#010 MUSIC IN THE PARK

Announcing the limited-time appearance of Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.

Enjoy "running into" new music at #010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra since their debut, and they have joined us to create a "Forest of Music" that radiates freely with the joy that music brings

The duration of the event has been extended until October 6 (Sun).

Duration: 2019.9.6 - 10.6

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* This program has finished.

  • ALL
  • WORKSHOP
  • TALK
  • LIVE
  • MOVIE

MUSIC IN THE PARK Statement (Atsushi Yanaka, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra)

Imagine if everything inside your head was laid out on a table. You would have to do all your thinking within the space of the table. But if the table were to be packed with things, it would be impossible to sort out those things from inside of your head. For this reason you would need "free space" in order to sort things out. That is why the Park has plenty of free space. For this project, we have created the "forest of music" brimming with music at Ginza Sony Park. Wouldn't it be even more wonderful if relaxation could be found within these free spaces? Instead of failing to see the forest from its trees, try to take a look at the forest first then the individual trees. This point of view is very important in learning to appreciate music. Personally, I believe that music is something that creates these free spaces inside your mind. Nothing would bring me greater joy as a musician, if people could enjoy music to their hea rt's content and be freed from their suffering, sorrow, anger and fear to sort out their reality and to reconstruct their lives for a happy future. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the "forest of music" of which Ska Paradise have cooperated in the creation.

MUSIC FAMILY TREE

Dozens of musical trees will be spread out throughout the underground floor connected to the subway concourse. Use headphones to listen to 120 songs from artists in a variety of genres while walkng aobut the venue. This interactive exhibit featuring songs form artists with whom the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has collaborated and performed with over the past 30 years could even be considered a genealogy (family tree) of large numbers of artists.
Encounter 30 years of J-pop histpory and new music as well.

Venue

B2/Basement 2

MUSIC FAMILY TREE

"The Terminal" x Glass Sound Speaker

Hear the song "The Terminal" played by 15 glass sound speakers arranged in circular formation. Each speaker produces the sound of a different instrument, reproducing the distinct sound produced by each band member. You'll feel just like you are standing amongst the actual band in the recording studio.

Venue

B2/Basement 2

The Terminal x Glass Sound Speaker

Ask Ska Paradise

Message boards will be set up for Park visitors to pose music-related questions and concerns to Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. Band members will provide responses at random.

Venue B2/Basement 2

Window to Ska Paradise

A screen at the venue will be video-linked to tablet carried around by members of Ska Paradise. You might catch a glimpse of band members through these special windows.

Venue

B2/Basement 2

Ask Ska Paradise

Ska Paradise 30 Year Commemorative Art Piece

This three-dimensional art piece to commemorate 30 years of the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will be unveiled for the first time at Ginza Sony Park. There will also be a (slightly larger than) life-size photographic panel of the band members. Have fun taking photos with it.

Venue

B3/Basement 3

Ska Paradise 30 Year Commemorative Art Piece 1 Ska Paradise 30 Year Commemorative Art Piece 2

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This limited time only record store was designed based on a concept by members of Ska Paradise who "wanted to create a dancehall-type space like those where DJs played the newest ska songs in Jamaica during the 1960s."

This limited-time-only record store offers a collection of records from various genres, including the album that each member of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra remembers most, and the album that changed each of their lives. Special limited-time-only merchandise designed with the store logo featuring silhouettes of the nine band members will also be available. (prices shown all include tax)

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Merchandise for sale

T-shirts (2 types) 3,300 yen; tote bags 2,750 yen; turntable slipmats 1,650 yen; collaboration vinyl record carry bags 4,950 (limited quantity of 40 available); around 1,000 used vinyl records, books about ska and reggae.

Open

September 7 (Sat) - October 6 (Sun), 2019

Hours

11:00 - 20:00

Sales counter

B4/Basement 4

Closed days

None

  • May close temporarily due to circumstances related to other events.
  • Closed on the first day of this event September 6 (Fri) due to Park Live.
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Workshop

Forest of Music not only offers musical enjoyment but also presents learning opportunities. One such opportunity is a workshop designed to offer opportunities for children who are our future to learn directly from professional artists. Members of the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will be on hand to teach key points about musical performance, music appreciation, and more, to elementary school, junior high, and high school students who play brass instruments.

Perform "Paradise Has No Border" with members of Ska Paradise!

Ginza Sony Park will welcome special guests Nargo (Trumpet) and Masahiko Kitahara (Trombone) from the horn section of the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, who will hold a workshop for elementary, junior high, and high school students who play brass instruments. Participants will be able to play the designated song Paradise Has No Border while receiving pointers on playing their instruments and on the designated song under the direct guidance of the special guests.

Date

September 21 (Sat)

(1) Session for elementary school students 13:00-14:30

(2) Session for junior high and high school students 15:30-17:00

Price Free
Capacity

(1) Session for elementary school students: 15

(2) Session for junior high and high school students: 30 (selected by raffle)

Language Japanese
How to apply

Selection raffle will take place after the application deadline at midnight on the evening of September 9 (Mon).

*Applications are no longer being accepted

Details and to apply

https://ginzasonypark-workshop190921.peatix.com

*Japanese language only

NARGO(Trumpet) & Mashiko Kitahara(Trombone)

Park College

Ginza Sony Park will be holding an "Open College" covering a wide range of topics including architecture, art, urban planning, fashion, and technology, featuring prominent figures and experts from various fields as instructors and guests.

Click here to see more details about Park College

Ska Music Course by Tsuyoshi kawakami

For this edition of Park College, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra bass player Tsuyoshi Kawakami will be welcomed as the instructor for a discussion on the topic of Ska music, to talk about the history of its origins, ska music around the world, and more.

Park College #05

Theme "Ska Music"
Date September 18(Wed) 20:00 - 21:30
Venue B4/Basement 4
Price 500 yen (Seat reservation ticket, includes one drink)
Capacity 50 (selected by raffle)
Language Japanese
How to apply

Selection raffle will take place after the application deadline at midnight on the evening of September 9 (Mon).

*Applications are no longer being accepted

Details and to apply https://ginzasonypark-parkcollege05.peatix.com *Japanese language only
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Park Live in conjunction with Music in the Park

ginza paradise records Night, Special DJ will feature DJ performances by Ska Paradise band members

Members of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will make appearances as DJs at Park Live, which offers the chance to "run into" new musical discoveries. *Not all band members will perform, and no performances with musical instruments are expected.

Since Ginza Sony Park opened about a year ago, as many as 100 different artists and groups have appeared at Park Live performances held regularly, such as every Friday evening. Response has been outstanding, with many performances and collaborations that cannot be seen anywhere else. Look forward to even more exciting music this time!

Live performances by artists selected by Ska Paradise

Members of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra have selected artists who have recently captured their attention to perform at Park Live. Check out live performances by Utena Kobayashi, Hakushi Hasegawa, and SASUKE at Park Live during this event.

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Utena Kobayashi
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Hakushi Hasegawa
SASUKE
Date/time
September 6 (Fri) 19:00 - ginza paradise records Night, Special DJ Vol.1
September 20 (Fri) 20:00 - Utena Kobayashi
September 21 (Sat) 19:00 - ginza paradise records Night, Special DJ Vol.2
September 22 (Sun) 17:00 - Hakushi Hasegawa
September 28 (Sat) 17:00 - SASUKE
Price Must place one drink and/or food order
Venue B4 / Basement 4
  • Please order from "BEER TO GO" by SPRING VALLEY BREWERY.⁠⁠
  • Entrance may be restricted during busy times.

Park BGM in conjunction with Music in the Park

As background music on B4 (Basement 4) of Ginza Sony Park you can hear ten albums selected by Japanese and international artists and creators based on the theme of “The Music I Want to Hear at Park Right Now.” In conjunction with #010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, the albums for Park BGM from September 6 (Fri) to October 6 (Sun) will be selected by band members of Ska Paradise.

See a list of selected albums here

Dates September 6 (Fri) - September 22 (Sun)
Selector Tsuyoshi Kawakami
Tsuyoshi Kawakami
Dates September 23 (Mon/Holiday) - October 6 (Sun)
Selector Kin-ichi Motegi
Kin-ichi Motegi

The 10th installment in Ginza Sony Park’s series of experimental programs is #010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra-. Members of Ska Paradise toured the venue before the program opened on September 6, 2019 and shared their input.

[Ginza Sony Park] #010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

[Ginza Sony Park] #010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra: Comments from members of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

A Message to You from the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

We are happy to be able to put exciting events like this together along with Ginza Sony Park, which we have been involved with since performing at its opening ceremony.

Since our debut, the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has accompanied ska music through the various recording mediums of the times, from analog to casettes, CDs, MDs, and now digital media. We have arranged a lot of exciting content for this event to celebrate 30 years of Ska Paradise, and to give visitors opportunities to share the enjoyment of music. Please, come check it out!

#010 MUSIC IN THE PARK EVENT OVERVIEW

Title

#010 MUSIC IN THE PARK - Forest of Music, a Collaboration with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -

Duration

September 6 (Fri) - October 6 (Sun), 2019

* This program has finished.

Hours

10:00 - 20:00

* Open to the public starting at 18:00 on September 6 (Fri)

Venue Ginza Sony Park B2/Basement 2 - B4/Basement 4[Park Map]
Price

Free entry

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