Many young Europeans move to Japan to study or work there. What distinguishes practices learned in Japan from the methods we know? Some Notes invites returnees to share their personal experiences. For Some Notes # 9 we invited the musician Momus.
Momus makes a record every year. Each release becomes a sort of barometer of the cultural and emotional weather around him, filtered through his own preoccupations. Pasolini, Thomas Nashe, Jacobean revenge tragedy, Fellini, psychedelia, snippets of guerilla music foregrounded by artists like Wael Shawky and Kader Attia, early hip-hop, and the skirl and thump of Japan’s exuberant summer festivals. Woven together over modal electronic folk music using an arabic scale called Bayati they all stand for a distance from milquetoast modern western.
September 7, 8 pm
Admission: 5€ / 3€