Art-Room EAR Lab ~ A Discovery of New Asian Sound and Instruments~ Workshop & Concert Sat 12 March 2011 13:00~16:00

What are the traditional Asian instruments and how do they sound like?
It is very rare to hear Asian instuments been played as most of the modern music nowadays are composed and played with Western instruments.
On this program, we are introducing some of the traditional Asian instruments from Okinawa, India and Vietnam. Participants are encouranged not only to see the instruments, but actually to play them at the workshop. By playing a range of traditional Asian instruments, we hope participants to discover a new sound of Asia.

A multi-instrumentalist, Wataru Kousaka's gifted flexibility of combining Asian instruments using the electronic devices, you will experience a new Asian soundscape at AIAV!


Wataru Kousaka (Sanshin, Sarod)

Influenced by Tsugaru syamisen's string sound and VIdeo game music's electronic loop sound.
Wataru makes Traditional Okinawan Sanshin into layered sound with hot rodded Indian sarod and electronics.
Has been performed at Sense of Wonder (Japan), Detour 2010 (Hong Kong), Auditorium san Marco (Milano),ELEFEST (London).Taiwan,Singapore,
Berlin etc...
some tunes has been compiled by BEAMS RECORDS-Tokyo,Pony canyon-Tokyo,DEMON MUSIC-London.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi Prefectural Cultural Foundation
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, Mine city and Board of Education, Yamaguchi

Art-Room EAR Lab ~ A Discovery of New Asian Sound and Instruments~ Workshop & Concert

Date:Sat 12 March 2011 13:00~16:00

Workshop 13:00~14:30
Concert 15:00~16:00


2F Seminar Room 2, Akiyoshidai International Art Village


Workshop: 300yen (Inc.Vietnamese Jew's harp and a chai)
Concert: Free


Dan Moi Workshop
■Time: 13:00~14:30
■Fee: 300yen (Inc.Vietnamese Jew's Harp & a chai)
■Number of participants: 30 (Advanced booking is required / No age restrictions)
■Artist: Wataru Kousaka
※To apply for the workshop, please apply by Fri 11 Mar.

'Ryukyu-India!' Concert
■Time: 15:00~16:00
■Entrance Fee: Free (No advanced booking is required)

To apply for the workshop, please call or email us to below address:

Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)
Music coordinater : Rie Ogata
Tel: 0837-63-0020 Fax: 0837-63-0021