Yama Warashi Cube Microplex / Bristol
Photography by Tilly MayProject details
Yama Warashi is Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara’s solo project. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori(盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Accompanied by saxophone, guitar and bass, Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power and broken O. Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains.
This documents the start of an ongoing artistic collaboration between Yoshino and myself, exploring ways of creating the world of the mountain spirit in a live gig environment.