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Hatsune Miku Events in London on October 24 (Updated)

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Includes talk by Miku creator Hiroyuki Itoh

Update: The Japan Foundation has told ANN that while there will indeed be a talk by Hiroyuki Itoh, he will not be giving a demonstration as previously reported.

The Japan Foundation has made the following announcement re events at Rich Mix near Shoreditch High Street station (directions):

On Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 2:00pm, the Japan Foundation will present a series of events featuring Hiroyuki Itoh, CEO of Crypton Future Media, the parent company of Hatsune Miku and maker of her software. The events will include a talk by Itoh, a screening of some of Hatsune Miku's previous live performances and drop-in Hatsune Miku-themed origami and colouring workshops for all ages to enjoy.

The events are free to attend but booking is required for the talk and screening. For further details of how to book a place, please visit: http://jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#808

Hatsune Miku: The Metamorphosis of Music and Technology

Date: Saturday 24 October 2015 Venue: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (directions) Time: 14:00 to 17:30

Programme Details:

Programme 1: Lecture by Hatsune Miku creator, Hiroyuki Itoh Time: 14:00 to 15:30 Hiroyuki Itoh, CEO of Crypton Future Media, the parent company of Hatsune Miku and maker of her software, will chart its rise in success, reflecting on how it came to be a worldwide phenomenon. Itoh will be joined in conversation with Dr Rebecca Fiebrink, Lecturer, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London to discuss how music and technology can be integrated and what role a recording and performing artist like Hatsune Miku can play in pop music in the 21st century.

Programme 2: Hatsune Miku Live Concert Screening Time: 16:00 to 17:30 We will screen a digest recording of some of Miku's most iconic performances. (Running time approx. 60mins)

Programme 3: Hatsune Miku Workshops for Everyone Time: 13:30 to 17:30 Test your creativity by folding your very own Hatsune Miku origami, and colouring figures in. The workshops are free and suitable for all ages. No booking is required – please feel free just to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 5:30pm.

Booking Information:

The events are free to attend but booking is required for the talk and screening. For further details of how to book a place, please visit: http://jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#808


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