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A large band play multiple instruments on a golden lit stage
16 February 2008
The Arches

Energy Births Form

Alan Silva Ben Hall David Keenan Don Dietrich Incapacitants Kazuo Imai Michiyo Yagi Sabu Toyozumi

We wanted to ask a bunch of the best high-energy-improvisers around; can musical form really taking shape via a group energy? Can individual concentration lead to a group consciousness?

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15 February 2008


Incapacitants Junko Kazuo Imai

Ecstatic, scalding and ludicrously heavy, nobody matches Incapacitants for live noise energy. One of the most exhilarating live acts in underground music.

Kazuo Imai and Astuhiro Ito on stage with guitar and light bulb
19 February 2006

Kazuo Imai & Atsuhiro Ito

Atsuhiro Ito Kazuo Imai

A loud, buzzing stew of electrical light as noise and convulsive electric guitar squall.

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
Kazuo Imai playing an acoustic guitar on stage at MLFC 05
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Kazuo Imai

Kazuo Imai

One of the most arresting and unique improvisers in Japan, creating an original and powerful body of free music.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
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