Kafka’s Ibiki
5/17(wed) 18(thu)
Jim O'Rourke (b, synth), Eiko Ishibashi (key, p), Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (ds)
Guest:18th Akira Sakata (sax, cl, vo)

open19:00 start19:30
4,400 yen (one drink included)


*Reservations (priority entrance at the time of opening) are accepted by phone (03-3354-2024) or through the online ticket reservation form for each performance date on our website.
Reservations will be accepted until the day before the event.


Kafka’s Ibiki chatted with AI of ChatGPT:


Q: Do you know what improvisation means?


Yes, improvisation means to act or perform on the spot, without a script or plan prepared in advance. In English, it is called “improvisation”. Improvised music is well known in genres such as jazz and blues. It is characterized by free improvisation and improvisation based on a piece of music prepared in advance by the performer. The art of improvisation is also considered one of the most important skills in many musical genres.


Q: Do you think improvised music is 100% artificial at this point?


No, improvised music is not necessarily 100% artificial. When a performer plays with a certain degree of freedom, the music is formed moment by moment by the performer’s sensitivity and improvisational ideas.


Q: How does improvisation change a person’s sense of time?


When improvising, the performer may alter the speed and rhythm of his or her own performance to match the musical flow of the moment and communication with other performers. Therefore, the performer’s sense of time may change.


Q: But what if the musician has no emotion and does not want to listen to others play? Can they still improvise?


While emotion and expressive intent are deeply involved in music, improvisation does not necessarily require one to have emotion.

Improvisation requires skill and theoretical knowledge of the instrument, as well as creativity and the ability to conceive ideas, but not necessarily emotion or the willingness to listen to others play.


(I don’t think we like the same music.)

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