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2013 Event Information

~ Jazz Night @ Gyoranji ~

Date&Time:

9th September 19:00pm@(door open 18:30pm)

Place:

Gyoranji(Վ) 4-8-34 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo

Admission:

\2,000
Students and younger: Free (upon the presentation of student ID)
In support of NPO Family House.

Tickets&Contact:

Glovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp
Reservation necessary

Supported by COSMO OIL CO., LTD.

Supported by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands



Flyer

gGatecrashh

Eric Vloeimans@(trumpet)
Jeroen van Vliet(keyboards / Fender Rhodes)
Gulli Gudmundsson@ibassj
Jasper van Hulten@ (drums)

This is a charity jazz concert to help support NPO Family House, featuring gGatecrashh. Hope everyone that comes out to support this event will have a fun night with great Jazz.

NPO Family House is a non profit organization whose mission is to support the children and their families who are away from their hometowns while receiving additional medical examinations and specialized treatment. We also help provide these families with low cost accommodations.


2012 Event Information

~ Jazz Night @ Gyoranji ~

Date&Time:

18th November Sunday 17:00pm@(door open 16:30pm)

Place:

Gyoranji(Վ) 4-8-34 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo.

Admission:

\2,000
Students and younger: Free (upon the presentation of student ID)
In support of NPO Family House.

Tickets&Contact:

Glovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp
Reservation necessary

Supported by COSMO OIL CO., LTD.

Supported by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Presented and organized byBLUE NOTE JAPAN, INC.

Jan van Duikeren Quart

Jan van Duikeren (trumpet)
Frans van Geest (double bass)
Marcel Serierse (drums)
Martijn van Iterson (guitar)

This is a charity jazz concert to help support NPO Family House, featuring "Jan van Duikeren Quartet". We wish our audience a great evening of Jazz music.


2012 Event Information

~ Jazz Night @ Gyoranji 2012 ~

Date&Time:

2nd March 19:00pm@(door open 18:30pm)

Place:

Gyoranji(Վ) 4-8-34 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo.

Admission:

\2,000
Students and younger: Free (upon the presentation of student ID)
In support of NPO Family House.

Tickets&Contact:

Reservation necessary
Glovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp

Supported by COSMO OIL CO., LTD.

The New Mark Tourian Sextet

Mark Tourian (B)
Yoshiro Okazaki (Tp)
Pat Hallaran (Tb)
Simon Cosgrove (Sax)
Kevin McHugh (P)
Juasa Kanoh (Ds)

This is a charity jazz concert to help support NPO Family House, featuring gThe New Mark Tourian Sexteth- composed of six Tokyo-based players who are well recognized on the contemporary jazz scene. Hope everyone that comes out to support this event will have a fun Friday night with great Jazz.


2012 Event Information

~ Jazz charity concert
in support of the Outdoor Camp for Challenged Children ~

Date&Time:

25th February 18:00pm@(door open 17:30pm)

Place:

Teusler Memorial Hall, St.Luke's International Hospital 2F

Admission:

\5,000
In support of the Outdoor Camp for Challenged Children

Co-Organizer:

FCSC(Foreign Community Support Committee)

Collaboration:

St.Luke's International Hospital

Tickets&Information:

Glovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp
Reservation necessary

The Window Quartet

Mark Tourian@ibassj
Tomoya Hara@iguitarj
James Mahone (sax)
Kazumi Ikenaga (drums)

This is a charity jazz concert to help support Challenged Children Camp, featuring the "The Window Quartet".
Enjoy their sound that ranges from intimate and soothing to powerful and exciting.



2010 Event Information

~ Jazz Night @Վ~
A charity concert aimed to raise funds to support NPO Family House.
The concert will feature "Peter Beets Trio" from The Netherlands.
Enjoy Saturday night with exquisite Dutch Jazz!

Date & Time: 11th September 19:00@(door open 18:30)
Place: Gyoranji Temple(Վ) 4-8-34 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo.
Admission: \2,000
Students -college students and older: \1,000
In support of NPO Family House.

Tickets & InformationFGlovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp
Sponsored by COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
Supported by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Peter Beets Trio

Peter Beets (piano)
Frans van Geest(bass)
Gijs Dijkhuizen(drums)

NPO Family House

NPO Family House is a non profit organization whose mission is to support the children and their families who are away from their hometowns while receiving additional medical examinations and specialized treatment. We also help provide these families with low cost accommodations.

2008 Event Information

` Jazz charity concert event which helps raise money to support NPO Family House. Hope everyone that comes out to support this event will have a fun Friday night with great Jazz.

`Calefax Jazz charity concert`

Date and Time:

5th December 19:00pm@(door open 18:00pm)

Place:

Gyoranji(Վ) 4-8-34 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo.

Admission:

\2,000 (students - high school and older: \1,000)
In support of NPO Family House.
Reservation necessary

Tickets and Contact:

Glovill@03-3568-3260@E-mail: glovill@glovill.jp

Supported by:

COSMO OIL CO., LTD.

Calefax Reed Quintet

The internationally recognized quality of the arrangements and their ensemble playing have brought Calefax everywhere in Europe, both to stages for new music and to renowned early music festivals. With its striking and natural performance, the ensemble is a popular and respected guest at festivals in Europe and the United States. With the receipt of the Philip Morris Art Prize (1997), the Kersjes van de Groenekan Prize (2001) and the VSCD Classical Music Award (2005), the quintet has been awarded with three of the highest Dutch music prizes. In recent years, Calefax collaborated with both groups (the Orlando Consort, Mad Cows Sing, Audible Lifestream, Zapp String Quartet) and with a variety of soloists, such as pianist Ivo Janssen, singers Helena Rasker (alto) and Cora Burggraaf (mezzo-soprano) as well as jazz singers Denise Jannah and Astrid Seriese.

NPO Family House is a non profit organization whose mission is to support the children and their families who are away from their hometowns while receiving additional medical examinations and specialized treatment. We also help provide these families with low cost accommodations.

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IRCAM Team Coming to Shobi

Special Lecture--Latest Researches on Musical Works and Music Technologies

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6th, 2006, 16:30-18:30
Place: 4501 Music Hall, Shobi University Kamifukuoka Campus
(6-7 minutes by school bus from Kamifukuoka Station on Tobu-Tojo Line)

Lecturers:
Yan Maresz
Laurent Bômont
Olivier Pasquest
Emmanuel Jourdan
Grégoire Lorieux
Christophe Martin de Montagu
(Lectures may change without notification.)

Interpreter: Yuriko Kojima (Professor of Composition, Shobi University)

As a part of the event "Media Week 2006: IRCAM Workshop and Concert in Japan," Shobi University is proud to present a special lecture by IRCAM team from Paris. They will show us their latest researches in music technologies and how they can be applied to musical creations. Admission is all free of charge and no need to make a reservation. Please join us for an exciting session with world's most advanced researchers of computer music!

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2006 Event Information

gIRCAM concert and workshops in Japanh

For the first time in Japan we have invited the IRCAM, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, research team from France, to hold several IRCAM software workshops, and at the same time to hold a concert performance by members of the IRCAM's global performers Ensemble Inter Contemporain.@It will be held on from 7th to 10th December in Tokyo.

The IRCAM is one of the most important French institutes for both science about music and sound and avant garde electro-acoustical art music. Since its conception, IRCAM has been the birth place for most of the most important concepts for electronic music and audio processing.

The real-time audio processing graphical programming environment Max/MSP and its successor jMax, were developed there. Max/MSP has subsequently become one of the most widely used tools in electroacoustic music.

The IRCAM has not only been instrumental in electroacoustic innovation, but as a sort of cultural mecca for contemporary classical music. It has been important in the dissemination of the music of post World War 2 modernism, such as that of Luciano Berio or Pierre Boulez, as well as an important means of support for younger performers and composers.

The IRCAM has also helped to develop innovative performance models. What began as the resident ensemble of IRCAM, Ensemble Inter Contemporain, was designed as an ensemble that would specialize in contemporary classical music, where each performer could be called upon to perform solo literature or ensemble literature.

At its Paris base, IRCAM carries out every year study and development sessions for young post-graduate composers and researchers, but for various reasons such as lack of funds, language and time, the number of people who can actually go to France to study is very limited. For that reason, we have invited an IRCAM research team to Japan, and we are sure that providing the opportunity to study in Japan the software developed at IRCAM will bring great benefits to the Japanese arts world.

We will hold workshops and lectures to introduce the research fruits of their cutting edge sound and music techniques.

In addition to the workshops, which will also include symposium and rehearsals open to the public, we are scheduling a concert. We invite performers from Ensemble Inter Contemporain which has emerged as one of the worldfs premier chamber music groups. And as we will hold pre-talk and workshops before the performances, we plan to invite a composer belonging to IRCAM with a lot of experience in this field.

Participants from IRCAM:
Christophe Martin de Montagu (a manager)
Yan Maresz (a composer)
Laurent Bômont (a trumpeter)
Emmanuel Jourdan (a lecture)
Grégoire Lorieux (a lecture)
Olivier Pasquet (a technical expert)

<Workshops>

Date and Time:

December 7th, 8th, 9th 2006, 10:00`17:00

Place:

Apple Computer, Inc@32F Training Room
(Tokyo Opera City tower 32F, Nisishinjyuku 3-20-2 Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo)

Lecturers:

Emmanuel Jourdan, Grégoire Lorieux

Capacity:

Active practices 24, Observers 24

Admission Fee:

Free (Reservations are required by e-mail. Please specify your name, contact address, which do you intend to be an active practice or an observer, whether you have any previous experience of composing music by computers and your short biography. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.)

 

English. (Japanese interpretation provided.)

   

<Symposium and Lecture Concert>

Date and Time:

December 10th, 2006, 17:00`20:00

Place:

Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo
(15 Ichigaya Funegawaramachi Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo)
http://www.institut.jp/

Capacity:

50

Admission Fee:

Free (Reservations are required by e-mail. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.)

Symposium:

gArts and Scienceh

Symposiumfs panelists:

Christophe Martin de Montagu, Yan Maresz, Shintaro Imai and possible additional panelists yet to be determined.

 

English. (Japanese interpretation provided.)

Program:

Centered around live-electronic music. (Combining real-time computer music and live performances)


November 2005

"From Sweden, the Peärls Before Swïne Experience -- 5 minutes of pearls of a new musical world from Scandinavia and Japan"

It will be held on from 8th to 12th November in Tokyo, Kyoto and Tokushima. Glovill, founded in 2002 is a group of professional musicians and educators that is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of contemporary classical music and theory in Japan.

The Peärls Before Swïne Experience (PBSE) is one of the most exciting additions to the contemporary classical music scene. PBSE has since their inception in 1995 become one of Scandinavia's most artistically and popularly successful ensembles for new classical music. The common denominator for all PBSEfs works is that they are short, between 3-6 minutes on average. The primary reason for their insistence on short pieces is that it allows for a concert form that associates to more popular forms of music without sacrificing the artistic integrity of the composers.

Internationally renowned classical Swedish and Japanese composers, Folke Rabe, Kim Hedås, Christoffer Elgh, Sachiyo Turumi, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Haruka Saito and Yuriko Kojima in association with Glovill and the will establish the program for the Peärls Before Swïne Experience' concerts.

From Sweden, the Peärls Before Swïne Experience -- 5 minutes of pearls of a new musical world from Scandinavia and Japan

11/7

5:00pm- : Master class

 

Shobi University, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture

   

11/8

7:00pm- : Master class for extended techniques

 

The Museum of Kyoto Annex (Sanjyou-takakura, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto)

 

Admission Fee: Free

   

11/9

1:00pm- : Reading for students' works (Open to the public)

 

3:00pm- : Dress Rehearsal (Open to the public)

 

7:00pm- : Kyoto concert

 

The Museum of Kyoto Annex (Sanjyou-takakura, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto)

 

Admission Fee:

 

Adults \2,500 (In advance \2,000 / Glovill's membership \1,500)

 

Students \1,300 (In advance \1,000 / Glovill's membership \800)

   

11/10

7:00pm- : Tokushima concert

 

Tokushima Kainann Bunnka Kaikan

 

Admission Fee:

 

Adults \3,000 (In advance \2,500 / Glovill's, Shishikuinokai membership \2,000)

 

Students\1,500 (In advance \1,300 / Glovill's, Shishikuinokai membership \1,000)

   

11/11

4:00pm- : Dress Rehearsal (Open to the public)

 

7:00pm-: Tokyo concert

 

Swedish Embassy (1-10-3-100 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

 

Admission Fee: Free

   

11/12

11:00 am- : Reading for students' works (Open to the public)

 

2:00 pm-: Electronic pieces live with student artists

 

"Koen-dori Classics"

 

19-5 Udagawa-cho Yamanote Church B1F Shibuya-ku Tokyo

 

Admission Fee:

 

Adults 2,000iin advance 1,500^Glovill's membership 1,000j

 

Students 1,500iin advance1,000^Glovill's membership 500j

   

Master classes with each professional focusing on advanced performance techniques such as advanced improvisation, extended techniques and concerts featuring the skills of each musician have been planned.

[The Peärls Before Swïne Experience]
Flute: Sara Hammarström
Violin: George Kentros
Cello: Mats Olofsson
Piano: Mårten Landström


August 2004 - Review of The NYNME Japan debut concert

Glovill organized a concert to present a New York-based new music group, the New York New Music Ensemble (NYNME). It was the official Japanese debut of this renowned ensemble from the United States.

The five pieces for the program were chosen by NYNME: Kreiger, Carter, and Druckman representing the main stream of American new music scene; Conti, a Japanese-American composer who spent his boyhood in Japan; and Dr. Kojima, one of the executive directors of Glovill, who composed the piece while she was studying in the doctoral program at Columbia University.

Each piece was written for different instrumentation. NYNME carefully selected a variety of pieces, each chosen for a specific: a sextet, a sextet plus electronic music, a sextet with the percussionist playing only vibraphone, a woodwind duo, and a piano trio. NYNME's highly acclaimed musicianship and virtuosic technique was greatly appreciated by the audience listening to an entire concert by all contemporary music. Carter's pieces, in particular, are sometimes under appreciated in Japan because of different musical tastes. This time, however, we received extensive positive feedback from Japanese musicians, with many saying such things as, "It was my first time to listen to Carter's music with such an interest."

The scores of all the pieces were exhibited in the lobby of the concert hall. There were many people who picked them up and took a close look at the music by themselves. It was very nice to notice that Glovill's unique presentation of new music has come to be well appreciated by the audience.

Given that the concert was specialized in contemporary music, it was thought that there might be some difficulty attracting a large general audience. In fact, there turned out to be a big audience to fill up the hall, and indeed the latecomers were actually having difficulties finding seats.

For the first time for Glovill, we had an open rehearsal and a pre- concert talk prior to the opening of the concert. To our surprise, there were many people, mostly students, at the rehearsal. They were very interested in listening to the dialogue between the director, the performers, and the composers. The pre-concert discussion was even more crowded, with many people coming to listen to the exchanges between the guest composer Mr. Conti, who knows the American music scene in New York very well, and Ms. Matsui, who is one of the best known young Japanese art critics specializing in the modern arts. We had much good feedback from the audience that, especially because of the presence of professor Matsui, they could for the first time appreciate this music from a new and unique point of view.

The audience was quite diverse, including students, housewives, and businessmen. Glovill's unique network once again was successful in bringing a wide variety of people to experience the contemporary classical music scene. In fact, we had many people to inquire about becoming members of Glovill. These included not only all musicians, but also a business man, a medical doctor, and other out side of the music field. It was our great pleasure to discover that Glovill's mission is gradually accepted in the society.

We were fortunate that the members of NYNME, Ms. Matsui, and Mr. Conti all understood the concept behind the concert and the challenging program that was organized by Glovill, and worked diligently to accomplish these aims, despite the confines of limited time and a tight schedule. Additionally, we received great support from all the volunteers who have cooperated with Glovill since last year.

Finally, we would like to report on the open master class for college students that were held the day before the concert at the Music Hall of Shobi University, on Kamifukuoka Campus in Kawagoe City. The proposal was made at very short notice, but the professors of composition and music media courses were very eager to bring NYNME to the campus and worked very hard to realize the plan in a short period of time. Because of logistical reasons, there were only a few to notify the students about the event. However, when Dr. Kojima, who is also a Professor of composition at Shobi, delivered the hundreds of fliers to other professors and lecturers, and they in turn notified their students and told them to attend this rare event on campus. As a result, the Music Hall of 250 seats was fully packed, comprised of both students and teachers of a small university. Many of the students were majoring in performing arts, which despite this, had not yet had many opportunities to experience with contemporary classical music. It was truly impressive to see them listening to the performance and the talk with such enthusiasm.

Many of the students from Shobi University came to the main concert the next day. These kinds of master classes and open rehearsals are common in the US and European countries, but unfortunately they are not commonly done in Japan. Thus, Glovill considers these as important strategies to employ for the goal having a wider audience enjoy and appreciate this form of music.

Around the world, there are many first rate performers and ensembles that have not yet been exposed to a Japanese audience due to the fact that there is no organization in Japan that can arrange and promote such performers on an unprofitable basis. Glovill believes it is one of our most important missions to accept their proposals and help them. We are determined to serve society by providing them chances to present their quality music made with high spirit, hoping to become a real bridge between different cultures.


September 2003 - Review of Contemporary-Jazz Drive

CONTEMPORARY-JAZZ DRIVE was held on 5th August by co-starring players who truly represent the future of both American (Allen Farnham, Scott Wendholt) and Japaneese (Makoto Oka, Tsutomu Kojima, Hiroshi Yoshino) jazz musicians.

As there are few existing works that employ jazz elements in contemporary classical music, the seven compositions presented were all newly revised or world premiere works commissioned by NPO Glovill. The program for the CONTEMPORARY-JAZZ DRIVE concert was established by Jazz musicians Allen Farnham, Scott Wendholt, Tsutomu Kojima and classical composers Naoshi Kukiyama, Yuriko Kojima, Kaori Nabeshima and Haruna Miyake. All have achieved great acclaim in their respective fields.

Each classical music composer's unique treatment of Jazz appeared in the works and held the audience spellbound. A contemporary classical music concert that is performed by all Jazz musicians is virtually unheard of in Japan. The challenging writing and the blending of two distinct musical genres won the praise of many critics and professionals.

Scores and sketches of compositions from the program were being displayed in the hall lobby, and the audience exchanged their questions and impressions with the composers. We believe that it helps to promote the face-to-face intellectual exchange of information and the building of collaborative relationships between professionals, students, and scholars throughout the field.

The Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall was filled to capacity leaving room for the many standees. It is very noteworthy that CONTEMPORARY-JAZZ DRIVE attracted a great many audience members who are not music experts. Glovill is very proud as its mission is to contribute to the promotion of contemporary classical music to the general public as well as music specialists.

Number of those present: 286


August 2003

CONTEMPORARY-JAZZ DRIVE concert is scheduled for August 5, 2003 at the Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall. Aiming at creating new unique style through employing jazz elements in contemporary classical music, Glovill has commissioned new/revised pieces from internationally renowned and respected classical music composers and jazz musicians such as Haruna Miyake, Naoshi Kukiyama, Yuriko Hase Kojima, Kaori Nabeshima (classical composers), Makoto Oka (saxophone), Tsutomu Kojima (drums), and Hiroshi Yoshino (bass). Two jazz musicians, Allen Farnham (piano) and Scott Wendholt (trumpet) are invited from New York, the world center of jazz, to participate in this "cultural and national bridge" project.


July 2003

The Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters (JACMP) and NEC Corporation (NEC) introduce Japan's classical music artists to the world and support and promote their activities by enhancing their international awareness. And they established "NEC Navigates Japan's Classical Music Artists" http://japansclassic.com/ to promote greater international awareness of these artists using the Internet and to help expand their opportunities to perform on a worldwide scale.

We are very happy to report that Glovill and our projects have been featured at "NEC Navigates Japan's Classical Music Artists"


May 2003 - Review

NPO Glovill kicked off its first season -- Lecture and Concert in Tokyo, 2003

Dedicated to promoting contemporary classical music in Japan and New York, NPO (non-profit organization) Glovill kicked off its first year with two exciting projects to introduce to the public the unique styles and advanced methods of contemporary classical music and jazz.

The first event, LECTURE CONCERT: JAZZ INFLUENCES ON CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC, was held on May 28, 2003 at The Sapporo Beer Museum recital hall in Ebisu, Tokyo. Two acclaimed music professors from Columbia University, Drs. Jonathan Kramer (composer/ music theorist) and Deborah Bradley (pianist) were invited to discuss how Jazz music has developed in close relation to classical music. Mr. Mark J. Davidson from the Cultural and Programming Office of the American Embassy, whose support made this event possible, first gave a special remark. The played/ performed pieces included "Pine Apple Rag" composed by Scott Joplin, "L'Histoire du soldat" by Igor Stravinsky, and "Whirled Piece" by Jonathan Kramer.

While major U.S. universities like Columbia and Harvard make jazz music theory and performance classes part of their classical music courses, Jazz has rarely been heard in a classical music setting in Japan. Since Professor Kramer's approach was so new to the Japanese audience, many questions were asked to the Professors at the post-concert reception. The virtuosity in the piano performance by Dr. Bradley and Yoshiko Tamai, a guest pianist, greatly impressed the audience as well.


The very noteworthy is that the lecture concert attracted a great many audience members who are not music experts. Glovill is very proud, as its mission is to contribute to promoting contemporary classical music to the general public as well as the music specialists.


About us and Mission

Recognizing a need for increased support for contemporary classical music composition and appreciation both domestic and cross-cultural in Japan, Glovill was founded by a group of professional musicians and educators as a non-profit organization in May 2002. Our mission is to serve the underserved, to contribute to the spread of the contemporary classical music, and promote talents related to contemporary classical music.

Glovill's mission is to:

1. Serve the underserved.

2. Contribute to the spread of the contemporary classical music.

3. Promote talents related to contemporary classical music.

Glovill fulfills its critical mission of better serving contemporary classical music by producing non-commercial and educational programs in a variety of ways, such as public courses, concerts, workshops and master classes. Our various educational services are designed to explore and educate our program participants in the trends in worldwide contemporary classical music and to foster opportunities to learn the most advanced techniques. We are proud of our reputation for producing the highest quality programs.


Directors

Tamaki Onishi
Executive Director
Non-Profit and Arts Management Consultant


Nobuko Okazaki
Executive Director

Yuriko Kojima
Artistic Director
Composer


The board of trustees

Naoshi Kukiyama
Inspector
Composer


Contact us

4-14-14-1208 Akasaka Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0052 Japan

Phone & Fax +81-3-3568-3260

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