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Recording Session for “Cross Transit”
Recently I was given the opportunity to take part in the recording of music for a contemporary dance production called “Cross Transit.” The music director Hiroaki Yokoyama came all the way to Sado for the recording with me! Mr. Yokoyama is such a talented person who has provided music to so many different artists.
These photos show our recording sessions at Kodo Village in the rehearsal hall. Most of the Kodo members are away on tour, so I was lucky to have the whole space to myself for this recording.
We layered my vocals to create depth, recorded my voice doing sound effects and animal sounds, and I spoke lines from a script. It was unlike any recording I have ever done before and it was… interesting! I look forward to seeing how it will turn out with the touch of Mr. Yokoyama’s magic.
Hiroaki Yokoyama, Sound Director (Profile courtesy of Cross Transit website)
He was born in Texas, U.S.A. and spent his childhood in the Netherlands.
During university, he toured with many artists as an assisting member and composed music for TV commercials, films, and animations.
He composes, arranges, and produces music for many artists including YUKI, MISIA, JUJU, Yuko Ando, and Kaera Kimura.
He has toured and played for Noriyuki Makihara, miwa, and Gen Hoshino on keyboard.
He currently is a member of Rendez-vous Band directed by Keiichi Sokabe and L.E.D.
Hello, everyone! This is Yoshie Abe.
In August, I returned to the stage for Earth Celebration’s “EC Theatre.” This month, I will take the stage again to appear in the “Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn.” I will join Chieko Kojima to perform one of her signature pieces…can you guess which one? Please come along and find out!
The performances started today. I look forward to seeing everyone at the venue over the next three days, too!
Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn
Oct. 2 (Thu)–Oct. 5 (Sun), 2014 Shukunegi Community Hall, Ogi Peninsula, Sado Island, Niigata
Times: Oct. 2 (Thu) 15:00, Oct. 3 (Fri) 15:00, Oct. 4 (Sat) 11:00, 15:00, Oct. 5 (Sun) 11:00, 15:00
Kodo Cultural Foundation Tel. 0259-81-4100 (Mon–Fri, 9:30 – 17:00)
Sado Island Taiko Centre Tel. 0259-86-2320 (Tue–Sun, 9:00 – 17:00)
Here is a video message from the cast of “Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn” (in Japanese).
They are saying that they are going to do their best and they look forward to seeing you all there!
Oct. 2 (Thu)–Oct. 5 (Sun), 2014
Shukunegi Community Hall, Ogi Peninsula, Sado Island, Niigata
Appearing: Kodo (Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Chieko Kojima, Motofumi Yamaguchi, Eiichi Saito, Tomohiro Mitome, Ryosuke Inada)
Special Appearance: Yoshie Abe
Oct. 2 (Thu) 15:00
Oct. 3 (Fri) 15:00
Oct. 4 (Sat) 11:00, 15:00
Oct. 5 (Sun) 11:00, 15:00
Ticket Orders: Kodo Ticket Service Tel. 0259-86-2330 (Mon.–Fri., 9:30–17:00), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries: Kodo Cultural Foundation Tel. 0259-81-4100 (Mon.-Fri., 9:30 – 17:00)
Kodo Website: Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island 2014: Autumn
Yoshie Abe to Appear in EC Theatre & Special Fringe Performances
Yoshie Abe (née Sunahata) is working as a Kodo staff member while raising her daughter, but on Day 3 of Earth Celebration 2014 she will return to the stage to sing in EC Theatre’s “Kodo Dai Ginjo: Seasoned Quintet” and in Special Fringe event “Yoi no Yunzuru.” We look forward to presenting her beautiful voice in these feel-good programmes. If you’re one of Yoshie’s fans, don’t miss your chance to see her perform again live!
Message from Yoshie Abe
Hello, everyone! Long time, no see!
I am really looking forward to the opportunity to perform at EC Theatre in “Kodo Dai Ginjo: Seasoned Quintet”!
The songs I will sing are still a secret, but I can tell you that I will be playing an upright harp for the first time. The artistic direction by Yuichiro Funabashi is taking a somewhat refined path, but it is couple with unique ideas and will create a truly unique atmosphere.
Without a doubt, it’s going to be an interesting performance! By all means, please come and share this special time with us.
EC Theatre | Kodo Dai Ginjo “Seasoned Quintet” http://www.kodo.or.jp/ec/en/eventinfo/ectheatre/