Makigami Santachi (Japan):
Mita Freeman - guitar
Sakaide Masami - bass, programing
Makigami Koichi - vocal, theremin, doromb
Makigami Santachi is a special trio of extremely vocalist Makigami
Koichi. All members from his Japanese famous group Hikashu.
Makigami Koichi is one of Japanese most popular
underground performers. Hikashu is his remarkable rock/pop band
Hikashu through over twenty-five years of musical mayhem. From techno
(before the Yellow Magic Orchestra) to noise/sampler improvisation
(before Ground Zero) to jazz, folk and beyond-all with a Japanese
twist. Hikashu has been anticipating trends and charting new paths in
Japanese music for decades.
In addition to recordings with HIKASHU, Makigami released a solo album
in 1992 of re-worked, reinterpreted old Japanese popular songs, produced
by John Zorn. Together with this recorded work, he has conducted
a series of concerts under this project.
From 1993, Makigami has been acting as organiser and promptor for the
monthly Tokyo session of John Zorn's game piece COBRA.
Makigami has worked and collaborated with a great many artists and musicians
in a wide variety of areas and styles, such as Takahashi Yuji, John Zorn,
Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, David Moss, Lauren Newton, Anthony Coleman,Umezu
Kazutoki, Carl Stone, Jon Rose, Guy Klucevsek, and Derek Bailey.
Ongoing projects include his aforementioned unique avant-pop based on
old popular Japanese music, performance using interactive computer technology,
voice improvisation, and various work as organiser and producer.
© Jūratė Kučinskaitė