Great news: The landlord has repaired the sewer and the Mr. John’s are no more!
Our adjusted goal is $80,000.00 which makes us 86% of the way there. Your support has truly been inspirational and we can’t thank you enough. Thank you all!
What you can do:
attend the benefit concerts
contact us to make a contribution or get involved
write a testimonial about why Tonic is important
spread the word
Since 1998 Tonic has been a haven for creative music. We have helped nurture the vital community of musicians and audiences who keep this music alive. Now we are in danger of closing and ask you to help us keep Tonic alive.
Over the past few years we have suffered a series of blows: our rent has doubled since 1998, our insurance costs have tripled, we’ve been robbed, and we’ve been plagued by the expense of maintaining a building in ill repair – including the collapse of our main sewer line.
Any of these things would be challenging on their own but together they’ve taken a more serious toll and we are now facing the threat of eviction.
A number of outstanding musicians have come forward to help save Tonic and throughout February and March we will be holding a series of fundraising concerts. If Tonic has been an important venue to you, we ask that you please attend as many of these concerts as possible.
Those who cannot attend but would like to help, please consider making a contribution.
Only with your support can Tonic continue playing its role in presenting this important music to its fans.
Our deepest thanks.
Lawrence English – he is writer, composer and media artist based in
Brisbane, Australia…experimental soundscapes and free improvisation style
between June 20-July3 open for China, HK, Macau or Taiwan
Nguyen Le Band – celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix
Available for Shenzhen or Guangzhou from 8-10 Sept.
Allan Holdsworth – Jazz rock pioneer and guitar hero
Date – Open. Korea is considering for 2-4 Sept. 2005
Terence Blanchard – Grammy winner
Booked for Hong Kong Arts Festival in Feb 2006
my contact : email@example.com
Kidult Electronica + Multimedia Concert
Plop – 擲地一聲的簡單音調，一個日本電音廠牌的清亮名字。
自命 clean、natural、pure and tender，
KAZUMASA HASHIMOTO (聲音 & 影像)
LULLATONE (聲音 & 影像)
SORA (聲音) + Yuki Hayashi (影像)
暖場：The Marshmallow Kisses (香港)
日期及時間：4/4/2005(一) 兒童節 8:00pm
地點：香港藝術中心 Agnes b 電影院 (香港灣仔港灣道二號)
門票於 3 月 22 日起在城市電腦售票網有售
Kidult @ Kubrick Tiny Concert
地點：Kubrick 九龍油麻地眾坊街 3 號 駿發花園 H2 地舖 (百老匯電影中心側)
Kazumasa Hashimoto started playing the piano from an early age and studied composition at the Tokyo College of Music. He is noted for creating soundscaped pieces rich in imageries from a combination of acoustic instruments and electronic sounds. He has collaborated with artists such as World’s End Girlfriend and Souichiro Suzuki (World Standard). In addition to two acclaimed individual albums, Yupi and Epitaph, his work has been included in the much talked about recent release, Childish Music (Staubgold 2005). In October 2003, he performed alongside Sketch Show (Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi) at a “Code” event headed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and supported MorrMusic’s label tour of Japan in April 2004.
身兼作曲家、錄音師與網頁設計師的身份，Kazumasa Hashimoto自幼學習鋼琴，後於東京音樂大學修讀作曲，擅長以鋼琴搭配電子聲響營造意象豐富的音景。他曾為不同樂手的專輯演奏鋼琴，包括World’s End Girlfriend和鈴木?一郎（World Standard）。先後出版個人專輯Yupi及Epitaph，皆廣受好評，最近作品更被收錄於一張名為Childish Music（Staubgold 2005）的合輯中。2003年Hashimoto參與?本龍一策劃的活動 “Code”，讓他有機會與Sketch Show（細野晴臣、高橋幸宏）一起演出，去年擔任MorrMusic日本巡迴的特別嘉賓。
Lullatone is the musical project of Shawn James Seymour who lives in Nagoya, Japan. Lullatone creates. His tiny compositions created on adorably delicate and precise small melodies are characterized by their subtle nature, on a par with the works of Steve Reich and Erik Satie. In his live shows he is often accompanied by stop-motion animation. Since starting the project in 2001, Lullatone has released 3 albums on Plop, Audio Dregs and Childisc, and appeared on a crazy amount of V/As from around the world. He is without doubt one of the most prominent figures of the “childish music” trend!
Lullatone是Shawn James Seymour的個人音樂計劃。定居於日本名古屋的他崇尚「少即是多」，含蓄簡約的音樂風格讓人聯想到Steve Reich和Erik Satie的作品。Lullatone擅長創作細緻精準卻不乏童真稚趣的可愛旋律，現場演出常搭配大量定格卡通影像。Seymour自2001年開始採用Lullatone這個代號，先後在電音廠牌Plop、Audio Dregs與Childisc出版個人專輯，作品並散見世界各地廠牌的合輯中，包括日本著名生活傢俱店Actus的概念合輯，是目前孩子氣（Childish）音樂風潮的重要代表！
Sora (meaing “sky” in Japanese) is the alias of Takeshi Kurosawa from Kyoto, Japan. He grew up playing the piano and began to create music using digital samplers in the early 90’s. Influenced by the “intelligent techno” scene in the UK, his talent was revealed early by his participation in a compilation of the UK label General Production. He has also contributed tracks for apparel brands like Issey Miyake’s “Tenalys” and Tomorrow Land’s “Edition.” His debut album, Re.sort (2003) received great acclaim for its transformation of electronic glitches into nature noises, such as birdsongs, insect humming and gentle waves hitting the shore.
來自日本京都的Sora (Takeshi Kurosawa)自幼學習鋼琴，九０年代開始運用採樣器創作音樂。深受英國IDM風潮影響的他有作品收錄在英國廠牌General Production（GPR）的合輯中。2003年首張專輯re.sort大獲好評，將電子合成的破碎聲音轉化成自然的鳥叫、蟲鳴，或是海浪輕拍岸邊的韻律呼吸，彷如清涼解熱的陣陣微風。Sora並曾為著名服裝設計師三宅一生（Issey Miyake）的品牌Tenalys創作多首音樂，作品也被日本Tomorrow Land的時裝品牌 “Edition”用作BGM。
Mondii (Nao Sugimoto) studied ethnic music at university and played the guitar in several bands, in addition to following his interest in making music on computers. After working as a sound designer for TV commercials, he presently runs the Plop label and his own label Spekk. Nao has releases on various international labels such as Hefty Records, Lo Recordings, Fuzzybox, as well as many Japanese labels. He also plays in a band oriented project called RdL, and has another project called Enna that focuses on physical beat oriented tracks.
Mondii (Nao Sugimoto)從小學習鋼琴，大學修讀民族音樂學，並以吉他手身份參與數個樂隊同時發展用電腦創作音樂的個人興趣。他曾專為電視廣告作配樂，目前擔仕Plop的經理並創立自己的音樂廠牌Spekk。Nao的創作專輯散見於許多國際（如Hefty Records、Lo Recordings及Fuzzybox）及日本音樂廠牌。他另外還參與兩個屬性相當不同的計畫，RdL和Enna。
暖場 Supporting Act
Being usually grouped as the indiepop act, The Marshmallow Kisses inclines to surrender to any worldly pursuit and stereotypical definition. In their debut EP, Edine and Peter turn their paradoxical association and arbitrary affection of the world into bittersweet music along with analog syth and a mixture of twee drum and bossa nova guitar. The seemingly innocent female and male duet whisper about the joyful return of an unrequited love, the moving incentive of the obsession of nostalgia and the hyper sensitivity on daily triviality and human fragility. Behind the wall of their complicated mentality, after all, The Marshmallow Kisses says they just wish to be an autumn breeze that reaches everyone’s heart at gentle pace.
Peter (programming) and Edine (main vocal) participated as session players and harmony vocal respectively for musicians including the pancakes, Dylan Art (Hong Kong) and Three Berry Icecream (Japan).
Debut song released in the Japanese magazine Beikoku Ongaku in 2001.
First EP “i wonder why my favorite boy leaves me an EP” released in summer 2004.
“everyone else is ahead, far ahead” hits No.1 on the foreign langauge chart of radio station CR2 903, Hong Kong.
香港男女二人組合the marshmallow kisses，其音樂可以歸類為清新的indie-pop。意圖把 bossa nova吉他與簡潔派 drum loop混合，於2004年6月推出首張EP ”i wonder why my favorite boy leaves me an EP”，用有限資源灌錄但亦不乏 synth symphony，analog keyboard 及男女合唱等元素。 當中主打歌曲”everyone else is ahead, far ahead”進佔香港商業電台第二台叱吒903豁達推介流行榜七星期及曾攀上第一位。
阿麥書房(香港) Mackie Study http://www.mackiestudy.com
節點文化(台北) Node Culture http://www.nodeculture.com
場地贊助Venue Supported By：
香港藝術中心 Hong Kong Arts Centre
音樂會預演 場地贊助 Concert Preview Venue Supported By：
artists: Zbigniew Karkowski and Li Ching Sung
cd code : naim cd 30
label: Noise Aisa
cd title: Revenge of Ying and Yang
1. Live Action in Shanghai (strategy variation 1)
Recorded live 06 November 2003 at Dome in Shanghai.
Features guest appearances of mhp,b6,cy
3. Live Action in Guangzhou (strategy variation 2)
Recorded live 08 November 2003 at Solo Bar in Guangzhou
Featuring guest appearance of Otomo Yoshihide –
5. Live Action in Macau (strategy variation 3)
Recorded live 31 January 2004 at Oxhouse in Macau
recorded and edited by Zbigniew Karkowski and Li Ching Sung
in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Macau, Hong-Kong, Tokyo, San
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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
2,以前未出新大碟，先推出的single已經聽得滾瓜爛熟，而且single的b side比大碟的side track還要精采，
4.hold tight London
6. the big jump
8.close your eye
9.shake break bounce
文: Allen Law
Simon 在1996年在Sound Factory 出版了午夜飛行首張CD,我忘記是怎樣認識他的,也忘記為什麼會為他出版CD,他是一位很有理想的人,至少到現在還在做音樂,6個月前他告訴我他會自資出版一張電子音樂CD,還是很實驗的,我還沒聽到CD就是看到Timmy( Juno)這文章才又想起這事,好象還沒出版,等我拿到CD demo再來說一下.