Yumi Hara    photo by Tetsuya Hirose

NEWS (updated 9 September 2021) 

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  [ANNOUNCEMENT 7 September 2021]

Chris Cutler has had to withdraw from the Yumi Hara 2-Day Residency at Cafe Oto to self-isolate. We are glad to announce that we've been able to persuade Guy Evans to leap to the rescue. Guy is best known as the drummer for Van Der Graaf Generator. He also played with The Misunderstood, Arthur Brown, Amon Dl 11 and Mother Gong. He is a founder member of Echo City, a band of musician-designers who perform on giant self-made instruments, collectively known as sonic playgrounds. He now regularly plays in the improvising collective, AMM All Stars, whose live performances and xenochronic compositions are broadcast weekly on Resonance FMs Late Lunch With Out To Lunch. We are all looking forwards very much to working with him this weekend.

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GIG DATES 2021 (updated 9 September 2021)

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Gig dates 2016 Gig dates 2015  Gig dates 2014  Gig dates-2013

 

DISCOGRAPHY & SHOP (updated 21 August 2020: Limited edition disks back in stock)
   photos of packing process (11 Oct 2016)

REVIEWS, PRESS, BROADCAST  (updated 29 June 2020)
INTERVIEWS
(created 3 Feb 2019)

 


THE WATTS (Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler, Yumi Hara) (updated 26 Oct 2019)

THE WATTS will perform at Yumi Hara Residency Day 1, Sat 11 Sept 2021 with Guy Evans


Debut CD 'Decoherence' out now!

     THE WATTS Decoherence

Lindsay Cooper Songbook 2019 tour (updated 29 June 2020) 

Lindsay Cooper Songbook Alone+ will perform at Yumi Hara Residency Day 1, Sat 11 Sept 2021
personnel: Yumi Hara, Tim Hodgkinson, Guy Evans, Chloe Herington, Pierre Chevalier, Atsuko Kamura.
Well also play Side B of 'Ruth is Stranger Than Richard' as a whole, Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road, Shipbuilding (text changed as 'Face-to-Face', about university lecturers who are skilled in teaching face-to-face, facing reopening the campus), As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still, Box 25/4 Lid, several Lindsay Cooper tunes and just a bit of mine

The Artaud Beats (Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler, John Greaves) (updated 10 Feb 2016 )

The Artaud Beats will perform at Yumi Hara Residency Day 2,
Sun 12 Sept 2021 with Guy Evans

 Nodutgang Bodo jacket

you me & us (Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler, Yumi Hara) (updated 25 December 2018)

Rain Check jacket


(updated 7 Oct 2016)

Jump for Joy! will perform at Yumi Hara Residency Day 2, Sun 12 Sept 2021 with Guy Evans

COMPOSER : List of Works Performance Dates (updated 8 April 2016 )  Order score

RESEARCH (updated 25 Dec 2018)Teaching (updated 25 Dec 2018)  Workshop Leader (updated 25 Dec 2018) Books

FILMS & MODELLINGPictures

Bonobo's Ark



'Jazz meets performance art, as her amazing voice headed off into dog-whistle territory, but there was such good humour and warmth in her performance. You couldn't help but love her' (Jazzwise Duncan Heining).

photo by Sen Kelly

'Yumis keyboard playing is generally one of a kind, her wonderful ability to jump from pure improvisation to strict compositional accuracy within the same thematic storyline, let alone the piece, making me scratch my head wondering how, why and to where the border between those two, completely different, styles disappears?' (Uzbekistan Progressive Rock Pages Vitaly Menshikov)

'The composer who tries hardest to address the Cargo audience' (The Guardian John L. Walters).

'How should I describe the unique world of 'Cool Down for Pole' and 'Improvisation on Japanese Lullabies' by Yumi Hara Cawkwell, composer based in London? To view her performance, improvisatory singing of Japanese lullabies, was a truly unique and mysterious experience' (Ongaku Gendai).

'Yumi Hara Cawkwell's Groove Study - a piece which, despite its title, was much more unhinged, jazzy and violent than the minimalist stuff around it' (The Times Richard Morrison).

'The other works leavened Reich and Riley's austerity with traces of pop in one form or another. The fractured rhythms of Yumi Hara Cawkwell's Groove Study amounted to a kind of electro-funk fantasia' (Evening Standard Nick Kimberley).

 



  photo by Lutz Diehl

Yumi Hara has been supported by:

AHRB

Arts Council England, Lottery Grant Award

Arts Council Tokyo

Bliss Trust

City University

EAST

The Gen Foundation

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Hikone City

JAPAN 2001

JAPAN-UK 150

MakingMusic

PRS Foundation

spnm

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

University of East London

 

 



For general enquiries: info 'at' yumiharacawkwell.co.uk

 

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