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Galvanize and Fretwork Ensembles "Happenstance"

OPEN SITE 2017-2018

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  • Date:
    2017.12.22(Fri) - 2017.12.24(Sun)
    12/22 JPY 1,500- / 12/23, 24 JPY 2,000- each
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Arts Program and Residency Division

Galvanize & Fretwork ensembles come together for a project of new commissions, improvisations and cut-up explorations of music from renaissance to today. The project sees both ensembles sharing music and influences, and as combined forces with local improvising groups and audiences; with live art and installation, curated by Claire Orme. An album will bring arrangements and improvisations from both ensembles to realization, alongside the new commissions, exploring electro-acoustic voices from viols to electric guitar, with electronics, film and text. Building on Galvanize's previous interdisciplinary projects, which have included live art, new 'cut up' explorations of Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, alongside Stockhausen, Ryoko Akama and Christian Wolff text pieces, we will develop new commissions by composers Duncan MacLeod and Linda Buckley, in collaboration with Fretwork.


Galvanize and Fretwork ensembles explore new work for electro-acoustic ensemble, with medieval viols, electric guitar, raspberry pi sampling and Ableton Live. The project develops new partnerships between composers and performers internationally; open workshops, residencies, performances, offer student composers an opportunity to work collaboratively with a professional creative team, including artists and film makers.


Please book your tickets by E-mail or Fax by providing the following information with a subject of "OPEN SITE booking request [title of the performance]"

2: Phone Number
3: Title of the performance
4: Date and Time of the performance
5: Number of the tickets
6:E-mail address or Fax number

E-mail: ticket2017(at)
Fax: 03-5689-5331

* OPEN SITE Administration Office will reply booking confirmation within three working days. Please contact us again in case you do not receive the confirmation e-mail after three days. Please note that booking requests received during 2017/12/28-2018/1/3 will be processed after 2018/1/4 with first-come-first-served basis

* Booking acceptance will be closed when the seats are fully booked, or at 17:00 of the day before each performance. For the latest ticket information, please check the website.