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In Focus: Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Tokyo, 17.05.24

Focus on Geinoh Yamashirogumi

A true outlier entity, even in the oddity-rich landscape of avantgarde music, Geinoh Yamashirogumi are a Japan based musical collective, consisting of – at many points in their existence – hundreds of members, many of whom are non-musicians: lawyers, business people, teachers, journalists and students and many others have taken part.

Their musical direction, spearheaded by founder Shoji Yamashiro, is an all-encompassing exploration of world folk and traditional music, especially focussing on non-western scales, and digital re-interpretation of manual instruments.

Selected by JD Twitch.