Sounding the Space: Hyoutan Namazu No Utage

November 7, 2021
Marcos Fernandes: percussion, electronics
Nami Kaigaishi: dance
Shouhei Emman, Takuro Shibata: Yamato Jujitsu
Akira Sato (aka liquidbiupil): liquid light
Sankeien Former Toumyouji Main Hall
58-1 Honmoku Sannnotani Nakaku Yokohama / 045-621-0634
13:30 open / 14:00 start - ¥2000
By reservation only
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¥700 entrance fee to park
Support: LandFes

Sounding the Space: Kagero to Nigemizu

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Nanako Ueda dance, Marcos Fernandes percussion, phonography, Kio Griffith live visuals (LA)
Sankeien Former Tomyoji Temple - Sankeien Gardens
13:30 open / 14:00 start - ¥2000
By reservation only
Reservations: / 090-8643-1662
¥500 entrance fee to park
Support: LandFes

Sounding the Space: Music For Architecture 3

80th Anniversary of the Fomer Bank of Japan Matsue Branch
Marcos Fernandes percussion, Masatoshi Utashima keyboards, Kaori Ito dance
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Kara Koro Art Studio
45 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane - 0852-20-7000
18:00 open / 18:30 start - ¥1000

Sounding the Space: Otobumi

Mai Nagumo dance, Marcos Fernandes percussion
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Sankeien - Former Tomyoji Temple Main Hall
58-1 Honmoku Sannnotani Nakaku Yokohama - 045-621-0634 -
13:30 open / 14:00 start - ¥2000
There will be an additional ¥500 park entrance fee
By reservation only at

OTOBUMI is the latest edition of “Sounding the Space”, a multi-media project by percussionist Marcos Fernandes. Through the use of sound and movement, percussion and the human body, the performers explore and animate the physical space. Sound, movement and space converge in a sensuous interplay. Come and experience how Marcos and dancer Mai Nagumo "sound the space”.

Sounding the Space Screening Tour 2015

Sounding the Space hits the road with screenings in Yokohama, Matsue, Okayama and Kyoto. Following the screening, special guests will join Hans and Marcos in a panel discussion and live performance.

Friday, November 6
Guest: Yumiko Tanaka - shamisen
Moderator: Yusuke Aoki
Okurayama Memorial Hall
705 Taocho, Kohoku-ku Yokohama • 045-544-1881
18:30 open / 19:00 start • ¥1000

Sunday, November 8
Guest: Masatoshi Utashima - keyboards, percussion
Karakoro Kobo
43 Tonomachi Matsue-shi, Shimane • 0852-20-7000
18:30 open / 19:00 start • ¥1000

Monday, November 9
Guest: Kohichi Akada - sax
Renaiss Hall
1-6-20 Uchiyamashita Okayama-shi, Okayama • 086-225-3003
18:30 open / 19:00 start • ¥1500 / students ¥500

Tuesday, November 10
Guests: Christopher Fryman - trumpet, Jyoji Sawada - bass
Urban Guild
Sanjoshita Chukyoku Kyoto • 075-212-1125
19:00 open / 19:30 start • ¥1500

Sounding the Space

Percussionist Marcos Fernandes reconnects with his homeland by staging elaborate concerts in four historical buildings designed by his grandfather Uheiji Nagano (1867-1937) in Japan.
Filmed in Yokohama, Kyoto, Okayama and Matsue, the live performances feature Yumiko Tanaka, Seiichi Yamamoto, Carl Stone, Yuko Hirai, Hirokazu Morikawa, Masatoshi Utashima, Kouen Morishita, Kohichi Akada, and Marcos Fernandes.

Hans Fjellestad

Hans Fjellestad is a musician and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A "mad scientist improviser" (International DJ Magazine) and "master of analogue synthesis" (The WIRE), Hans tours and records extensively as a solo artist and in collaboration with numerous players on the experimental music scene in over a dozen countries.
As filmmaker, Hans is best known as the director of MOOG, the award-winning feature documentary about electronic music pioneer Robert Moog. His film and video work has shown at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tokyo's Shibuya Cinema Society, Yebisu Music Weekend (Tokyo), Los Angeles Grand Performances Series, BorDocs Foro Documental Tijuana, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, among others. His recent films include Sunset Strip, When the World Breaks, and The Heart Is a Drum Machine.

Kio Griffith

Los Angeles‑based visual and sound artist, independent curator, writer, and producer. His work includes drawing, painting, sound, video, performance, electronics, language, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited in UK, Germany, Croatia, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Turkey, Belgium and the U.S. He has performed, collaborated or curated various musicians and contemporary artists, dancers and designers in galleries, museums, clubs and unconventional spaces. His current projects include project director at TYPE (Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange), curator and development director at ARTRA, associate editor at Fabrik and Artillery magazines, art director at Angel City Jazz Festival and has designed over 300 album jackets.

Marcos Fernandes

A native of Yokohama, Japan, Marcos Fernandes spent over three decades in California as performer, producer and curator. He has performed in the US, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Japan as a solo improviser, phonographer and as percussionist/sound artist with various ensembles, dancers, poets, and visual artists. Fernandes' work can be heard on over 50 recordings on Accretions, Bake/Staalplaat, Circumvention, Disk Union, Enban, Less Than TV, Pax, Public Eyesore, and others. His current projects include Melt, Kokusai Obake Rengo, The Argonauts, The Metaphors, Miwa Jiro & Mother Complex, Misawa Hiroki & Okabayashi Rockn'Roll Center, Hikoki, Wormhole, Salmagundi, and Tokyo Phonographers Union.