ICHIKO AOBA - FRANKIE

folk, singer-songwriter
Sunday
04
September 2022
  • Rotonde
19:30
TICKET 19.5
PREVENTE 16.5
BOTACARTE 13.5
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Extra information

— TIMING

19:30 doors open
20:00 Frankie
21:00 Ichiko Aoba

When

Sun. 4 Sep, 2022

Where

  • Rotonde

Doors

19:30

Organiser

Botanique
Ichiko
"Ichiko Aoba’s greatest strength is her ability to create pockets of intimacy."
Pitchfork

Raised in Kyoto, Japan, Ichiko Aoba learnt to play classical guitar aged 17. She found inspiration from Disney and Studio Ghilbi soundtracks and was mentored by Japanese singer songwriter Anmi Yamada.

Ichiko released her first album, Kamisori Otome (Razor Girl), in 2010,aged only 19, and went on to receive much acclaim for her folksy,jazz-influenced songs written for nylon-strung classical guitar and voice –including her 2013 album “0” and on 2018’s “qp”.

She has collaborated with Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto and American sound artist Taylor Deupree; with Sakamoto’s Yellow Magic Orchestra colleague Haruomi Hosono; with Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco (they duetted on a song for a whisky advert); and with Japanese producer and multi-instrumentalist Cornelius (“she’s such a genius,” he says, “she brings such focus and intensity to what she does, and she’s an incredibly talented guitarist – even though she’d only been playing for two years when I met her!”). There have been collaborations with Japanese hip hop producer Sweet William and with Japanese indie band MahiToThePeople. Canadian violinist Owen Pallett has cited her as an inspiration, comparing her compositions to those of Burt Bacharach (“I’ve never been so blindsided by a musician as I was by Ichiko Aoba”).

Ichiko has also worked on several stage productions: 9 Days Queen by Go Aoki, a production of Cocoon written and directed by Takahiro Fujita, and a revival of Lemming by Shuji Terayama. 

Her latest album “Windswept Adan” co-written and produced by Taro Umebayashi, is a singer-songwriter album, a concept album, a piece of chamber music, and a contemporary orchestral work. It is heavily influenced by jazz, by folk and by impressionistic classical music. It is a soundtrack to an imaginary film; it is an album that tells a story; it is a piece of fantasy science fiction set to music; it is a sonic voyage through the East China Sea.   

The release of  Windswept Adan (on her own label hermine)  was a gamechanger for Ichiko, triggering her popularity that snowballed among music fans  around the world, and attracting critical acclaim from some of the world’s leading media.

Ichiko Aoba - Porcelain
Ichiko Aoba - Windswept Adan Concert (Excerpt) recorded live at Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, 2021

FRANKIE

Frankie (Franziska Aigner) works at the intersection of music, philosophy and performance. She studied at P.A.R.T.S., the school of choreography and dance in Brussels directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and has performed her own work at theatres and festivals across Europe. Frankie worked with the artist Anne Imhof on the performances Deal (2015), Rage (2015), and Angst (2017), as well as FAUST (2017), which was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

She performed and co-wrote the music to FAUST, which was released as a LP on PAN in 2019. In 2019 she joined Holly Herndon’s vocal ensemble, performing the album 'PROTO' around the world. Frankie continues to work and perform with Anne Imhof, and with artists such as the choreographer William Forsythe and the filmmaker Austin Jack Lynch. In 2020 she completed her PhD at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), London on the topic of Kant and Technics. She is currently an instructor in philosophy at the New Centre for Research and Practice.

Frankie - Cherry Wine

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Buy tickets

Extra information

— TIMING

19:30 doors open
20:00 Frankie
21:00 Ichiko Aoba