Improvised Music from Japan / Filament

Concert History

Although Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M had played as a duo before 1997, it was in that year they started playing duo often, as one of their major projects. In '97 and early '98, they called their duo A-102 as well as Filament, and occasionally called it simply "duo," with no specific name. Here, all of their duo concerts (sometimes with one or two guest musicians) from1997 to the present are listed, whether or not the name Filament was used.


December 27 at Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

April 28 at Velvetsun, Ogikubo, Tokyo.

March 10 Filaments Orchestra (Otomo Yoshihide [guitar, etc.], Sachiko M [sinewaves], Yuji Katsui [violin], Ko Ishikawa [sho], Shunsuke Oguchi [accordion], Yoshiaki Sato [accordion], Saya [vocal, etc.], Takashi Ueno [guitar], Manabu Sakata [drums, percussion, etc.], and Kumiko Takara [percussion]) at Setagaya Public Theater, Sangenjaya, Tokyo.


April 8 at the former Rissei Elementary School, Kyoto.


January 31 at Shin-bi, Kyoto.


March 7 at Perspective 2009: International Festival for Creative Music, Västerås, Sweden.

March 10 at Cafe Oto, London, UK.

March 22 at Instal 09, The Arches, Glasgow, UK.

April 11 at 2 Kolegas Bar, Beijing, China.

April 15 at Yuyintang, Shanghai, China.

July 26 at Parabolica-Bis, Asakusabashi, Tokyo.


January 27 at Tsukimiru Kimiomou, Minamiaoyama, Tokyo.


June 30: at Honen-in, Kyoto.


January 14: at All Ears Festival, Bla, Oslo, Norway.

May 13: at Theatre Choo, Seoul, South Korea.


March 21: in Ljubliana, Slovenia.

April 30: at Off Site, Yoyogi, Tokyo.

May 23: in Warsaw, Poland.

May 31: at The Corsica Arts Studios, London, UK.

July 1: at Uplink X, Shibuya, Tokyo.

August 7: at at Gallery Shin-bi, COCON Karasuma, Kyoto.

December 16: at Loop-Line, Sendagaya, Tokyo.


January 9: at Cafe Independants in Kyoto.

May 25: at Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France.

May 30: at Musique Action, Vandoeuvre lès Nancy, France.

November 10: at at Kotoni Patos, Sapporo.

November 12: at This Is, Kushiro.


January 29: at TRANSONIC 2003, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.

February 17: at Takutaku in Kyoto.

February 20: at Super Deluxe in Nishiazabu, Tokyo.

October 4: at Pol Festival, Frankfurt, Germany.

November 11: at Super Deluxe in Nishiazabu, Tokyo.


July 13: at Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto.

December 1: in Barcelona, Spain.

December 14: at Sound Art Studio, Osaka Harbor Red Brick Warehouse No. 313 in Osaka.


May 13: at North Hall, Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, US.

May 14: at Tonic in New York, US.

May 31: at Les Instants Chavirés in Montreuil, France.

November 10: at Avanto - Helsinki Media Art Festival in Finland.

December 1: at Space Velio in Asagaya, Tokyo.


April 11: at Theater POO in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

April 21: at Hillside Terrace Annex A in Daikanyama, Tokyo.

May 17: at Dodorama in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

May 18: at La Vapeur in Dijon, France.

May 19: at Noumatrouff in Mulhouse, France.

June 15: at the Soner Festival, Barcelona, Spain.

June 25: at Off Site in Sendagaya, Tokyo.

August 9: at Uplink Factory in Shibuya, Tokyo.

August 15: with Atsuhiro Ito (fluorescent light, effector) at Bin Spark in Nishiogikubo, Tokyo.

September 29: at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in Yokohama.

November 6: in Brussels 2000, Belgium.


January 17: at ICC Gallery D in Shinjuku, Tokyo (mego at ICC: The Future of Techno Music)

March 6: at 20000V in Koenji, Tokyo

April 23: at Uplink Factory in Shibuya, Tokyo

May 26: at "instants chavires" in Paris

May 30: at St. John's Church, at the LMC Annual Festival, London.

June 2: at "le 102" in Grenoble

June 3: in Lyon

June 4: in Saint-Etienne

August 20: at Hong Kong Cultural Center in Hong Kong

August 21: at Hong Kong Cultural Center in Hong Kong

August 22: at Hong Kong Cultural Center in Hong Kong

August 25: at Unplugged Bar in GuangZhou, China

August 27: at Volcano Bar in Beijing, China

August 28: at Poachers Inn in Beijing, China


March 15: at Silver Elephant in Kichijoji, Tokyo (AMOEBiC Festa, Vol. 2)

May 9: at Fakeshop in New York

May 10: with Anthony Coleman and Andy Haas at the Knitting Factory in New York

May 11: at the Millvale Industrial Theater in Pittsburgh

May 12: at Speak in Tongues in Cleveland

May 13: at the Gold Dollar in Detroit

May 24: at Musique Action, Nancy

July 20: with Günter Müller at GOK Sound in Kichijoji, Tokyo

December 19: at "in F" in Oizumigakuen, Tokyo


February 20: at Shibuya Quattro in Tokyo

February 23: at Shinsaibashi Quattro in Osaka

March 1-2: at the Japan/U.S. Friends Creative Music Festival in Miami

March 10: at the Podewil Guitar Festival in Berlin

March 12: at the Polymachina Festival in Lille

June 12: with Atsushi Tsuyama at Seikazoku in Nagoya

June 14: at Xebec in Kobe

June 15: with Haco and Atsushi Tsuyama at Takutaku in Kyoto

June 20: with Yoshimitsu Ichiraku at Space 713 in Yamaguchi

June 21: with Yoshimitsu Ichiraku at OTIS! in Hiroshima

June 22: with Yoshimitsu Ichiraku at Beethoven in Fukuyama

August 24: with Shunsuke Hayakawa at 20000V in Koenji, Tokyo

September 14: at Omegapoint in Isezaki

October 8: at Seikazoku in Nagoya

October 19: at Toyama Shimin Plaza in Toyama

December 5: at Rotefabrik in Zürich (Future Sound)

December 6: at Damptzentrale in Bern (Future Sound)

Last updated: January 29, 2014