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Hiroko Komiya
(percussion, object sounds , voice)



                                                                                                               ph by Cordula



CONCERT 2013
"FIVE DEGREES OF FROST"
LIVE tour in France May 2013
Lena Circus and Hiroko Komiya




Mercredi 22 mai / Paris
Le Non_Jazz#2205::
 LENA CIRCUS & HIROKO KOMIYA + ORDURE + BAŁWAN::
@L'Espace en cours, 56 rue de la Réunion, Paris 20e (métro Avron)
https://www.facebook.com/events/552851471426592/
detaile>>>
http://nnjzz.tumblr.com/


Jeudi 23 mai / Chalon-sur-Saône
Emafructidor
L'Arrosoir, 11 impasse de l'ancienne prison, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône
detaile>>>
http://emafructidor.com/


Vendredi 24 mai / Besançon
Atelier de l'Etoile, 15 rue de Dole, 25000 Besançon
detaile>>>
http://atelierdeletoillestella.wordpress.com/


Samedi 25 mai / Reims
Partycul System
+ Jason Van Gulick + DJ Bricabracarama
L'Ecluse, 4 rue de la Cerisaie 51100 Reims
detaile>>>
http://ecluse-reims.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/443112649116354/


Dimanche 26 mai / Lille
Centre Culturel Libertaire
+ Enjoy Static
le CCL, 4 rue de Colmar 59000 Lille
detaile>>>
http://lille.cybertaria.org/



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DANSE BUTOH et  MUSIQUE

FRANCE 9 Oct , 2012 g Pour une nouvelle fleur h  / Paris
  à 20h30    Les Voûtes : 19 Rue des Frigos 75013 Paris
Maki Watanabe ( Danse Butô), Hiroko Komiya ( Créations acoustiques)
Le ciel est bleu, et les hirondelles s'envolent. Ma fille me dit vas-y, et je lui dis vas-y. Je lui dis vas-y, et elle me dit vas-y.
Métro : Bibliothèque François Mitterand (ligne 14). Bus : 89, 62
Réservation : Tél : 01 44 76 06 06 / resa@tenri-paris.com   Vente de billet à partir du 20h aux Voûtes sur place.

http://www.tenri-paris.com/art/spectacle.html

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PERFORMANCE
SOIREE DANSE BUTOH ET MUSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE  "LE QUATRIEME ETAT DE LA MATIERE"
Le 29 Novembre 2011 à 20h30
at Galerie G - l'art au Garage , 23 rue des Lilas, 75019 Paris 
metro : Place des Fetes (line 11), Pres-St-Gervais (line7bis) tel +33 (0)6.61.91.96.08  
http://lartaugarage.over-blog.com
Odile NOEL-SHINKAWA, Maki WATANABE, Azusa KUROKAWA, – Danse Butoh
Fred MARTY(Contrebasse), Hiroko KOMIYA(Créations acoustiques), Claude PARLE ( Accordéon )
more info >>>

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CONCERT
"EXPERIENCE SONIQUE X"
 27 Novembre 2011, 19h30  -at Les Combustibles, - 14, rue Abel 75012 Paris - Prix Libre
RESSUAGE ; Michel Pilz(Bass Clarinet), Itaru Oki(Trumpet), Benjamin Duboc(Contrabass),Jean-Noel
Cognard ( Percussion)
LENA CIRCUS and Hiroko Komiya ; Antoine Letellier (Guitar, Tenor sax, Trumpet), Nicolas Moulin (Guitar),
Guillaume Arbonville( Percussions), Hiroko Komiya ( voice, percussion, object sound )
The Daimonfs Playground; Doro Dimanta ( Saxophones, Bolon, voice ), Sergio Leon ( Percussions),
Suti Gabeh ( 7 codes guitar) , Pôl SK (Bass Clarinette) , Piersy Daïmôn Roos ( Bass Guitar)

more info and flyer >>> www.lenacircus.com/exp_sonique.html


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CONCERT tour 2011
"ashita" project tour in Poland
July 9 (Szczecin), July 12 (Warsaw), July 14 (Krakow), July 16 (Poznan)
Hiroko Komiya ( voice, object sound )
Kazuya Nagaya  ( gong, singing bowls, buddhist instrument, guitar, etc )


July 9, 2011, 19:00- / Szczecin
SPOIWA KULTURY Festival ( Bonds of Culture festival )
http://www.kana.art.pl/fest_spoiwa_2011_pl_program.html
http://www.kana.art.pl/fest_spoiwa_2011_pl_topics.html
contact: KANA THEATRICAL CENTRE, + 48 91 4330388,  + 48 91 4341561, info@kana.art.pl

July 12, 2011, 20:00- / Warsaw  >>poster
at Laboratorium CSW Zamek Ujazdowski (Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowski castle)
add: Ul.Jazdów 2, Warsaw, Poland, Tickets: 25,- PLN 
Contact: POMPKA Foundation, Anita Zdrojewska,
anita_z@tlen.pl
http://csw.art.pl/index.php?action=aktualnosci&s2=1&id=415&lang=
http://www.fundacjapompka.org.pl/blog/12-lipca-zapraszamy-na-koncert-do-csw-zamek-ujazdowski,11.html

July 14, 2011 / Krakow
at Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej manggha
contact: +48 012 267 2703, 012 267 3753,
muzeum@manggha.krakow.pl 
http://www.manggha.krakow.pl/wydarzenia/koncerty

July 16, 2011, Sat, 21:30- / Poznan
in Animator Festival 2011
at Scena na Pietrze , contact: +48 61 850 1655, 
office@animator-festival.com
http://www.animator-festival.com/
http://www.animator-festival.com/index.php?mode=imprezy&action=main&menu=52&id=33&page=&lang=PL
 

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CONCERT 
June 19, 2011 "Pique-Nique <Japonais>" 
at Lizieres centre de cultures et ressources in EPAUX-BEZU
Hiroko Komiya ( voice, object sound )
Kazuya Nagaya ( gong, singing bowls, buddhist instrument, guitar, etc )
<booking >
reservation@lizieres.orgwww.lizieres.org
more info >>>
http://www.lizieres.org/?p=1641&lang=fr
 
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CONCERT
"Bareisho-clouds avobe my head"
March 28, 2011 at 19h30  @ 
KID AILACK ART HALL in Tokyo
Chie Mukai: er-hu,voice,dance
Kazuya Nagaya: guitar, gong, percussion
Hiroko Komiya:voice, object sounds
+ guest  Atsushi Takenouchi : body expression
KID AILACK ART HALL (Meidaimae, Tokyo), +0081 3 3322 2264 http://www.kidailack.co.jp/ 
more info>>>


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CONCERT
 samedi 20 nov 2010  à La Comète 347 (ouverture des portes à 19h30)  

45 rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris XI, métro République
CHIE MUKAI EUROPEAN TOUR
CHIE MUKAI + LENA CIRCUS & HIROKO KOMIYA + SHIRAISHI TAMIO + MICHEL HENRITZI
more info>>> http://www.lenacircus.com/actualites.html

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 CONCERT  
  DEC 19 (SAT), 2009  at 20:30pm @ Atelier Tampon
 LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA 
Guillaume Arbonville (percussions) - Nicolas Moulin (guitars)
Hiroko Komiya (voice, percussions) - Antoine Letellier (guitars) 
L'Atelier Tampon, 14 rue Jules Valles (Paris XI)   metro: Charonne

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Interview
  LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA
by  François Hubert, Foxy Digitalis, 13 October, 2009
http://www.digitalisindustries.com/foxyd/features.php?which=428


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CONCERT  
 Sep 11 (Fri), 2009  at 18:15pm  LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA
LENA CIRCUS (trio experimental/Paris)
 + Hiroko Komiya (voix, percussions, objets sonores/Japon)
at Souffle continu  http://soufflecontinu.free.fr/ 
20/22 rue gerbier - 75011 Paris (M Voltaire ou Philippe Auguste)
Lena Circus        http://www.lenacircus.com/actualites.html

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CD review

 "Toki No Arika"
LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA

"Like all great artforms, this music transcends its own medium by going right through the most expressive
human gestures: music, dance, painting, poetry... By focusing on the subtle interplay that exists
between the musicians, it also opens up a creative space that belongs to us all.
Not only is this CD the most beautiful album Ifve heard this year, it really stands as some of the best music
I have ever heard. Truly essential. 10/10 -- François Hubert, Foxy Digitalis, 12 November, 2008"
 http://www.digitalisindustries.com/foxyd/reviews.php?which=3835 


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 Concert 
Lundi 17 Nov,2008  LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA
LENA CIRCUS (trio experimental/Paris)
 + Hiroko Komiya (voix, percussions, objets sonores/Japon)
 en concert au Vent se leve, 181 avenue Jean Jaures, Paris XIX (metro Ourcq ou Porte de Pantin)
 www.leventseleve.com
more info>>>





ALBUM  RELEASE !!! 

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Hiroko Komiya 1st solo Album 
" eau nouvelle "  (2009, sometimestudio, France)
CD review>>>  The WIRE 2010 September 

hiroko komiya : stone, shells, water, metal bowls, toys, percussion and voice
01  stone self 
02  in the distance 
03  drops 
04  inside flux  05  whispering  06  in the mother's womb
07  Comment çava?   08  entre chien et loup 09  a knot  
10   in the middle of nowhere   11 now here
 








New Release 2012 Nov
LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA

"FIVE DEGREES OF FROST " (2012, MIMIMI records & PARTYCUL SYSTEM, France)

Nicolas Moulin : guitar
Antoine Letellier : guitar, reeds
Guillaume Arbonville : percussions
Hiroko Komiya : voice, percussions, object sounds

Recorded in Paris at Atelier Higué, 2011
Mixed and produced by Lena Circus
Master at Lula Studio by Kevin Espich

#1 Sazameki #2 Berimban Suite #3 Encore #4 Zero #5 semi
#6 hyotenka godo #7 Beautiful twins beautiful twins
Album info & listen >>> www.lenacircus.com/discographie.html
Album available >>>Click

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LENA CIRCUS with HIROKO KOMIYA
" Toki No Arika " (2008, MIMIMI records, France),
CD review>>> foxy digitalis 2008  

LENA CIRCUS ; Guillaume Arbonville (drums), Antoine Letellier (guitar, yukulele, flute),
                    Nicolas Moulin ( guitar ).  & Hiroko KOMIYA  ( voice, percussions and object sounds )
                       link 
http://www.myspace.com/lenacircus ,info & contact : lenacircus@hotmail.com      
Album listen >>>  www.lenacircus.com/discographie.html
CD available >>> www.staalplaat.com/search/catalog/17100(EU), http://chitei-records.jp/jp/item/cdo35.html (JP)
Staalplaat Store, Torstr. 68, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Bimbo Tower, 5 passage St Antoine 75011 Paris, MBastille/Ledru-Rollin
Underground, 44 rue Gambetta 51100 Reims
The Dark Pillow of your Bones, 3 rue du Capitaine Ferber 75020 Paris MPorte de Bagnolet

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a Live in kyoto 13th march 2007 vol 3

ramuntcho matta with mama milk and hiroko komiya  
" MA TTA "  ( 2007, sometimestudio, France )
CD review>>> review  Englishreview JP

collaboration album with French artist Ramuntcho Matta (guitar),and 
mama! milk  (Acordion,contrabass) from Kyoto, Japan. and Hiroko Komiya ( things ). 

link Sometimestudio 
http://sometimestudio.org

http://www.sometimestudio.org/tag/hiroko-komiya/

Album is available & listen >>>Click 
Album is available also in Japan  >>>http://chitei-records.jp/jp/item/cdo36.html
matta interactive animation >>>http://www.ma-tta.com/


 
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                                                                ph by Georges Karam


Hiroko Komiya expresses the image which comes from the air, space, movements, own inner body, own deep memory and transforms it into the sound without bound melody or rhythm. She plays objects sounds and uses voice. For the sounds, she plays natural material; such as water, stone, bamboo, sea shells, and percussion; metal bowls, bells and object. Her musical concept is to remind us that there is hidden beautiful sound and wonderful music inside the nature material or objects themselves, and bring out these sounds from them. Her musical approach is filled with deep respects for the nature elements and various objects, and it enables her to play her own original music. Her sounds are said as if itfs blowing a new life into the objects around us, and her expression evokes new sensation to the breath or movement of listeners. As for the voice, her voice arises from inner body, and at the same time brings back our lost memories.

                                          
  
                                                                               

She has started working in Butoh dance Unit Globe JINEN Atsushi Takenouch as musician since 1999, by joining his six months JINEN Butoh Europe tour. Since then, all his works and live performances are played and created by her live music. Being based in Europe since 2002, she has been playing performance and making concert in France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Holland, etc. and also touring to U.S.A, Canada, Chile, India, Thailand, Cambodia and Japan, etc. mostly with JINEN Butoh project. As well as performance, she makes live music also for Butoh dance workshop for dancers, actors, the disabled, and children in Japan, Europe, and other countries.


Apart from Butoh project, she also collaborates with film artists, sculptor, painter, poet, costume designer, various artists and performers for exhibition, installation, concert, performance.



 


Works: Music for Butoh performance choreographed by Atsushi Takenouchi

1999; Stone, / Paris, Prague, Poland, 
2000; Tanagokoro /Paris ( with Cola by Hikitama, percussion by Mela )
2001; Itteki / Paris, Poland,          
2002; Tenmon / Paris, Poland (with electro acoustic by Mela) ,
2003; Gekkai / Paris, Poland ,  Koe / Paris, NY ( with voice by Jean C.Dussin)
2003; Fleur de Boue /Paris (Butoh & African dance, with percussion Ladji Diawara, voice by Jean C.Dussin ) 
2004; Emotion Seed / Paris ( with guitar and voice by Jean C.Dussin ),  Gen/ Paris, NY
2005; Ki Za Mu / London (with electro acoustic composer Nick Parkin,etc ), Poznan (with Cello Andrzej Trzeciak)
2005; Injured Bird/Italy ( with guitar by Matteo de Bellis, saxophone by Nicola Ricci)
2005; Butoh Byou/Italy (with electro acoustic by Francois Sardi , guitar and flute by Matteo de Bellis)
2005; 2006 ; Yin Yang Butoh Procession / Avignon festival, Venice 
2006; KI NO ME –Treefs Eye- / Poland,  EMBRACE / Poland
2007; 8SEASONS / France (multimedia interactive art performance of company Mobilis-Immobilis, with electronic
composer Ramuntcho Matta)
2007; Fleur de midorigo /Paris ( for homage for 100years old anniversary of master Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno )
2008; Il Corpo Dentro / Venice ( in collaboration with costume designer, Sonia Biacchi )
2009; SOU MA TOH /France ( group performance, with guitar by Nicolas Moulin )
2009; U-PIPE / Italy ( group performance, with electro music by Paolo Franco)
2010; HANE NO KI / Paris (with guitar by Nicolas Moulin)
2010; MI-HITOTSU / Tokyo ( with wind instrument by Antoine Letellier and poem by Andre Sarfati, Mariette Barret )
2011; Vers l'Autre Monde... / Paris, Kyoto
2011; Sea of the memory / Shizuoka Japan, Paris (with Kazuya Nagaya)

2011-2013; Thousand drops, thousand flowers / Japan, France, Brazil, Poland                                                                
 









words for 1st solo album " eau nouvelle " 


François-Xavier HUBERT

With this record, Hiroko Komiya unveils an entire secret world made of a myriad of sounds that keep answering one another with utter delicacy. Through her gestures, she gives a new life to the objects that surround her while inscribing them into the fabric of a very personal narrative. 
What strikes us when we listen to this music is how it is able to express so many things  only through sound. However, Hiroko doesn't just invent a new language ; with her, every sound, slowly, patiently, becomes an evocation of life. 
Because poetry is what we're dealing with here – but here is a poetry of gestures which, through its unique expressiveness, speaks directly to our hearts, giving new life to our every breath, a new sense of strength to our every move. 


Avec ce disque, Hiroko Komiya nous dévoile tout un monde secret, traversé  de mille sons qui se répondent délicatement les uns aux autres. Par ses gestes, elle redonne vie aux objets qui l'entourent, les inscrivant au coeur d'une récit extrêmement personnel. 
Ce qui est bouleversant lorsqu'on écoute cette musique, c'est cette capacité  qu'elle a à exprimer tellement de choses, rien qu'avec des sons. Néanmoins, Hiroko ne se contente pas d'inventer un nouveau langage; avec elle, chaque son, lentement, patiemment, se transforme en évocation de la vie. 
Car il s'agit bien là, avant tout, de poésie – mais d'une poésie du geste qui, de par ses qualités expressives proprement inouïes, s'adresse directement à notre coeur, redonnant un nouveau souffle à chacune de nos respirations, une nouvelle force à notre fragilité.







 

 

 

 



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