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Internationally Acclaimed Music Maker Hosts One-Night NYC Dance Party Spectacular

Cosmic Coco with Oorutaichi


Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm, at Japan Society

"Attracting attention since 1999, Oorutaichi began creating music loosely inspired by dancehall reggae, with improvised lyrics sung in an invented language. His latest album... Cosmic Coco, Singing for a Billion Imu's Hearty Pi, exists somewhere between the forceful pounding of Battles and the tribal pop of Animal Collective. Cosmic Coco ends with remixes courtesy of experimental beatmaker Daedelus and the often-eccentric Eye YamatakaofBoredoms, and Oorutaichi's style certainly bears a resemblance to both of those artists." – The Japan Times 

NEW YORK, NY - Japan Society hosts a live DJ set, performance and site-specific video installation from internationally acclaimed electronic pop upstart Oorutaichi, as he plays selections from his newest album Cosmic Coco and more on Friday, November 16. The show starts at 7:30pm and continues until 11:00pm. Limited space is available for this one-time-only dance party; advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

"Oorutaichi's kinetic performance and futuristic visuals demand a free environment to dance," says Japan Society's Artistic Director Yoko Shioya. "Rather than force that energy into an auditorium, we are opening up our lobby and encouraging the audience to express themselves energetically." An open bar will be available throughout the show, offering beer and wine at only $4 per glass.  Attendees who arrive in futuristic space gear will be offered a complimentary drink.

To sample more music from Oorutaichi's new album, Cosmic Coco, as well as classic tracks from the artist's back catalog,click here for a select Oorutaichi Spotify playlist

COMPLETE CONCERT INFORMATION:

OORUTAICHI: Cosmic Coco Dance Party

Friday, November 16; Cash Bar Opens & Show Begins at 7:30pm

File Under: Electronic, Pop, Japan, Multi-Media

Tickets: $23 / $18 Japan Society members

Purchase www.japansociety.org or call (212) 715-1258

**Concertgoers attending dressed in space costumes will receive a complimentary drink

Japan's unparalleled vocalist and multi-track sound mixmaster Oorutaichi propels audiences into orbit, as his colorful yet experimental pop music brings crowds to their feet. Time Out Tokyo praises Oorutaichi's live performance as, "A chain of amusement... Amazingly great." Dubbed "imaginary electronic folklore" by Oorutaichi, his music weaves fanciful language into never-heard-before beats and loops. Titled after Oorutaichi's latest album, Cosmic Coco, this exhilarating event features a celestial-inspired, multi-media projection installation by Oorutaichi and his creative team, transforming Japan Society's foyer into a revolving nightclub.  Local sensation DJ Aki opens and concludes the night with contemporary Japanese and American rock, pop and hip hop. (Scheduled Running time: 3 ½ hours.)

Founded in 1907, Japan Society is a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for both English and Japanese-speaking artists and audiences. Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has produced more than 600 showings of Japan's finest performing arts to an extensive American audience in and out of New York City.  Program topics range from the traditional to the avant-garde. Japan Society commissions new works, administrates national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs.  The Society is responsible for hosting more than 100 events each year.  An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society's overarching goal is to cultivate a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

Tickets & Information: Tickets for performances and related events at Japan Society can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 212-715-1258 or in person at Japan Society (M-F 11:00am – 6:00pm and Sat-Sun 11:00am – 5:00pm). Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues (accessible by the 4/5/6 at 42nd Street-Grand Central Station or the E and V at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street). For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit http://www.japansociety.org

Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has introduced more than 600 of Japan's finest performing arts to an extensive American audience.  Programs range from the traditional arts of noh, kyogen, bunraku and kabuki to cutting-edge theater, dance and music.  The Program also commissions new works to non-Japanese artists, produces national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs. Major support for Japan Society 2012-2013 Performing Arts Programs is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with leadership gifts from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Globus Family, Kyocera Corporation, The Starr Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation. MetLife Foundation is a Corporate Partner of Japan Society's 2012-2013 Performing Arts season. Japan Society is also grateful to the following individuals, foundations, and government agencies for their generous support: Dr. John K. Gillespie; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II; Mr. Norton Belknap; Mr. Terry Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea Miller; Mr. James C. Nolan; Ms. Hiroko Onoyama; Howard and Sarah Solomon; Mr. Alex York; Paula S. Lawrence; and an anonymous donor. New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

Media Contacts:

John Seroff, GreenHouse Publicity, 201-743-8536, GreenHousePublicity@gmail.com

Shannon Jowett, Japan Society, 212-715-1205, sjowett@japansociety.org

Kuniko Shiobara
, Japan Society, 212-715-1249, kshiobara@japansociety.org

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