Ftarri

Ftarri

improvised/experimental music store and live music venue

The CD store/performance space FTARRI opened for business in Tokyo on August 6, 2012. In addition to CDs, FTARRI has unique merchandise including one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. If you're in the area, please stop by.

Address (map)
Okano Bldg. B1 Floor, 1-4-11 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Nearest stations: JR Suidobashi Sta. (5 min.), Toei Mita Line Suidobashi Sta. (3 min.), Tokyo Metro Marunouchi/Namboku Lines Korakuen Sta./Hongo 3-chome Sta. (8 min.)

Business hours: 4:00-8:00 p.m. (except on performance days--please check the Concert Schedule below)

In July, FTARRI will be closed on the following days:
July 2 (Tue.), 6 (Sat.), 11 (Thu.), 19 (Fri.), 23 (Tue.), 26 (Fri.), and 30 (Tue.)

Concert Schedule


July 3 (Wed.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Habble Deep Fields Trio
Masashi Takashima (drums, electronics, compositions), Yuma Takeshita (electro-bass), and Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax) with a guest Yoko Ikeda (viola)
Admission: 1,500 yen
Organizer: Masashi Takashima
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 7 (Sun.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Hiroyuki Ura (percussion), Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), and Leo Okagawa (electronics) trio; and Straytone (modular synthesizer) and Yuma Takeshita (electro-bass) duo
Admission: 1,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 8 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
Organizer: Ftarri
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 13 (Sat.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Les Trois Poires (tamaru, Takashi Tsuda, and Kazuya Matsumoto) and ensui
Admission: 2,000 yen
Organizer: Takashi Tsuda
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 14 (Sun.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Yasumune Morishige (cello) solo, Kota Sakamoto (tuba) and Leo Okagawa (electronics) duo, and Yasumune Morishige, Kota Sakamoto, and Leo Okagawa trio
Admission: 1,500 yen
Organizer: Leo Okagawa
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 15 (Mon.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Aoi Tagami (voice) solo, Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax) and Kazuya Matsumoto (percussion) duo, and Masahide Tokunaga, Kazuya Matsumoto, and Aoi Tagami trio
Admission: 1,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 8 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
Organizer: Ftarri
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 17 (Wed.) - open 7:00 p.m., concert start 7:30 p.m.
Olaf Hochherz [from Germany] (half animal synthesizer), Hiroshi Shimizu (percussion, etc.), Masafumi Rio Oda (computer), and Yumiko Yoshimoto (guitar, daxophone)
Admission: 1,500 yen
Organizer: Yumiko Yoshimoto
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

July 20 (Sat.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Satoshi Yashiro and Naoki Nomoto duo; suzueri solo; and Aoyama±, Yuma Takeshita, and Takahiro Kawaguchi trio
Admission: 2,000 yen
Organizer: Aoyama±
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 21 (Sun.) - open 7:00 p.m., concert start 7:30 p.m.
"Ftarri 7th Anniversary Concerts: Guitars and Saxes"
Hayato Kurosawa (guitar) and Hikaru Yamada (alto sax)
Riuichi Daijo (guitar) and Makoto Kawashima (alto sax)
Teruyuki Oshima (guitar) and Ryuichi Yoshida (baritone sax)
Admission: 2,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 10 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
4-concert pass (July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11) - 8,000 yen (pass can be purchased at the door on the day of the first concert)
Everyone who attends the concert will receive a complimentary copy of Leo Okagawa's solo recording in the queit room, a Ftarri 7th Anniversary CD.
Organizer: Narusi Hosoda
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

July 24 (Wed.) - open 7:30 p.m., concert start 8:00 p.m.
Samuel Dunscombe [from Australia] (clarinet), Michiko Ogawa [from Australia/Japan] (clarinet), and Taku Sugimoto (guitar)
Admission: 2,000 yen
Organizer: Samuel Dunscombe
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 28 (Sun.) - open 7:00 p.m., concert start 7:30 p.m.
"Ftarri 7th Anniversary Concerts: Improvisation and Composition"
collective improvisation, "mada" (composed by Taku Sugimoto, 2014)

Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax), Yusuke Kawamura (trumpet), Yoshio Otani (alto sax), Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), Yuji Ishihara (drums), and Kazuya Matsumoto (percussion)
Admission: 2,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 10 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
4-concert pass (July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11) - 8,000 yen (pass can be purchased at the door on the day of the first concert)
Everyone who attends the concert will receive a complimentary copy of Yuma Takeshita's solo recording on a rainy day, a Ftarri 7th Anniversary CD.
Organizer: Narusi Hosoda
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 4 (Sun.) - open 7:00 p.m., concert start 7:30 p.m.
"Ftarri 7th Anniversary Concerts: Voices and Devices"
Aoi Tagami (voice) and Shojiki [Mitsuru Tokisato / Muku Kobayashi] (curing tape)
Yui Nakamura (breathing) and Makoto Oshiro (self-made instruments)
Ami Yoshida (howling voice) and suzueri (prepared piano with objects)
Admission: 2,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 10 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
4-concert pass (July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11) - 8,000 yen (pass can be purchased at the door on the day of the first concert)
Everyone who attends the concert will receive a complimentary copy of Straytone's solo recording Exploration Exploitation Exploration, a Ftarri 7th Anniversary CD.
Organizer: Narusi Hosoda
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 11 (Sun.) - open 7:00 p.m., concert start 7:30 p.m.
"Ftarri 7th Anniversary Concerts: Osaka and Tokyo"
Mizutama (?) and Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board)
Tadashi Yonago (?) and Daysuke Takaoka (tuba)
Kayu Nakada (bug synthesizer) and Yuma Takeshita (electro-bass) + Junji Hirose (self-made sound instrument)
Admission: 2,500 yen (same price for reserved tickets and tickets purchased at the door; however, those who reserve tickets will receive 10 times the usual number of points on their Ftarri point cards)
4-concert pass (July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11) - 8,000 yen (pass can be purchased at the door on the day of the first concert)
Everyone who attends the concert will receive a complimentary copy of Aoyama±'s solo recording Catabolized Guitar Solo Nos. 1 to 3, a Ftarri 7th Anniversary CD.
Organizer: Yuma Takeshita
*Store hours on this day will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Photo © Tatsuya Ikeda


Last updated: July 14, 2019

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