JFKL January 2015

Makoto Nomura Work-in-Progress in Malaysia

“M akoto Nomura Work-in-Progress in Malaysia” is an international music collaboration through the experiences of the eponymous composer, musician and improviser. The project aims to discover new music using traditional Asian instruments. The visiting Japanese group of musicians is chosen based on Makoto’s previous project, “Nomura x Hokusai”, which created new compositions inspired by world-renowned Ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai. The Hokusai project paved the way for a partnership between contemporary composers and traditional instrumentalists. 2015 marks the second stage of this collaboration. Based on research and experimental performances with various artistes in Malaysia in 2013, the troupe led by Makoto is aiming to travel Borneo Island. Together with experienced musicians from Indonesia and Thailand, the group aims to further create new music representative of the region.


Obiki Hiroshi (Japane) Clgil / Khuumei / Jew's harp

Obiki Hiroshi
Clgil / Khuumei / Jew’s harp 


Anant Narkkong (Thailand) Composer / Percussion

 Research + Creation
Dates 18 – 22 January, 2015 Venue Kuching, Sarawak

Research Sharing Session: Talk + Music
Dates 25 January, 2015 Time 3pm Venue Black Box, MAP @ Publika

You can contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur for more information.
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B, Mid-Valley City, No.1, Medan Syed Putra, 59200 KL Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm