We are looking to recruit members for the “Mokumoku Ensemble” music club/ event to be held regularly once a month at the Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC). It is a music club where people who want to create music but cannot necessarily read music scores or play instruments gather under the leadership of composer and percussionist Kumiko Yabu, whose professional work is focused on creating music activities for those who are not music specialists. The club aims to develop its amateur membership through allowing them to work with others to create music, and uses a system for continuous, regular participation of a small group of people each time. Our goal is to garner a collective of members who wish to explore new possibilities in music together, even if they do not have any prior musical experience.
●A Message from Ms. Kumiko Yabu “Let's enjoy KIAC collaborative music composition through improvisation. By playing instruments and listening to each other's sound, Mokumoku Ensemble's interactive music collaboration can bring out your new sound. Let's get involved with new music in Kinosaki!”
※ The name “mokumoku” is a play on words due to meetings generally being held on Thursdays (pronounced mokuyoubi in Japanese), and them being named after the steam of the local onsen (mokumoku is a Japanese onomatopoeia for billowy smoke).
KIAC Music Club
■Leader: Kumiko Yabu (composer, percussionist) ■Dates: 2018 May 10th (Wednesday), June 4th (Thursday), July 12th (Thursday) - August 30th (Thursday), September 17th (Monday), October 11th (Thursday)CLOSED, November 1st (Thursday), November 29th (Thursday), December 23rd (Monday)
2019 - January 10th (Thursday)
・Children’s workshops (junior high school and younger)
18:00 – 19:00
・Adult workshops (high school and older) 19:00 – 21:00 ■Location: Kinosaki International Arts Center ■Price: Participation is free of charge (※must apply in advance)
■Capacity: Limit up to 8 people at a time (we have an advance registration system) ■Application period: Starting from around a month to 3 days before each club session
※ If you wish to tour our facilities, please consult with us beforehand.
■Participation requirements（one must fall under each of the following):
・Elementary school 4th year student, or older
・Willing to work together with other members and have the motivation to improve him/herself
・Intends on participating continuously
(However, it is not mandatory to participate every time)
・Can bring the instrument(s) he/she wants to use [we have an array of instruments available for use at the arts center as well]
■How to apply
Please fill out the form linked below, or send us an e-mail containing the following necessary information:Online Application Form
・Desired participation date(s)
・Name（in furigana/ alphabet）
・Phone number we may contact you by
・The instrument you are playing
・Your motives for participating (please write a basic response using at least 50 words)
※ Some things to address may be:
What kind of music are you particularly drawn to?
What kind of music activity would you like to go to?
Within the group, which role would you like to be assigned?