22 October 2011
Yumi's first solo release 'Statement Heels' is now available from iTunes and Amazon for download, and CD is available from here
The album contains Yumi's pieces originally written for contemporary art music performers, including 'Statement Heels' and 'The Shape du Jour' from 'That is SO a Good Look', 2006 British Composer Awards finalist suite for 2 pianos. Many tracks feature Tatsuya Yoshida's drums and he also sings in some tracks. Read review: Prog-Sphere
Yumi will be performing with The Artaud Beats, formerly known as Not Henry Cow, on 28th October in Bodo, Norway. The lineup of the band: Geoff Leigh (flute, sax, voice, electronics), Yumi Hara Cawkwell (keyboard, voice), Chris Cutler (drums), John Greaves (bass, voice). Please visit our facebook page
Yumi is now planning Japan Tour in December.
21 May 2011
Yumi's pieces are receiving performances in May and June:
On Fri 20 May 2011, KEYNOTE + (Kate Ryder and Jane Chapman - Prepared piano & harpsichord) performed 'Luminous' for prepared piano and clavichord (this time by harpsichord) at The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, part of 'Lang Lang Inspires: Young Pianists Week'.
On Wed 25 May 2011, 7pm, BAccK +/- Harp (Irmantas Andriunas: birbyne, Danielius Rozovas: accordion, Viktorija Smailyte: harp) will perform 'Nota Bene', originally written for shakuhachi and clavichord, this time by Lithuanian wind instrument 'birbyne'.
Fluxus Ministry, 5th floor, Gedimino av. 27, Vilnius, Lithuania
part of 'Drusko Manija '11' festival, Free entry
On Sun 5 June 2011, 4.30pm, at Southwark Cathedral, Michael Bonaventure will perform Hibernal for organ. He is launching his latest CD 'Contemporary British Organ Music Volume 3' (SFZ Music)
Guy Harries & Yumi Hara Cawkwell will perform improvised music using found objects and electronics at THE COURTYARD THEATRE, The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU http://www.thecourtyard.org.uk/
part of NEW LEXICONS OF DARK: exploring darkness in art and music (12pm-12am)
OVER 30 WORKS AND ARTISTS EXPLORING AND DEPICTING VARYING DEGREES OF DARKNESS, ACCOMPANIED BY SONIC ART WORKS
Watch Guy & Yumi's performance at Cafe OTO on 11 April here
Yumi will be touring West Japan from 30 June to 22 July
Also, the long-awaited date for a performance of Yosshy YUMI-Yama (Yumi, Tatsuya Yoshida, Hoppy Kamiyama) using 2 grand pianos and a drum kit has been confirmed: 14 September 2011 at Nagakute Bunka no Ie, near Nagoya, launching Yumi's solo CD!
13 January 2011
Dream of the Gryllidae by Yumi Hara Cawkwell & Tony Lowe, Mitsugi (Esoteric Rituals) by Mammal Machine (Yumi, Mitsuru Tabata, Rie Miyazaki, Yasuyuki Watanabe), and Ride a White Rabbit by Yumi Hara Cawkwell & Sato Yukie are now available from Discography page!
Mitsugi (Esoteric Rituals) is getting critical attention, and now already got at least 5 reviews. Please also visit Discography page for links to the reviews.