December 9, 2013

tomoko mukaiyama, amsterdam sunday 1 december 2013

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May 15, 2013

philip mechanicus

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March 12, 2013


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February 20, 2013

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February 12, 2013

tomoko mukaiyama is for…

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buy her here: http://tomoko.nl/?s=news

October 19, 2012

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February 24, 2012

tomoko mukaiyama: for you

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previously published here: http://tomoko.nl/index.php?id=67

January 19, 2011

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October 3, 2010

aryan kaganof on tomoko mukaiyama

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May 15, 2010

imagine (the re-mix)

Filed under: kaganof short films,kiriko & tomoko mukaiyama — ABRAXAS @ 10:30 pm



Taking a dive through layers of memory this is an exploration of consciousness and the medium of film.

The protagonist works and dreams in a bookshop. The film starts when an old lady gives him a photograph of a young woman he had never met. The black and white image of her arresting beauty triggers a sequence of memories in him and he breaks out of the womb-like, comforting space of the bookshop into a busy mid-day street. He chases after the old woman in attempt to construct a narrative from the fragments of his memory, but the further he runs the deeper he dives into his own mind.

IMAGINE is first collaboration of Eran Tahor and Aryan Kaganof, together they have created a symphony of stillness and form.

Kaganof and Tahor later went on to collaborate on sms sugar man which featured tahor as director of photography


May 6, 2010

tomoko mukaiyama in vietnam

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December 17, 2009

wasted by tomoko mukaiyama

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November 23, 2009


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November 5, 2009


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October 23, 2009

sonic tapestry III

Filed under: kiriko & tomoko mukaiyama,music — ABRAXAS @ 12:47 pm

Dear friends and colleagues

I am happy to announce that my new music work ‘Sonic Tapestry Ⅲ’ will be presented at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ/ Concert Hall of the 21st Century in Amsterdam on Tuesday the 3 November.
‘Sonic Tapestry III’ is a music journey of four centuries of music zigzagging from east to west. The fragments for this tapestry include Bach, Schumann, Sciarrino, Sato and my new piece.
I am preparing a small visual surprise between my music.
On that same evening my new CD-Book -en blanc et noir- will be presented. It is a new cd-release after 10 years. The cd is part of a vinyl size photobook with never published portraits and photos taken by Philip Mechanicus.
I sincerely hope you can come to hear and see me on the 3rd of November.



Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 20:15

Muziekgebouw aan t IJ, Grote Zaal

Ticket: € 23,- Normaal, € 18,50 Stadspas/CJP

reservation 020-788 2000


Tomoko Mukaiyama : concept / composition / piano

Frank van der Weij : live-electronic

Here is a small interview about the performance.


October 6, 2009


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May 1, 2009


Filed under: art,kiriko & tomoko mukaiyama,music — ABRAXAS @ 6:38 am

tomoko mukaiyama’s new project. go there. www.wasted.nl

March 10, 2009

preparation for a kiss

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November 16, 2008

“en blanc et noir”

Filed under: kiriko & tomoko mukaiyama,music — ABRAXAS @ 9:15 am

Tomoko Mukaiyama(pianist)+ Philip Mechanicus(photographer)


Artbeat publishers, in collaboration with G/P Gallery, has actively been introducing Japanese contemporary artists, by publishing Nobuyoshi Araki’s special photography book “YAMI NO HANA” and “entropix” by an upcoming photographer Taisuke Koyama, who is attracting even more attention by being presented at PARIS PHOTO 2008.

We are now happy to release much awaited new CD BOOK “en blanc et noir” by Tomoko Mukaiyama, a pianist / artist based in Holland and in Japan on 31st January 2009. Mukaiyama is highly appraised not only as a pianist but also as a contemporary artist by her installation work “you and bach” which was presented in Sydney Biennial 2006 and the art project “wasted” which will be introduced to the world in Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2009.
This new album will be the talk of the world for playing musical fragments like a tapestry sewn over 400 years, from Baroque pieces such as by J.P.Sweelinck and J.S.Bach to contemporary ones including Ligeti, Rihm and Mukaiyama’s own. “en blanc et noir” is also a LP-Jacket-sized “art book” of which inner sleeves being composed of unpublished portraits by her partner and a master of Dutch photography, the late Philip Mechanicus. What also cannot be missed is that it is edited and designed by Shigeo Goto and Hideki Nakajima, who had collaborated on countless art books including that of Ryuichi Sakamoto.

“en blanc et noir” will be sold not only in CD shops but also in museum shops, major book stores and concert venues.
A live event by Mukaiyama is also planned to be held in Daikan-yama, Tokyo, meeting the release on 31st January 2009 . Please don’t miss it!

Title: “en blanc et noir”
Authors: Tomoko Mukaiyama + Philip Mechanicus
Size: 310×310mm, 16 text pages
Estimated Price: 4800 Yen + tax
Estimated Date of Publishing: 31st January 2009
Published by artbeat publishers
artbeat publishers (att. Junichiro Maruyama)
W405, 4-12-20, Jingumae Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
tel&fax: +81-(0)3-3408-6180 
e-mail: abp@a-b-p.jp 
website: http://a-b-p.jp

October 8, 2008


Filed under: kiriko & tomoko mukaiyama,reviews — ABRAXAS @ 3:24 pm

This taboo serves to malign women. To make them feel ashamed of the biological working of their own body. To make them feel like a prisoner in their own body.

Menstruation still to this day in so-called “emancipated” Europe is an activity that is fraught with tension and fear for women.

Self-loathing, self-disgust are but some of the features of this taboo. This kind of attitude is not concommitant with the ostensible liberation that Western women have gone through over the past 40 years.

Wasted is an attempt to break through this literally “unspeakable” taboo; to meditate on, and to mediate on, the reality of women’s biology, of the working of the woman’s body.

Wasted, in its very title, speaks of the menstruation in terms that challenge existing preconceptions.

Is menstrual blood “waste matter”? For so it is represented in the barrage of advertisements that assail women on a daily basis, chanting the mantra of “hygiene and ease” at that “time of the month”.

Wasted refers ironically to the notion that a month that has gone by without a woman becoming pregnant is a month “wasted” – and the menstrual blood a sign of this.

Wasted as a multi-disciplinary “gesamtkunstwerk” deploys a legion of 12000 women whose evidence of bleeding combines with Tomoko Mukaiyama’s piano performance and sound recordings to testify of a growing new consciousness among post-feminist European women – that not enough has been spoken on this taboo subject, that the “secret” of the month must for once and for all be revealed.

One cannot but be reminded of medieval composer Hildegard Van Bingen’s great work for 10 000 Virgins, to which Mukaiyama seems to be obliquely referring in her monumental sound architecture Wasted. It would appear that those 10 000 virgins just started bleeding. The girls have become women. Viva!

aryan kaganof
september 2008

October 3, 2008

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October 2, 2008

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October 1, 2008


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September 26, 2008

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September 23, 2008

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