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“Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band”, which was born from the TV drama series “Ama-chan”, has started crowdfunding to realize its first European tour, which was canceled due to the pandemic!

Motion Gallery Co., Ltd.
“Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band”, which was born from the TV drama series “Ama-chan”, has started crowdfunding to realize its first European tour, which was canceled due to the pandemic!
[Return] Limited European live CD, special lucky bag (autographed CD, letter, etc.), autographed turntable, etc.
MotionGallery Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo), which operates one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in Japan.
Chuo-ku/Representative Director: Kenji Otaka) was born in 2013 during the process of creating music for the NHK TV drama series “Ama-chan.” Yoshi Otomo is a band whose members are active in various genres such as classical, pop, jazz, rock, and improvisation.
We have started crowdfunding to support the first European tour of “British Special Big Band” (until July 31st).
|Target 2.5 million yen).
Crowdfunding page: Youtube:
Due to the recent depreciation of the yen and the soaring costs of transportation and accommodation, the Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band’s festival appearances in various European countries scheduled for October to November 2024 will be at a significant loss. We are in a situation where we are expected to do so, and we have begun to make this tour a reality. The rewards include a limited live album carefully selected from the European tour, a limited radio program sound source that mainly talks about the events of the tour, a specially selected lucky bag selected by Mr. Otomo (autographed CD, letter, etc.), and an exhibition piece “without records” This is a valuable lineup, including the portable turntable (signed) used in “. We would like to ask for your support as we work to make this tour a reality, in order to showcase in Europe the fruits of Mr. Otomo’s tireless efforts after the earthquake in his hometown of Fukushima.
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[Image 2:×544.jpg] Jacket design (image) by Mr. Otomo
History leading up to the European tour
The Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band was originally a band that played the music of “Ama-chan”, but it was originally a band that played the music of “Ama-chan”,
Otomo gradually became the core of Otomo’s post-earthquake activities as he repeatedly performed at Bon Odori for Project FUKUSHIMA!, which was started after the earthquake, held workshops with the general public, and performed at live houses. We became a band. After the earthquake, Mr. Otomo focused his activities on creating music venues in collaboration with ordinary people who are not music experts. The various workshops and the music for the Bon dance “Ama-chan” were born from this idea, and none of them would have been possible without the collaboration of the band members. Inevitably, the band’s activities became centered around Japan. On the other hand, Mr. Otomo’s career was also nurtured by the improvisational performance and experimental music scene in Europe, and he hopes to introduce this band’s activities to Europe someday, and also wants the members to experience the European scene. , I started to think strongly. One of our strong motivations is that it is difficult for people in Europe and America to understand the band’s activities after the earthquake, so we want to introduce the band’s music and communicate their recent activities. Fortunately, I am a private agent who supports the non-commercial activities of musicians in Norway.
No Earplugs’ Malwina Witkowska supports the idea. The tour was scheduled to take place in 2021, but was canceled due to the pandemic, and just as we were about to give up on the tour, No Earplugs was approached by festivals across Europe to travel to Europe again, and with her efforts, the tour was scheduled to take place in the fall of 2024. A European tour spanning over 20 years will be realized. Crowdfunding overview: A project to support Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band’s first European tour
From October to November 2024, Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band will perform at festivals in various European countries and a tour is planned. This is a project to ask for your support in order to make this tour a reality.
Period: Until 23:59 on Wednesday, July 31st
Goal: 2.5 million yen
Breakdown of support amount: 1.68 million yen as part of members’ European travel expenses and musical instrument transportation expenses
250,000 yen as part of the hotel fee while staying in Europe 300,000 yen as production cost for return gift
       Motion gallery fee etc. 270,000 yen
Return: 3,000 yen to 500,000 yen
Message from Mr. Otomo, big band clear file with illustrations by Mr. Kawai Shinobu, European live WAV sound source,
European live recording CD (jacket design by Mr. Otomo), band logo bag, limited radio program mp3 sound source, special lucky gift Bags (autographed CDs and CDRs related to Otomo, etc.), limited big band European live recording 10-inch analog disc, 22-hour radio: Yoshihide Otomo Chronological Archive 1975-2022 mp3 sound source, new recording Otomo solo 10-inch analog disc, Mr. Otomo on display Turntable used in the work “withoutrecords”
June 2024 Crowdfunding starts
July 31, 2024 Crowdfunding ends
October 15th – November 3rd, 2024 European Tour
December 2024: Start selecting songs from recorded sound sources, start new Otomo recordings, start production of goods, limited edition club fans with Otomo’s talk.
Geo program recording
Start of mp3 download in early January 2025 (1 month download available) January-February 2025 CD/analog, mastering
February-March 2025 Press order
April to May 2025 Completion and return shipping
*Delays may occur due to production status and CD analog press status. There will be a notice under “Update”.
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Otomo Yoshihide / g
Naoko Eto / piano
Tatsuo Kondo / key
Saito Kan / flute
Inoue Nashie / clarinet
Hiroshi Suzuki / sax
Ryoko Egawa / sax
Ryota Higashi / sax
Sato Shutoku / trumpet
Imagome Osamu / trombone
Kimura Jinya / tuba
Shunsuke Okuchi / accordion
Kawai Shinobu / bass
Kobayashi Takefumi / drums
Itoken / drums
Nanae Uehara / marimba
Hitomi Aikawa / percussion
Sachiko M / sine waves
The group was formed in September 2012, with members active in various fields such as classical music, pops, jazz, rock, and improvisation, taking the opportunity to produce music for the NHK TV drama series “Ama-chan.” As the “Ama-chan Special Big Band,” the band had 10,000 people dancing at the Aichi Triennale, and after a nationwide tour, the band disbanded after performing at the Kohaku Uta Gassen at the end of 2013. However, due to Otomo’s desire to regret its uniqueness, the band restarted the following year as the “Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band.” He has performed Bon Odori in various places including Fukushima, held workshops with the general public and children, and appeared at Fuji Rock and the Sapporo International Art Festival. After performing at various live houses including Shinjuku Pit In, the band became the core of Yoshihide Otomo’s unique activities after the earthquake. In 2019, he was in charge of the music for the NHK Taiga drama “Idaten”, and he also appeared as a guest at the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s regular performances.Last year, he also worked on the music for the Disney+ drama “Seasonless Town”, and has also been involved in recordings, concerts, etc. Various activities are ongoing. Also pay attention to the trends of the unique members who are individually active in completely different genres! A 2021 European tour was scheduled but canceled due to the pandemic. The album “Stome Stone Stone” recorded during this time will be released in 2022. In the fall of 2024, we have started crowdfunding for a tour of various European countries, which will be our first overseas performance.
Yoshihide Otomo Profile
Born in Yokohama in 1959. Spent his teenage years in Fukushima City. He is a musician who creates tons of music for movies and television, but his home is noise, improvisation, and free jazz. Guitarist, turntable player. His activities span not only Japan, but also Europe, America, and Asia. There are many exhibited works that are in the middle field between art and music, as well as projects and produced works that the public can participate in. Since 2005, he has been involved in music activities with people with disabilities. After the earthquake, he launched Project FUKUSHIMA! in his hometown of Fukushima, and in 2012 won the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Award in the art promotion category, and continues to carry out various activities in Fukushima to this day. In 2013, he won the Record Award for Best Composition and many other awards for his music for “Ama-chan.” Since 2014, as the director of Ensembles Asia, he has been working hard to create a network of musicians from all over Asia. Artistic director of the 2017 Sapporo International Art Festival. In charge of the music for the 2019 NHK Taiga drama “Idaten”. He also served as director of the reform of Fukushima’s representative summer festival, “Waraji Festival.” After the pandemic, he resumed his activities overseas. He also serves as the DJ for NHKFM’s famous jazz program “Jazz Tonight.” otomo yoshihide official web site: Little Stone Records / Bandcamp site: General inquiries:
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