Marcos Fernandes
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Biography 日本語
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, Portugal, 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, Cobra Discos, Disk Union, Enban, Less Than TV, Pax, Public Eyesore and others. His current projects include The Argonauts, Melt, Kokusai Obake Rengo, The Metaphors, TNBT, Wormhole and The Tokyo Phonographers Union.

Fernandes has performed and/or recorded with Bernhard Gal, Bill Horist, Carl Stone, Chris DeLaurenti, George Lewis, Gianni Gebbia, Haco, Hans Fjellestad, K.K.Null, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Kazuo Imai, Lê Quan Ninh, Lisle Ellis, Mike Keneally, Miya Masaoka, Seiichi Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Thomas Dimuzio, Yuji Katsui, Yuki Saga, Yuko Hirai, Yumiko Tanaka as well as with Donkey, Lower Left Performance Collective, Nortec Collective, Seattle Phonographers Union and Skeleton Key Orchestra.

Fernandes has participated in various festivals including Sengawa Jazz, LandFes, Jazztreffen 2015 (Tokyo), Festival Beyond Innocence (Osaka), Impromusica Fes, Jazz Promenade (Yokohama), T(h)ree vol.3, Manpower 2014 (Lisbon), so.cal.sonic, Sound walk (Long Beach), Chicago Calling, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, San Francisco Alternative Music Festival, Edgetone Music Summit (Bay Area), Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, Oakland Sound/Shift, Olympia Festival of Experimental Music and the Northwest Electroacoustic Music Festival. He has appeared at Spruce Street Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, CRCA/UCSD, Sushi Performance Gallery (San Diego), CECUT, Don Loope (Tijuana), Jazzorca (Mexico City), Open Gate, Il Corral/Zero Point, Dangerous Curve, Club Tropical, Line Space Line, KXLU (Los Angeles), Fringe Gallery (Hong Kong), Luggage Store, 21 Grand, KFJC (Bay Area), Polestar, COCA, Sonarchy Radio/Jack Straw (Seattle), Red Room (Baltimore), The Stone (NYC), BankArt, Gorthe Institut, Museum of Kyoto, Renaiss Hall, International House, Pit Inn, Super Deluxe, Airegin, Bridge, Urban Guil, Tokuzo (Japan) among others.

While in San Diego, Fernandes was co-director of Spring Reverb 2003-2008 held at sites including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Making Music, and has curated events at numerous venues including Spruce Street Forum, Casbah, Galoka, Kava Gallery, the Space and Voz Alta. From 1993 to 1996, Fernandes curated weekly performances and presented concerts at the Wikiup Cafe and Intersection Gallery, an alternative visual and performing arts space. In Japan, Fernandes has curated several events including Koganecho Happening, a bi-monthly multi-media concert series held at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama, Port of call, Possible Spaces, a forum for phonography-based works, Percussion Sound/Shift, World Listening Day and Sounding the Space. Fernandes is a recipient of grants from Meet the Composer, Arts Commission Yokohama and the City of Matsue.

Fernandes co-runs the artist-based independent label Accretions,home to some of today's more innovative experimentalists. He was a founding member of the Trummerflora collective, dedicated to creative music in Southern California.

Photo credits: Eiichiro Iwasa (1), Ryoichi Aratani (2), Kio Griffith (3), Seiichi Sugita (4), Masafumi Kimura (5), Hiro Ugaya (6)


Recent Performances [archives >>]


2016

  • December 28 w/ Daiyoshi Keizan at Bitches Brew in Yokohama
  • December 13 w/ Yordan Kostov, others at Jimbocho Shichoushitsu in Tokyo
  • December 10 Re:percussion w/ Daren Moore, Yuji Ishihara at Bar Isshee in Tokyo
  • December 4 TNBT at Koganecho Happening 19, Shichoushitsu Sono 2 in Yokohama
  • November 29 w/ Hiroko Matsunara, Haruko Mikuni, Eugene Okano at Jinbocho
  • November 23 The Bayside Swingers at Shichoushitsu Sono 2 in Yokohama
  • November 20 w/ Simon Whetham, Eamon Sprod, Thomas Tilly at Art Baboo in Yokohama
  • November 17 The Argonauts Record Release at Yellow Vision in Tokyo
  • November 14 w/ Yuko Ando, Toru Tenda at Jinbocho Shichoushitsu in Tokyo
  • October 28 w/ Asahiko Takahara, Jun Kawasaki at Otoya kintoki in Tokyo
  • October 21 w/ Ross Hammond, Kio Griffith, Stevie Richrads, Chu at Art Baboo in Yokohama
  • October 14 The Metaphors at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • October 8 The Metaphors at Big River in Tokyo
  • October 5 Uoichi at In F in Tokyo
  • October 2 Bayside Swingers at St. Joe Festa at Berrick Hall in Yokohama
  • October 1 Kokusai Obake Rengo at koganecho Happening, Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • September 23 w/ Darren Moore, Joe Talia at Bar Isshee in Tokyo
  • September 11 w/ Toyomi Kobayashi at Mollie's Cafe in Yokohama
  • September 10 w/ Makoto Kawabata at Circus in Tokyo
  • September 5 The Argonauts at Knuttel House in Tokyo
  • September 2 TNBT at Shichousitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • August 28 The Argonauts at Koganecho Happening, Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • August 27 w/ Shin Igarashi, Arata Noguchi, Maki Saito at Bitches Brew in Yokohama
  • August 26 w/ Ren Yashio, Michio Karimata at Chat Noir in Yokohama
  • August 21 w/ Kio Griffith at Bar Buena in Tokyo
  • August 20 TNBT at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • August 11 Melt at Urban Guild in Kyoto
  • August 10 Melt at Bears in Osaka
  • August 9 Melt at Nanya in Nagoya
  • July 30 Bayside Swingers at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • July 19 The Argonauts at Aja in Tokyo
  • July 18 w/ Akaihirume at Art Baboo 146 in Yokohama
  • July 17 w/ Carl stone, Rodolphe Alexis, Hiroshi Shimizu, Haruo Okada, Yoichi Kamimura World Listening Day 2016 at the Schneider Residence in Tokyo
  • July 8 w/ Hiroko Matsunara, Haruko Mikuni at Tokyo Clun in Tokyo
  • July 7 Uoichi at Airegin in Yokohama
  • June 29 The Argonauts at Aja in Tokyo
  • June 26 The Argonauts at U-ha in Tokyo
  • June 25 Animi Festival at Andansu in Ofuna
  • June 25 w/ Mai Nagumo at Tomyoji, Sankeien in Yokohama
  • June 19 w/ Ren Yashio, Olfa Behrouma, Mikael Ganbi, Cecile Brice, Agnieszka Kawalczyk at Launch Pad Gallery in Yokohama
  • June 18 Melt at Koganecho Happening, Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • June 12 The Metaphors at Big River in Tokyo
  • June 3 The Argonauts Bill Horist at Bar Move in Yokohama
  • June 2 w/ Bill Horist, Marron, Yuki Saga, Masahiro Shimaji, Naoya Murata, Chu Makino at Bonobo in Tokyo
  • May 28 Bayside Swingers at Golden Cup in Yokohama
  • May 26 w/ Darren Moore at Bar Isshee in Tokyo
  • May 22 TNBT at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • May 22 The Argonauts at Barbara in Tokyo
  • May 19 w/ Hiroko Matsubara, Haruko Mikuni at Jinbocho Shichoiushitsu in Tokyo
  • May 15 w/ Akai hirume, Tommy Tommy, Atsushi Yamaji at Airegin in Yokohama
  • May 14The Metaphors at Big River in Tokyo
  • May 1w/ Gianni Gebbia and others at Jazz Candy in Chiba
  • April 30 Melt at Koganecho Happening, Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohamaa
  • April 28 w/ Hiroko Matsunara at Tokyo Club in Tokyo
  • April 21 w/ Miya Masaoka, Gianni Gebbia at Airegin in Yokohama
  • April 16 TNB.T at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • April 10 Kokusai Obake Renege at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • April 7 Uoichi at Sabaco in Tokyo
  • April 3 The Argonauts at U-ha in Tokyo
  • March 26 The Argonauts at Yellow Vision in Tokyo
  • March 21 Bayside Swingers at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • March 19 w/ Shin Igarashi at Wraps Crepes in Yokohama
  • March 13 w/ Satoe Tanaka at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • March 12 The Metaphors at Big River in Tokyo
  • March 11 w/ Darren Moore at Bar Ishee in Tokyo
  • February 25 w/ Hiroko Matsubara at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • February 13 Bayside Swingers at Golden Cup in Yokohama
  • February 11 Dyad (w/ Jyoji Sawada) at Koganecho Happening, Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • February 7 w/ Kotaro William Tokuhisa at Bar Buena in Tokyo
  • February 5 Uoichi (w/ Eiichi Hayashi, Asahiko Takahara) at Airegin in Yokohama
  • January 31 w/ The Metaphors at Big River in Tokyo
  • January 30 w/ The Argonauts at El Puente in Yokohama
  • January 28 w/ Samm Bennett, Hiroshi Habu, Muupy at Hikari no Uma in Tokyo
  • January 24 w/ Kokusai Obake Rengo at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • January 17 w/ TNBT at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
  • January 9 w/ The argonauts at U-ha in Tokyo
  • January 8 solo at Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama

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