INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISED MUSIC ARCHIVE - SHIBA TETSU (Japan, b.1959)
Shiba Tetsu is an improvising musician. After the first performance of John Zorn's so-called game piece cobra around 1992, voice peformer Makigami Kouichi organized Cobra tokyo Operation starting in 1993 in La MAMA, Sibuya, Tokyo. Inspired by participation in this, Shiba Tetsu conducted numerous workshops in the following years, each with five participants. In these workshops, players created their own game pieces and played them. In 2005, Shiba Tetsu estimated the number of workshops held to be between 20 and 30.
Two Game Pieces by Shiba Tetsu (English).
Two Game Pieces by Shiba Tetsu (Japanese).