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Interview with Shiomi Mieko

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Posted on 14 Feb

Whilst it's great to see this it's disappointing to see you didn't ask her about her work with Group Ongaku - the collective improvisation based group begun in 1958 by Takehisa Kosugi and Shukou Mizuno. She was a key member of this group, as was Yasunao Tone and I believe her involvement in it predates her involvement in Fluxus. I believe it would have made a more interesting introduction to her work. Of course, Kosugi and Tone were also involved with Fluxus as well. Maybe you did ask her about this and it's just not here ?

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Whilst it's great to see this it's disappointing to see you didn't ask her about her work with Group Ongaku - the collective improvisation based group begun in 1958 by Takehisa Kosugi and Shukou Mizuno. She was a key member of this group, as was...

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Group Ongaku

Posted on 15 Feb

Thanks for your comment, Gamall (I think you are the first person to comment on this site!!!). Michelle does ask about Group Ongaku in the interview. Check out video 1 from around 6:50--. I completely agree that Group Ongaku is very important. In fact, I'm beginning to think that Group Ongaku is hugely important, not only in the history of experimental music in Japan, but also for experimental arts in Japan. In fact, in a recent interview (forthcoming on post--stay tuned!), Tone Yasunao was telling me about artist Kazakura Sho's claim to being an honorary member of Group Ongaku with his performances.

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Thanks for your comment, Gamall (I think you are the first person to comment on this site!!!). Michelle does ask about Group Ongaku in the interview. Check out video 1 from around 6:50--. I completely agree that Group Ongaku is very important. In...

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Posted on 19 Feb

Not sure how I missed that short comment about Ongaku in the interview... thanks for pointing it out. Cannot wait to read that piece on / interview with Tone-san. Have nothing but admiration for his approach and intellect. I think he is a living treasure. Wish he performed more in New York his performance at Guggenheim last year was my favorite concert of the year. Was very sad to discover news of his event in January at MOMA two days after it happened, despite being a member ! I know there was talk of a video of that gig being posted - hope that materializes.

Love what you are doing here with post site. Especially great to see a strong focus on this era of Japanese arts. I really love the current exhibition there but wished it was bigger and so the material here (and in the non-catalogue book of essays) is very welcome. I'm not an academic but do follow and try to research this area for my own personal interests.

Note I did also post some comments in the book section including a link to a PDF of a great book on Tone.

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Not sure how I missed that short comment about Ongaku in the interview... thanks for pointing it out. Cannot wait to read that piece on / interview with Tone-san. Have nothing but admiration for his approach and intellect. I think he is a living...

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