ASUNA TOUR DATES

2022

MAY 28 - Scool - Tokyo, JP *

JUN 18 - Nomachi Art Studio - Kanazawa, JP



(↓past few years)

2022

APR 23 - PICA - Portland, US *

APR 22 - PICA - Portland, US *

APR 17 - The LAB - San Francisco, US *

APR 14 - Fusebox Festival - Austin, US *

APR 13 - Fusebox Festival - Austin, US *

APR 10 - This Time Tomorrow Festival - Cincinnati, US *

APR 9 - This Time Tomorrow Festival - Cincinnati, US *

MAR 25 - Shioya Guggenheim House - Kobe, JP *

FEB 27 - Aichi Prefectural Art Theater - Nagoya, JP *


2021

NOV 27 - e¯ lektron - Tallinn, EE *

NOV 22 - Kanuti Gildi SAAL - Tallinn, EE *

NOV 21 - Kanuti Gildi SAAL - Tallinn, EE *

NOV 18 - NODE Festival - Modena, IT *

NOV 13 - SOG Weekender - Nürnberg, DE *

NOV 5 - FAQ Festival - s-Hertogenbosch, NL *

OCT 2 - BAM - New York, US *

OCT 1 - BAM - New York, US *

SEP 30 - BAM - New York, US *

APR 1 - Kõheda Vastasmõju Festival (online) - Tallinn, EE *


2020

All tours have been cancelled...


2019

DEC 18 - Small Seeds - Huddersfield, UK *

DEC 16 - Cafe OTO - London, UK *

DEC 15 - Q-O2 - Brussels, BE *

DEC 14 - Extrapool - Nijmegen, NL *

DEC 13 - Alien Disko Festival

DEC 7 - Volksbuhne/Roter Salon - Berlin, DE *

DEC 5 - Radio Azja Festival - Warsaw, PL *

DEC 4 - Radio Azja Festival - Warsaw, PL *

NOV 10 - Sonica Festival - Glasgow, UK *

NOV 9 - Sonica Festival - Glasgow, UK *

OCT 19 - Belfast International Arts Festival - Belfast, UK *

OCT 18 - Belfast International Arts Festival - Belfast, UK *

OCT 17 - Belfast International Arts Festival - Belfast, UK *

OCT 9 - Atlantique Jazz Festival - Brest, FR *

OCT 8 - Atlantique Jazz Festival - Brest, FR *

OCT 5 - Maintenant Festival - Rennes, FR * *

OCT 2 - Mode Festival - London, UK *

MAY 20 - Singapore International Festival of Arts, SG *

MAY 19 - Singapore International Festival of Arts, SG *

MAY 18 - Singapore International Festival of Arts, SG *

MAY 17 - Singapore International Festival of Arts, SG *

JAN 19 - PuSh Festival - Vancouver, CA *


2018

OCT 23 - Art Gallery of Western Australia - Perth, AU *

OCT 21 - Canberra Contemporary Arts Space - Canberra, AU *

OCT 20 - Live Works Festival - Sydney, AU * *

OCT 19 - Live Works Festival - Sydney, AU * *

OCT 18 - Live Works Festival - Sydney, AU * *

OCT 13 - Melbourne International Arts Festival - The Substation - Melbourne, AU * * *

OCT 12 - Melbourne International Arts Festival - The Substation - Melbourne, AU * * *

OCT 11 - Melbourne International Arts Festival - The Substation - Melbourne, AU * * *

OCT 10 - Melbourne International Arts Festival - The Substation - Melbourne, AU * * *

SEP 29 - FFT - Düsseldorf, DE * *

SEP 28 - STUK - Leuven, BE * *

SEP 27 - STUK - Leuven, BE * *

SEP 23 - Scopitone Festival - Trempolino - Nantes, FR * *

SEP 22 - Scopitone Festival - Trempolino - Nantes, FR * *

SEP 20 - Scopitone Festival - Mesee D'Arts De Nantes - Nantes, FR *

SEP 16 - Museu do Oriente - Lisbon, PT *

SEP 15 - WOS Festival - Santiago de Compostela, SP * *

SEP 9 - Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art - Porto, PT * *

SEP 8 - Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art - Porto, PT * *

AUG 22 - Access Space - Sheffield, UK *

AUG 21 - Caustic Coastal - Salford, UK *

AUG 18 - FON Festival - Nan Tait Centre - Barrow In Ferness, UK * *

AUG 17 - FON Festival - Nan Tait Centre - Barrow In Ferness, UK * *




ASUNA INTERVIEWS

2021

The Slowdown Media, US *

Digital in Berlin, DE *

2020

Snail On A Razor #3 Zine, DE *

Subterraneo Magazine, AR *

2019

Polskie Radio, PL *

The Thin Air Magazine, UK *

Bandwagon Magazine, SG *

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, DE *

BeatRoute Magazine, CA *

2018

TRAX Magazine, FR *

Scopitone Festival, FR *

Euradio, FR *

Ame, UK *

The Melbourne Critique, AU *

Happy Mag, AU *

The Music, AU *

2013

Clinamina, JP *



ASUNA LIVE REVIEWS (selected)

2021

△ Bomb Magazine, US *

2019

△ Maintenant Festival, FR *

Singapore International Festival of Arts, SG *

2013

Tokyo Art Beat, JP *




ASUNA INFO.

website - https://sites.google.com/site/aaaaasunaaaaa/

bandcamp - https://asunaarashi.bandcamp.com/

△ youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/aotoao3inch

instagram - https://www.instagram.com/asuna_aotoao/

twitter - https://twitter.com/asuna_aotoao

facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aaaaasunaaaaa/




ASUNA DISCOGRAPHY

ASUNA solo - [1997~]

2019 - KUMO LINES, Mmodemm (DE), Cassette *

2018 - ORGAN LEAF reissue, Headz (JP), CD * *

2017 - MILLE DROPS, Recit (FR), CD *

2016 - 100616 (V.A.), Home Normal (UK), CDR *

2016 - AIHARA WAJIMA TODOROKI, Makrame Records (SP), Cassette *

2016 - TIDE RIPPLES, Home Normal (UK), CD *

2015 - KIRIGIRISU RECORDINGS TOUR COMPILATION (V.A.), Kirigirisu Recordings (JP), CDR *

2014 - 100 KEYBOARDS, Meeuw Muzak (BE), 7"EP *

2014 - BUTTERFLIES, Sweet Dreams Press (JP), 7"LP *

2013 - VALYA LETTERS, White Paddy Mountain (JP), CD * *

2013 - AIHARA 1825 CITY HEIM KIRI B-207, Headz (JP), 2CD * *

2013 - EACH ORGAN reissue, Enban (JP), CD *

2009 - FLOWERS, Music Related (US), CD *

2008 - THIS, Headz (JP), 2CD * *

2008 - LIVE IN JAPAN (V.A.), Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2008 - LOST FILMS VOL.1 (V.A.), Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2007 - YASUJIRO OZU -HITOKOMAKURA (V.A.), And/Oar (US), 2CD *

2006 - MERRY CHRISTMAS MR.POWER SHOVEL (V.A.), Power Shovel Audio (JP), 2CD *

2006 - PIRURU PIRUKURU PIKUNIKKURU (V.A.), Magic Book Records (JP), CD *

2006 - ROOM NOTE, Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2005 - IN DRAWING (V.A.), Cherry Music (JP), CD *

2005 - VERSION GUITAR (V.A.) - appears on Naoyuki Arashi, Commune Disc (JP), CD *

2005 - MEMORIES OF SASAKISAN (V.A.), Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2004 - A CERTAIN AQUARIUM (V.A.), 360°Records (JP), CD *

2003 - OBJECT SET AND MOTION (V.A.), Apestaartje (US), CD *

2003 - ORGAN LEAF, Lucky Kitchen (SP), CD *

2003 - IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM JAPAN EXTRA (V.A.), Imj (JP), 2CD *

2003 - 1 MINUTE (V.A.), Umu (JP), 3"CD *

2002 - EACH ORGAN, Aotoao (JP), CDR

1997 to 2001 - A lot of tapes released by own on Los Apson? record store and Kurara Audio Arts in Tokyo.


△ ASUNA collaborations

2022 - MINAMO & ASUNA - TAIL OF DIFFRACTION, 12k (US), CD *

2022 - ASUNA remixed HACO - NOVA NATURO REMIXED (V.A.), Digital *

2021 - ASUNA & FRANS - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 9 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2020 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 8 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2020 - ASUNA + TOMOYOSHI DATE + FEDERICO DURAND - IN THE OPEN, Dauw (BE), Cassette *

2020 - MINORU SATO-m/s + ASUNA - HODOKERU MIMI (V.A.), 901 Editions (IT), CD *

2019 - MINORU SATO-m/s + ASUNA - TOTTERING STEPS, Meeuw Muzak (BE), 7"EP *

2019 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - DOERU PARK, Go To Bed! Records (JP), Cassette *

2019 - ASUNA & JAN JELINEK - SIGNALS BULLETIN, Faitiche (DE), LP *

2018 - PEKALA KORDYLASINSKA PEKALA feat ASUNA - MODULAR, Lado Abc (PO), CD *

2017 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 7 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2016 - ASUNA / FUMIHITO TAGUCHI - 100 KEYBOARDS, 100 PORTABLE RECORD PLAYERS WITH 100 SEA WAVE RECORDS, Enban (JP), CD *

2016 - ASUNA & OPITOPE - THE CREPUSCULAR GROVE, White Paddy Mountain (JP), CD * new!

2016 - TARNOVSKI & ASUNA - THE ART OF DISTORTION (V.A.), Meteorismo (CZ), Digital *

2016 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 6 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2015 - ROGIER SMAL + ASUNA - SEPARATION WALKING, Wftt (JP), Cassette *

2015 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - GRACE PARK, White Paddy Mountain (JP), CD *

2015 - ASUNA remixed ALEXANDER RISHAUG - MA​.​ORG PA​.​GIT RE​.​MX, Cronica (PT), Digital *

2014 - WHITE RAINBOW + ASUNA - BLOODY FOOTBALL CLICKS/ORANGE CLASSIC SKINZ, See Recordings (JP), LP *

2014 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 5 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2013 - ASUNA appears with OPITOPE - A COLONY OF KUALA MUTE GEEKS, White Paddy Mountain (JP), CD *

2013 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - EMPTY PARK, Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2012 - ASUNA appears with ANDY C. JENKINS - MATSUBARA CONICAL, Sunshine Ltd. (US), Cassette Tape *

2012 - ASUNA appears with GOFISH - TOTEMOIIKOTO, Sweet Dreams Press (JP), CD *

2012 - CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA + ASUNA - SCALE COMPOSITIONS, Home Normal (JP), CD *

2012 - MINORU SATO-m/s + ASUNA - MEASURE IN NATURE, Autumn Records (US), CD *

2012 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 4 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2012 - ASUNA appears with THE MEDIUM NECKS - WATER EMERALD TRUMPET, Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2011 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 3 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2011 - ASUNA appears with MISATO KINOSHITA - SOUNDTRACKS, Headz (JP), CD *

2011 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 2 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2010 - MINORU SATO-m/s + ASUNA - ONE AS TWO, Senufo Editions (IT), LP *

2010 - ASUNA remixed AOYAMA MASASHI - UMU REMIX (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2010 - ASUNA + OPITOPE - SUNROOM, Students Of Decay (US), CD *

2010 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - CASIOTONE COMPILATION (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2010 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - RAINBOW BEAT PARADE (V.A.), Magic Book Records (JP), CD *

2008 - SHIBATA & ASUNA - POCKET PARK, Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2008 - ASUNA appears with THE MEDIUM NECKS - STARS STARS, Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2007 - MINORU SATO-m/s + ASUNA - TEXTURE IN GLASS TUBE AND REED ORGAN, Spekk (JP), CD *

2007 - MY PAL FOOT FOOT + ASUNA - KINSKI PUKUPUKU, Suhaak-Haaksu (JP), CDR *

2006 - ASUNA remixed RAPHAEL SEBBAG - EL FANTASMA DE LA LIBERTAD, Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2006 - Naoyuki Arashi aka ASUNA appears with MIKA SASAKI - RETURN OF SASAKISAN, Power Shovel Audio (JP), CD *

2006 - Naoyuki Arashi aka ASUNA appears with TEASI - KABESHINBUN, Compare Notes (JP), CD *

2005 - ASUNA appears with STEVE JACKSON - 7586 (V.A.), Coup (JP), CD *

2004 - ASUNA appears with SAWAKO - YOURS GRAY, And/Oar (US), CD *

2004 - SAWAKO + ASUNA - COSTARRING FROM CHERRY FARM 01 (V.A.), Cherry Music (JP), CDR *

2004 - SAWAKO + ASUNA - AIHARA, Autumn Records (US), CDR *


LOCH NESS - (Ippei Matsui, Shota Terai, Makoto Inada, Gonzo Murakami, Seijiro Kuroda, Asuna Arashi) - [2011~]

2015 - LOCH NESS, Born In Sun, Forms Sink (JP), CDR *

2014 - LOCH NESS, Stars In Daylight (JP), CDR *


HELLL - (Tetsuro Yasunaga, Sakiyo Tobita, Jason Funk, Jeff Fuccillo, Asuna Arashi) - [2005~2016]

2014 - Π, Meenna (JP), CD *

2012 - HUNGRY GHOST/HELLL, Self-released for Japan tour (US/JP), Split Cassette *

2011 - CASIOTONE COMPILATION 2 (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2010 - U-SOUND VOL.38, U-Sound Archive (US), CDR *

2010 - CIRCLE AROUND, WFTTapes (JP), Cassette *


ASKOCOCO - (Koji Miyata, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Asuna Arashi) - [2000~2015]

2013 - ASKOCOCO appears with OPITOPE - A COLONY OF KUALA MUTE GEEKS, White Paddy Mountain (JP), CD *

2010 - ASKOCOCO remixed AMI YOSHIDA - UMU REMIX (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2010 - TIDE (V.A.), Balen Disc (JP), CD *

2010 - CASIOTONE COMPILATION (V.A.), Aotoao (JP), 3"CD *

2006 - PIRURU PIRUKURU PIKUNIKKURU (V.A.), Magic Book Records (JP), CD *

2005 - CORONA + ASKOCOCO - COSTARRING FROM CHERRY FARM 02 (V.A.), Cherry Music (JP), CDR *

2005 - VERSION GUITAR (V.A.), Commune Disc (JP), CD *

2004 - ARP + ASKOCOCO - COSTARRING FROM CHERRY FARM 01 (V.A.) Cherry Music (JP), CDR *

2004 - MOKUMOKU NO KI TO BOKU (V.A.), Magic Book Records (JP), CDR *

2004 - PLAYBACK 11, Commune Disc (JP), CDR *

2004 - RANGE:ASKOCOCO, Topscore (US), Card CDR *

2001 - One cdr album released by own.


BONO JOVI - (Tomas Tello, N'Alov, Asuna Arashi) - [2015]

2015 - ANDESGROUND COMPILATION (V.A.), Andesground (LU), Cassette *


VALVE/MEMBRANCE - (Minoru Sato-m/s, Keisuke Oki, Asuna Arashi) - [2007~2012]

2008 - FESTIVAL UOOR NIEUWE MUZIEK HAPPY NEW EARS (V.A.), Happy New Ears (BE), CD *


船 | FU-NE - (Fumihito Taguchi, Asuna Arashi) - [2005~]

2008 - 船 | FU-NE, Enban (JP), CDR


CORONA - (Jungo Miyachi, Kiyotaka Goto, Masashi Aoyama, Mayuzumi, Sayaka Aoyama, Emi Otaguro, Asuna Arashi) - [1998~2006]

2006 - PIRURU PIRUKURU PIKUNIKKURU (V.A.), CD, Magic Book Records (JP), CD *

2005 - CORONA + ASKOCOCO - COSTARRING FROM CHERRY FARM 02 (V.A.), Cherry Music (JP), CDR *

2005 - VERSION GUITAR (V.A.), Commune Disc (JP), CD *

2000 to 2004 - Four cdr eps released by own.

1998 - One tape album released by own.


KIRIMONOKOSO - (Atsuhito Inukai, Mabika Kitajima, Asuna Arashi) - [1999~2006]

1999 - One tape album released by own.

2000 & 2004 - Two cdr albums released by own.


ISALI - (Yosuke Iga, Asuna Arashi) - [1999~2001]

2000 - One tape released by own.


△ NOVA DELAY - (Tomoyuki Harakawa, Haruo Iida, Yosuke Iga, Asuna Arashi) - [1999~2000]

1999 - One tape released by own.




ASUNA CONTACT

asuna.arashi at gmail.com




ASUNA VIDEO

△ 100 Keyboards



△ 100 Toys



Composition works (album sampler)



Jan Jelinek & Asuna



Minoru Sato-m/s & Asuna (glass tubes & prepared organ)



Shibata & Asuna



Asuna x Takahiro Yamamoto (toys x turntable improvisation)




▲ ASUNA PHOTOS

photo by Nobuki Yamamoto (popo)







photo by maus hábitos





photo by Ichiko Uemoto



design by Meeuw






ASUNA is Japanese sound artist who has recently been reevaluated in the experimental music and art scene in recent years. Creating experimental music and installation work from a very young age during the late 90’s, he has gone on to become a pioneer within the experimental ambient / drone / improvisation scene in Tokyo, influencing and collaborating with many other Japanese electronic musicians. He has also released composition works a prolific number of albums from Europe, America and Japanese labels.

Alongside his first major work, “Each Organ” (2002), a sound installation reconsidering the concept of etymology, he also produces experimental composition works, recording with acoustic instruments and electronics under the title “100 TOYS”, a performance that uses many tiny toys to create a multi-layered and fascinating plastic universe of drones, loops, sonic moire and occasional pop implosions.

ASUNA’s current touring work 100 KEYBOARDS is a live music performance featuring over 100 keyboards. Multiple sound waves on the same frequency are diseminated in multiple directions, creating a complex distribution of acoustic pressure. This causes what is known as a moiré pattern of sound interference. In this site-specific listening experience, you will hear subtle variations of sound interference and resonance that vary based on your location in the performance space.