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European Sensoria Band at The Joinery September 2011

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European Sensoria Band featuring Itaru Oki 沖 至 Sat 20th June 7pm The Joinery


This Saturday sees the return to Dublin of Japanese trumpet master Itaru Oki.

European Sensoria Band featuring Itaru Oki 沖 至

Solo/Duo/Group sets

Also featuring a brand new ‘Now Thats What I Call Muzak’ mix by Gavin
Duffy (Thread Pulls, Ninepoint Records)

The Joinery/Arbour Hill/Stoneybatter/Dublin 7
Saturday 20th June 2009
7pm to 10pm
10 euro
BYOB

the joinery

itaru oki
electronic sensoria band

Some info about Oki……
Born in Kobe, Japan in 1941, Oki Itaru was raised in a rich musical
environment; his father was a player of the Shakuhachi (Japanese
vertical flute), while his mother was a master of the Koto (Japanese
horizontal harp). Oki started to play the trumpet in his high school
brass band. Moving through the Dixieland and bop styles, he took on
free jazz in the late 1960s and joined with Togashi Masahiko and Sato
Masahiko to form ESSG (their first tour of Europe took place in 1969).
Following his subsequent formation of the Oki Itaru Trio (which later
grew into a quartet) Oki moved to Paris in 1974 and since then he has
continually performed at concerts and festivals in France and
throughout Europe and has played and recorded with such free jazz
heavyweights as Arthur Doyle, Sunny Murray, Alan Silva, Noah Howard
and Michel Pilz to name but a few. At the height of the Japanese
out-jazz scene he was responsible for introducing the legendary sax
abuser Kaoru Abe to the Tokyo free-playing fraternity. He is also an
avid collector of trumpets and other valve based instruments and has
toured his Oki Trumpet Exhibition throughout Europe. In 2007 he
released the landmark ‘Encounter’ cd with guitarist/turntable artist
Otomo Yoshihide who has played and recorded with Yamatsuka Eye
(Boredoms), Matts Gustaffsons’ The Thing, Philip Jeck and Bill Laswell
among others.

Electronic Sensoria Band, (now European Sensoria Band) was formed when
long-time Wormhole fan Fergus Cullen asked twin brothers Anthony and
David Carroll to play with him at legendary Dublin improv club
Lazybird. Ditching the guitars in favour of casio keyboards and adding
electro-drumpad player Adrienne Flynn of Memory Cells, E+S=B was born.
With releases on their own Last Of Our Kind label as well as Deserted
Village and Ninepoint records they have played and recorded with the
likes of Damo Suzuki (CAN) and Itaru Oki among others. Since then,
taking more and more inspiration from the American Free jazz scene of
the 60s, E+S=B have scaled down to a three piece line-up consisting of
Fergus on guitar and clarinet, Dave and Anthony on drums and bass.

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