Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Takedao Art Event 2012 - September 8th 14:00 - 23:00‏‏


To celebrate the end of summer, I am organizing this yearly art event in an abandoned train tunnel, now used as a hiking path, a pleasant ten minutes walk from Takedao station, Hyogo prefecture. Come and join us for a full day of performances, camping, bonfire, portable fireworks, barbecue and swimming!


Takedao station is a few stations from JR Takarazuka. It is on a local line, so if you come from JR Osaka, you may want to transfer to the local line at Takarazuka, which is the closest station on the express. Please use HYPERDIA to navigate yourself.

And from Takedao station, turn left when you get out of the station and follow arrow signs I will post. On the way, there will be one little shop next to the first bridge, where you can get beer and snacks, as well as (a little further) a really cool river side restaurant that you might want to check out on your way in or out... Where the road turns left, there will be a bridge. Take that bridge and continue walking along the river. The event is held in the first tunnel.


Food and snacks to share would be welcome. If you're planning camping, the gear that goes with it, and for those who would like to do barbecue, a dose of meat would be good. And as Takedao is in the nature, please consider bringing some mosquito repellent.



UTINTON RECORDS (Kaori Yoshikawa and Snoo) Pop-Up Shop


14:00 - 14:50    Free Jam Session
15:00 - 15:30    AYAKA UMEHARA Poetry Reading
15:40 - 16:10    YUMIKO NII Performance
16:20 - 16:50    LIFE UNDER (eN) (CHARHAN & C-REVOLUTIONIZE)  foot bag freestyle & beatbox
17:00 - 17:30    SHIN'ICHI ISOHATA & MEGUMI composed & improvised music
17:40 - 18:20    Free Jam Session
18:30 - 19:00    YUKI MAEGAKI & ANDY COUZENS - improvised music
19:10 - 19:40    TAKEZO AOKI - human beat box
19:50 - 20:20     JERRY GORDON & YANGJAH improvised music & dance
20:30 - 21:00    CHARLES-ERIC BILLARD improvised music
21:10 - 21:40    TOSHIHIRO SAKAI - electronic music & visuals
21:50 - 23:00    Free Jam Session & Bonfire
23:00 - 11:00    Camping


charles_billard@hotmail.com / 090-9889-9523

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Takedao Art Event 2012 - Call for Artists

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トンネルの中はとても暗いため、パフォーマンスや作品だけではなく、ライティングのアイディアが必要となります。 ご注意ください。



charles_billard@hotmail.com / 090-9889-9523までご連絡ください。

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(dance, music, theater, visual arts, performance art, sculpture,      installation, etc.) to take part in this yearly event in an abandoned train tunnel, a 15 minutes walk from JR Takedao Station :
SEPTEMBER 8th from 15:00 to 22:00.

Please note that the tunnel is quite dark, so you have to think of     interesting ways to light your performance or artwork. There will be a generator available for those who can’t do without electricity, so the costs will be divided between those who use it. 

All participating artists should provide a ¥500 participation fee, to cover the printing costs of the flyer.

For more information, contact Charles-Eric Billard :
(mail) charles_billard@hotmail.com or (tel) 090-9889-9523.

Live Performance at Echigo-Tsumari 2012

Sound Art Project by Charles-Eric Billard

Nohbutai Building, Matsudai,
Niigata prefecture August 11th, 2012, 15:30-17:00

As part of ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE 2012,     multi-disciplinary artist Charles-Eric Billard will present a live performance using original string instruments called "slitars". 

The word "slitar" is the contraction of "slide guitar" and "sitar", both refering to the inherent characteristics of the string instruments. Originally made of recycled materials like drink bottles and snacks containers, the instruments presented at ECHIGO-TSUMARI TRIENNALE 2009 were made of stainless steel and have been displayed since then as a permanent outdoor installation located in the forest in the vicinity of Noubutai building, the triennale's administrative center. The event SPACE SLITAR ORCHESTRA 2012 will be an opportunity for the public to both experience the sounds of the original instruments and to take part in a jam session with the artist, using the outdoor sound installation. 

Contact details : charles_billard@hotmail.com / 090-9889-9523 website : http://charlou2006.blogspot.jp/

music :

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ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE is one of the largest art festivals in the world and is held in the Echigo-Tsumari region. Since its beginning in 2000, approximatively 160 artworks by artists from all over the world have dotted across a 760km2 area.

Triennale's website : http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/eng/

Thursday, July 05, 2012

New Cloneliness Album : Summer Freak Show

A new independant release of four titles, mostly electronic, with some layering of slitar or other sound devices.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miniatures Vol.6 at MIIT House

"Miniatures Vol.6" June 24th, open 17:00 / performance 18:00 to 20:00 MIIT House 2-6-13 Shikanjima, Konohana-ku Osaka-shi, 554-0012 MIIT blog : http://miit-house.blogspot.jp/ MIIT map: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=34.684158,135.454712+(MIIT+House) As part of a series of live performances based on the idea of "miniatures", the improvised music duo Smouldering Door (Jerry Gordon & Charles-Eric Billard) will perform improvised music in its most uncluttered version, in collaboration with dancers Keiko Yamaguchi and Yangjah.

Continuons Le Combat - Quebec Party

"Continuons Le Combat" June 23rd, event starts at 19:00 / performance from 20:00 And's Tartines 1-2-6 3F Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, 550-0013 大阪市西区新町1-2-6 大阪屋ニュー新町ビル3F tel : 06-6535-0480 web : http://andsscenes.seesaa.net/ To celebrate Québec National Day, Cloneliness (aka Charles-Eric Billard) will perform live techno-documentary music. Produced using recorded and possibly live spoken word, electronic beats and self-made instruments, the music project is aimed at making people dance while reflecting about social issues!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sleeper Hallucination Camping #020

S l e e p e r  H a l l u c i n a t i o n  C a m p i n g  # 0 2 0 2012/04/28 [sat] open 19:00 start 19:30 close 22:39 【entrance fee1000yen / w1drink 】 + [ Rental fee 500yen / FM radio ... but ! if you bring FM Radio ... no 500yen ] ※ Rental sleeping bag [+100yen] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ☆FMラジオご持参の方は入場料の1000円(1ドリンク付)のみになります。 ☆FMラジオをお持ちで無い方は、レンタルラジオ代 プラス500円を頂いています。。 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 【Outdoor music event with headphones】 Bring your headphone, FM radio and sleeping bag to enjoy this unusual experience of music + video art under the nightsky... The audience lie down on the ground and listen to the live music through headphones connected to FM radios or amplifiers at Sleeper Hallucination Camping... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Act ::] geeq http://soundcloud.com/geeq_japan Charles-Eric Billard http://charlou2006.blogspot.jp/ サカイトシヒロ / Toshihiro Sakai bed [ http://www.myspace.com/bedmusic ] s l o n n o n + sonsen gocha bacco http://www.slonnon.com/ and Extra ... [フード / Food ::] カレー / Curry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Past Archive :::  [ sound coming about 10:00~...s l o n n o n + sonsen gocha bacco ] http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12793653 [ Photo by Unyo 303 /SHC#009 ] http://www.flickr.com/photos/unyo303/sets/72157624376852112/with/4741964225/ FLOAT 大阪市西区安治川2丁目1-28 安治川倉庫 Ajigawa warehouse 2-1-28 Ajigawa Nishi-ku Osaka http://float.chochopin.net/