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Ryosuke Kiyasu (Snare Drum Soloist) New Zealand Shows Announced

Ryosuke Kiyasu (Snare Drum Soloist) New Zealand Shows Announced

Chris Cudby / Monday 8th January, 2024 10:29AM

First announced to be visiting Aotearoa in 2020 just before the global pandemic nerfed touring plans, Japanese avant-percussionist Ryosuke Kiyasu is at last performing here this summer at Te Ika-a-Māui experimental music bastions Audio Foundation and Pyramid Club. Drummer for Keiji Haino's ultra-heavy psych group Fushitsusha, noisegrind trio SETE STAR SEPT and free jazz collective Kiyasu Orchestra, Kiyasu is globally famed for his solo snare drum performances, maximising "the sonic complexities of a single instrument". Kiyasu will be joined for both dates by Kwaenggwari (Korean flat gong) player Jin Sik Yun, plus DIY electronic innovator Ducklingmonster in Tāmaki Makaurau. Reserve your spot for these limited capacity events without delay — brought to you as part of Audio Foundation's 20th anniversary celebrations...

Ryosuke Kiyasu

Wednesday 31st January - Audio Foundation, Auckland w/ Jin Sik Yun, Ducklingmonster
Thursday 1st February - Pyramid Club, Wellington w/ Jin Sik Yun

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience captivating 2023 footage of Ryosuke Kiyasu performing in Helsinki, Finland...

Press release:

Ryosuke Kiyasu has captivated the world with his solo performances. Using only a snare drum, he viscerally explores the sonic complexities of a single instrument. Kiyasu has been active as a snare drum soloist since 2003 and is also known as a drummer in SETE STAR SEPT, Kiyasu Orchestra and Keiji Haino's band Fushitsusha. His solo performances have been featured on BBC News and VICE Magazine, and he garnered over 23 millon views on his 2018 performance in Berlin. He has released more than 200 albums, both solo and with his band.

Tāmaki Makaurau based Jin Sik Yun is a Korean Kwaenggwari (Korean flat gong) player with a healthy disregard for convention. With a deep connection to their cultural heritage and fondness for the experimental, Yun transforms the shrill beats of the Kwaenggwari into a contemporary sonic experience. They hope to captivate audiences with the mesmerizing resonance of this age-old Korean gong.

Ducklingmonster is the solo project of prolific sound and visual artist Beth Dawson. Publicly her work has predominantly been in experimental sound performance, most notably in the group The Futurians, and Ducklingmonster. Blatantly and happily ignoring the restrictions of media she works in sound, ink, video, broken electronics, and whatever else takes her fancy. She is a founding member of Tāmaki Makaurau based art collective Uniform.


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Ryosuke Kiyasu (japan), Jin Sik Yun, Ducklingmonster
Wed 31st Jan 7:45pm
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Ryosuke Kiyasu (Japan) / Jin Sik Yun (Korea)
Thu 1st Feb 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington