music to share online, which has prompted a wave of interactive user activity in Japan and abroad. First gaining attention as a software character, Hatsune Miku is now popular around the world as a virtual singer with sell-out live performances and her own merchandise. In 2016, she gave performances in five major cities throughout Japan, followed by performances in North America and Taiwan, followed by year-end concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
Hatsune Miku Official Website: http://piapro.net/
Presenters: NHK, NHK Promotion
Concert Production: NHK Enterprise, Kitamaesen Co., Ltd., Crypton Future Media, Inc., Scoop Music Corporation, David J. Production Co., Ltd.
Special Thanks: SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project, Marza Animation Planet Inc.