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Saturday, February 13, 2016


Saturday, March 26 at 8 PM

Strange Matter
929 W Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

MultipleTap and RVA Noise proudly present:

HIJOKAIDAN (Kyoto Japan)

AVANDONED (Tokyo Japan)

DORA VIDEO + JEFF CAREY (Japan meets Baltimore)


With local support by COTERIES and MUTWAWA

Doors 9PM Sound 9:30PM
$12 at the door


Hijokaidan was formed by Jojo Hiroshige and Naoki Zushi in 1979 in Kyoto, and it is considered the first noise band in Japan and perhaps in the world. They have played full volume improvisational noise for more than 25 years, and have become well known in the world as "King of Noise". Naoki Zushi
left the band in 1980. However, in the same year the band got a new member, T-Mikawa. Around 1980 to 1982, Hijokaidan had various people playing in the band, and it got great attention by the media for their destructive performances. In the latter half of the 80's, JUNKO and Fumio Kosakai became regular members. After these additions, Hijokaidan settled with 4 members
who are Jojo, T-Mikawa, JUNKO and Kosakai, though they occasionally perform with guests. They played with Nao Shibata, the drummer in 2004. Their popular album "Zouroku No Kibyo" came out in 1982 and has been a longstanding hit. Hijokaidan have done many shows overseas, and have
released their works on labels in England, the United States and Spain.


The gAbandoned Idol Grouph formed by members that were rejected at other idol auditions. After practicing and performing on the street, they made their debut in July 8th, 2014.
They have mainly been active at live venues in Tokyo, and they also have had opportunities to perform at notable events in Japan.
On their one-year anniversary in July 2015, they released their first mini-album gTenmetsu Bye-ByeiBlink Bye Byejh which invites the modern poet Tahi Saihate for the lyrics of the title song. They also collaborated and performed with the King Of Noise gHijokaidanh as gAva-Kaidanh in that same month.
In September, they performed at the Natsu-No-Mamono AOMORI ROCK FESTIVALf15 held at the Yogoshiyama Ski Park in Aomori prefecture, and they are now working on their new mini album that is planned to be the first release coming out from TRASH-UP!! RECORDS, which is the music label started up by the trash culture magazine TRASH-UP!!
They are currently the most real idol group in Tokyo.


Developed by Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, DoraVideo is a computer system controlling drums as well as a solo of him. Having been suffering from waist pain , Ichiraku resigned as a drummer and restarted his music career when Tkrworks released DORAnome, a real-time remixing instrument of music image. Unlike the music from other musical instrument, Ichiraku composed is unique music with his own ideas. With DoraVideo, Ichiraku are well-received in rock music festivals, Jazz festivals, media art festivals, movie festivals, and art festivals worldwide. In 2005, nominated by the digital music department, he won the Honorary Mention in Ars Electronica. In June 2007, he was invited to participated in La Biennale di Venezia, and attended World Expo in Spain on behalf of Japan in August, 2008. In 2009, he took part in the performance in SMAP x SMAP. In the field of new media art with overwhelming serious works, Ichirakufs works incorporate common, coarse, and even vulgar entertainment. Currently, with the instruments sponsored by Vestaxs and Cacio, he is making DORAnome3, a highly completed work.

Jeff Carey makes hardcore digital music with a joystick, a gamer keypad, and an array of strobe lights. Computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and visceral. Jeff Carey has performed on many tours including Europe and Japan with Matmos. In early 2016, he will perform on a tour with Torche(relapse records) and as part of MultipleTaps USA tour.

(The Great Triangle)

Starting out from the exhibition “The Great Triangle” held in 2010 at gallery Baikado(Osaka), The Great Triangle is a trio formed by Makoto Oshiro, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Satoshi Yashiro. They occasionally gather and do live performances.

Makoto Oshiro:

Born 1978 in Okinawa, Japan. Oshiro is a performer and artist. His main medium is sound, but he also combines other elements such as light, electricity and movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments that are based on electronic devices, every day materials and junk. His installation work mainly handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomena, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference.

Takahiro Kawaguchi:

Born in Osaka, 1980.In 2000, Kawaguchi started thinking about field recordings. His interest lies not in the kind of field recordings that focus on sound tones obtained in the field, but on the configuration of sound in a specific space. He creates recorded works using sound-making objects, presents installations, and is active in the field of improvised music.?

Satoshi Yashiro:

Yashiro had made a self-propelled woofer on wheels and began to show it at exhibitions and use it at live performances sometime around the year 2003. He is a member of the artist run space “HIGHTI”, which is an abandoned factory that was renovated by him and several artists. He also belongs to the drum and mobile woofer band “Motallica”.

MultipleTap is the Japanese scene, in the form of chaos and excess not seem in the other part of the world, made into the festivals. Only born in the small islands of Far East Asia, the “Japanese Scene”, show overwhelming power and chaos, will continue to disseminate to the world.
Having toured UK, Mexico, Germany, China, Belguim, Denmark, France. Now will prepare for US