Les Jardins des Pilotes is proud to announce the ATAK NIGHT 4 Europe Tour. A series of concerts featuring Yasunao Tone (jp), Pan sonic (fi), Keiichiro Shibuya (jp), evala (jp) and guest artists Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand (nl/ru).

2009.01.23 (fri)
Bologna / Italy
Netmage 09 (International Live Media festival 9th edition)
@PALAZZO RE ENZO (Live Media Floor), Piazza Nettuno BOLOGNA
Live performance: Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), evala (ATAK, port), Keiji Haino

2009.01.26 (mon)
Berlin / Germany
club transmediale
An der Schillingbrücke/ Stralauer Platz 33/34
10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Live performance: Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), Pan sonic, Yasunao Tone, evala (ATAK, port)

2009.01.29 (thu)
Cologne / Germany
Kunst Praxis Staab
Eigelstein 112 (At the Eigelstein-Tor, close to Ebertplatz), 50668 Köln
Live performance: Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), Yasunao Tone, evala (ATAK, port)

2009.01.30 (fri)
Zürich / Switzerland
Kunstraum Walcheturm
Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich
Organised by ICST,
Live performance: Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), Mika Vainio, evala (ATAK, port)

2009.02.03 (tue)
Paris / France
Point Ephémère
200 Quai de Valmy 75010 Paris
Supported by ALFELIS
Live performance: Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK), evala (ATAK, port), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Laurent Chambert (GRM)

ATAK was established by Keiichiro Shibuya in 2002 as a collective including creators from various fields, such as music, design and fashion. As a music label ATAK releases Japanese and international cutting edge electro-acoustic works. The work of ATAK is deeply influenced by the music of Pan sonic and Yasunao Tone.

Shibuya released his first solo album entitled “ATAK000 keiichiro shibuya” in 2004. With an extremely dense and rich sound, focusing on tone and rhythm the album was a milestone for Shibuya’s musical development.

Pan sonic was formed in 1992 in Turku, Finland by Mika Vainio (1963) and Ilpo Väisänen (1963). Pan sonic released more than ten albums, a slew of EPs and a DVD, and have collaborated with legends such as Alan Vega, Barry Adamson and David Cunningham. The group has become one of the best known Finnish electronic music groups, renown for their harshly minimalist, high volume live performances. Pan sonic’s concert with ATAK is one of few appearances in 2009.

Yasunao Tone was born in Tokyo in 1935 and resides in New York since 1972. He is co-founder of Group Ongaku, an original member of the Japanese Fluxus movement, and a legend in electronic music. Tone will perform his piece Paramedia Mix 08 which is an instance of his long term musical project dedicated to the exploratory use of manipulated CDs. Since the 80ies Tone develops his unique musical aesthetic, based on scratched CDs and their use as a medium for live performances.

evala is a sound artist based in Tokyo and a regular member of ATAK. In 2004 he founded the independent label “port”. His first album “initial” with its strong and sensitive sounds had a great impact on the electronic music scene in Japan. evala’s signature style is an uncompromisingly artificial editing process of field recorded material. For ATAK NIGHT 4 he will also program the visuals for Shibuya’s live set.

ATAK NIGHT 4 is a project of ATAK, Les Jardins des Pilotes, and club transmediale.
Supported by the Japan Foundation.