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Participants of the "Orchestra FUKUSHIMA! 2012" Wanted

We are now welcoming applicants for the special giant orchestra which will be composed of members sought from the public, both professionals and amateurs.

In addition to interactions between commands of a conductor and the orchestra members who interpret them impromptu, music created through such process will resonate each other, going beyond individual performances, and create a new place of sounds. Participants will learn simple conducting rules at a workshop/rehearsal, and then, they will actually play music by applying the rules to compose an ensemble.

Last year, the orchestra performed at the "Festival FUKUSHIMA!" held at the Village of Four Seasons (Shiki-no-Sato) in Fukushima City, "Ensembles Parade 2011" in Mito City, "Orchestra TOKYO-FUKUSHIAM!"of the "TERATOTERA Festival" held in Kichijoji, Tokyo and "Tabito Nanao presents Hyakuninn-Kumite" held at Akasaka BLITZ, Tokyo.

▼See the image of the last year event here. (August 15, 2011 @ Village of Four Seasons)

Your music experiences or the level of your musical instrument level do not matter. Although we do welcome people who have a lot of experiences in musical performance, we also welcome beginners who cannot read music scores or cannot play musical instruments well. You can take part in the event with any kind of musical instruments such as acoustic stringed instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards, folk instruments, hand-made instruments or even objects other than musical instruments which can make sounds. (However, please be noticed that participation without instruments such as only vocals or singing is not accepted.) For the use of an electronic instrument, please prepare a portable battery or other necessary equipment as we will not be able to offer power supply. Also, please bring your musical instruments and other necessary equipment for the setting.

July 21 (Sat) Sumida River Ongaku Kaihoku (Music Liberation Zone)
11:00a.m.-17:00p.m. (Estimated Time. ※Including a rehearsal time)
[Sumida Ward]
Sumida River Art Project 2012
Ensembles Parade / Sumida River Ongaku Kaihoku
* Please use public transportation in principle.
August 14 (Tue) Festival FUKUSHIMA! Rehearsal & Workshop
Time undecided
[Fukushima City Kokaido (Public Hall), Fukushima City]
If you plan to participate in the event on August 15, please attend this program as much as you can.
Although the venue is expected to be quite congested on the event day, the organizer will have no parking space for the participants. So, please find a pay parking lot in case you come to the venue by car. We recommend you to use public transportation as much as possible.

August 15 (Wed) Festival FUKUSHIMA! Opening
14:00-17:00p.m. (Estimated Time ※Including a rehearsal time)
[Area around Fukushima Station, Fukushima City]
If you plan to participate in this event, please attend the rehearsal & workshop on August 14 as much as you can.
Although the venue is expected to be quite congested on the event day, the organizer will have no parking space for the participants. So please find a pay parking lot in case you come to the venue by car. We recommend you to use public transportation as much as possible.

August 26 (Sun) Festival FUKUSHIMA! Closing
17:00-19:00p.m. (Estimated performance time. We will inform you of a rehearsal schedule later).
[Village of Four Seasons (Shiki-no-Sato), Fukushima City]
If you come by car, please follow the instructions of the staff and use the designated parking space.
Participation Fee Free

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