Conceived, Directed and Performed by SPICE
Electronic meets pop. East meets West. Experience a whole new kind of musical fusion.
Building on its established record for introducing the cutting edge of youth and millennial culture in China, not least with its showcase at the F/T17 Asia Series, F/T presents an incredible performance by Hangzhou-based SPICE. Comprising the Chinese artist chenchenchen and American musician Eli Levi, this psychedelic electronic group weaves together a potent mix of experimental electronica and pop, unique and mysterious sounds fusing Eastern sensibilities with Western culture, and philosophical lyrics. The performance is an adaptation of the group’s science fiction comic of the same name and here receives its world premiere in Tokyo. Science fiction is currently booming in China, while sci-fi novels and movies are also attracting huge audiences around the world. Against this backdrop, SPICE conjures up a whole new kind of SF spectacle using video, music, and live performance. The result is a sensory feast for both the eyes and ears.
|Name||SPICE “New Jungle”|
10/18 (Fri) 19:30*
|Venue||Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre West)|
|Running Time||75 min.|
|Language||Performed in English and Chinese|
|High School Students & Younger||¥1,000*|
*For both advance and same-day tickets. Proof of age required.
Founded in 2012 in Hangzhou, China, SPICE is an independent electronic band whose music mixes philosophical lyrics with first-rate live performance appeal. It comprises founder chenchenchen, who graduated from the China Academy of Art with a BA in mixed-media art and then did an MA in intermedia art, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Capital Normal University, and Eli Levi, an American musician and producer.
|Performed and Directed by||chenchenchen|
|Performed and Music Produced by||Eli Levi|
|Performed and Assisted by||Wang Chuan|
|VJ, Lighting, Stage Design:||You Yaoming|
|Extras:||Jia Guangzuo, Leng Yifu, Liu Tingjun, Molly Liu, Sun He, Wang Yueqi|
|Technical Manager:||Eiji Torakawa|
|Assistant Technical Manager:||Nahoko Yokokawa|
|Stage Manager:||Kohei Ogawa|
|Stage Assistants:||Shiori Fukuzawa, Hikari Osanai|
|Lighting Coordinator:||Naoki Kinoshita (Factor Co., Ltd.)|
|Sound Coordinator:||Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)|
|Sound Operator:||Rindou Inoue|
|Video Coordinator:||Mucho Muramatsu|
|Technical Interpreter:||Noriko Yamada|
|Publicity Design:||Tadashi Aoki|
|Video Documentation:||SAIKOUDO Co., Ltd.|
|Chinese Program Curator:||Hitomi Oyama|
|Production Coordinator:||Sayo Nakayama|
Conceived and Directed by Jun Kitazawa
Directed and Designed by JK Anicoche + Rick Yamakawa