Junichi USUI’s Biography

Junichi USUI with violin in Seoul, Korea
Junichi USUI(born December 14, 1977) is a musician originally from Japan. More than 15 years in Japan, Junichi has kept independent activities for music, art, films, theatre, poetry, event organizing. Junichi also has joined gigs and collaborations with local musicians and artists in foreign countries as Korea(2014, 2015), New York City(2015), Italy(2015), Indonesia(2015, 2016), Taiwan(2015), Malaysia(2016).

With violin, voice, sho(Japanese mouth organ), electric guitar and other gears, Junichi’s music skill’s flexibility covering from traditional music through popular music till experimental has been acclaimed by audience and collaborators over the places where he performed.

Junichi also has supported many indie art actions for the compilation album called “No More Cool Japan” to introduce Japanese local area musicians (2015), Evan Parker, William Parker, Toshi Tsuchitori, Japan tour(2015), Recording musicians association of Japan(2013-).

Co-worked with

Japan
Keiji Haino, Makiko Sakurai, Koji Ishikawa, Sabu Toyozumi, Yoshiaki Fujikawa, Kenji Onishi(film), Kiyasu, Taro Terahara, Keisuke Ota, Kan Mikami, Jon the dog, Junzo Tateiwa, Nobunaga Ken
Italy
Michele Anelli, Gianni Gebbia, Dominik Gawara, Annalisa Pascai Saiu, Spettro Rec(Nicola Boari), Ron Grieco, DJ Bali
Indonesia
Redy Eko Prastyo, Rully Shabara, Uyung Mahagenta, Serang Dakko, KI Sadrakh, Jimi Mahagenta, Satya Prapanca(film), Bayu Tombak, Erlangga Giovanni, Bottlesmoker, Hysteria(Semarang), Galih Naga Seno, Ganzer Lana Sasando, Banyuwangi Jazz Patrol, Krisna Widiathama, Jokoporong Jokoporong, Putut Prabu, Jamaloge Jumain, Agus Wayan, Ali Gardy Bks, Tri Andi Yuniarso, Bachtiar Djanan, Fredian Bintar Kumolo, Anitha Tinta, Noise Brut(Surabaya), Houtehand(Malang)
Malaysia
Kamrul Hussin, Yong Yandsen, Goh Lee Kwang, Kok Siew-Wai, KLEX, Joe Kidd, Raja Iskandar, Raja Halid(Universiti Malaysia Kelantan), Jerome Manjat, Johan Adam K, Elvin Ebin Dnell
Korea
Han Joo Lee, Yukie Sato, Ramoo Hong, One Month Festival, Ian-John Hutchinson
Taiwan
Shih-Yang Lee, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Hsiao-Feng Lin, Olifa Hsieh, Fang Yi , Yam’s duo, Dawang Yingfan Huang, Sonic Deadhorse, Adam James Sorenson
France
Uchronie, Gilles Salssi, Peter Orins, Christian Pruvost
New York City
KenYa Kawaguchi, Lucas Collins, Share openmic, Yva Las Vegass, Chatori Shimizu, Dani Dobkin
Other countries as noted
Chris Cutler(UK), Geoff Leigh(UK), Pat O’Connor(Ireland), Assasi Bilad El-Sham(Syria), Sasha Ader(Ukraine), Katharina Ernst(Austlia),

Selected performances

  • Kamrul Hussin and Geng Wak Long(from Kelantan), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct 2016
  • Makassar performing arts festival, Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Oct 2016
  • Boen festival, Penajam Paser Utara, Kalimantan, Indonesia, Oct 2016
  • Solo performance at Asylum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Sept 2016
  • Banyuwangi Jazz Patrol, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia , Aug 2016
  • One Month Festival with Chatori Shimizu, Dani Dobkin, Tokyo Japan and Seoul, Korea, July 2016
  • Gianni Gebia + Junichi USUI + Nobunaga Ken, Tokyo, May 2016
  • Serious Play Improv Lab 22 by KLEX, Findars Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2016
  • Fangyi Liu Car5on, Ruh Café – Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Sept 24 2015
  • Olifa Hsieh + Junichi USUI, Lacking Sound Festival Listen 99, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 19, 2015
  • Art of Improvisation, Hsiao-Feng Lin, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Shih-Yang Lee, Junichi USUI, Chin Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 12, 2015
  • Rully Shabara’s Raung Jagat , Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta 2015, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, Aug25,2015
  • Jogja noise bombing: Satya Prapanca + Junichi USUI, Jogja Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, Aug 20 2015
  • Junichi USUI solo, Fanfulla 5/a, Roma, Italy, Apr 27, 2015
  • Junichi USUI solo, Share NYC, New York, Jan 25, 2015
  • Junichi USUI solo, Bulgasari, Yogiga expression gallery, Seoul, Korea, Nov 30, 2014
  • Junichi USUI solo tour across Japan, Aomori, Morioka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kochi, Yamaguchi, Japan, Jan-Dec 2014
  • Taro TERAHARA (bansuri) and Junichi USUI duo, Ichi Café, Tokyo, Japan, October 13, 2012
  • Yoshiaki FUJIKAWA quartet with Yutaka KAIDO, Shiro ONUMA, Junichi USUI Aketa, Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2011 & January 12, 2011
  • Complaint Choir Tokyo: Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kallleinen, Mori art museum, Tokyo, Japan, November, 2009
  • Grid by OTOMO Yoshihide, Persimmon hall, Tokyo, Japan, August 29, 2004

Selected Events Organized

  • Keiji HAINO x Koji ISHIKAWA (ex Tama, aka Pascals) session , Lush, Tokyo, Japan, Jan 14, 2014
  • Sabu TOYOZUMI (drums) improvised sessions & workshop, Tokyo, Japan, Dec 2012 – Aug 2013
  • Gagaku concert for Hansen’s disease sufferers, Zenshoen, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 10, 2013
  • Benefit concert for temporary housing people in Fukushima with Jon the dog, Yoko TADA and Chindon’ya, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, Dec 2011
  • Improvised session with Keiji HAINO, Koji ISHIKAWA, Special colors, Tokyo, Japan, May 2009 and Sept 2010
  • The shape of fiddle to come / Arabindia (Yuji TSUNEMI, Keisuke OTA, Masaki YOSHIMI), Naoki KITA and Tomoko TSUYAMA duo, Johnson’s Motorcar (Martin Johnson and Jim Ediger), Grapefruit Moon, Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2006
  • Keiji HAINO, Makiko SAKURAI, William TOKUHISA, Nobuhiko TSURUMAKI, Grapefruit Moon, Tokyo, Japan, February 19, 2005

Related websites

http://soundcloud.com/junichiusui
https://junichiusui.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/junusui
https://www.instagram.com/junichiusui/

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