“Purple Ribbon” is the symbol of the campaign awareness for ending violence against women.
Purple Ribbon Concert 《It successfully finished.》
◇◆Struggling for violence against women through “ aesthetic music experience
” and “humor” ◇◆
November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This season we are going to hold our second consecutive Purple Ribbon Concert. This event is a citizen-participation concert, in which we get together and play music, hoping all the violence against women, such as DV, sexual harassment, sexual violence, etc., will end, and a good relationship between women and men will be formed. Any performer, without regard to gender, pro or amateur, is welcome. Performers just need to wear a purple ribbon. We are looking forward to having you join us.
【Date】 November 24（Sat.）, 2018. 13:30~16:45
【Place】 Biblical Church of Tokyo : 1-12-3 Toyotamakita , Nerima-ward , Tokyo
【Organizer】 Mental Service Centre
c/o Nerima Postal Office, Tokyo,Japan,176-8799(Zip Code)／Phone.03-3993-6147
Kazuyuki Kusayanagi (Mental Service Centre Representative／Lecturer of Daito Bunka University) [note 1]
[note1] planner profile
Lecturer of Daito Bunka University. Mental Service Centre Representative, Counselor. He is a leading expert of the DV victimizers’ recovery program, in which its practice has been introduced through media such as newspapers, TV, and magazines. He is a trustee of Tokyo Branch of The Japanese Association of Counseling Science. He has authored “Domestic Violence”(Iwanami Shoten), and many other books. He receives a number of requests for lectures and workshops, which his excellent workshop instructions are supported by many people. License: certificated counselor of The Japanese Association of Counseling Science.
●Kazuyuki Kusayanagi [note 1]– Piano
1. TV drama’s theme“ Double cherry blossoms”, composed
by Ryuichi Sakamoto
2. “The 6th station” from Miyazaki’s movie “Spirited away”, composer:Joh Hisaishi
3. “Ave verm corpus”, composed by W. Mozart and arranged by F. Liszt
4. “Intermezzo for days without Domestic Violence”, composer: Makoto Nomura [note2]
〓Explanation of this music piece〓
Kusayanagi, a clinical psychologist, thought of the necessity of the music for rooting DV out, while working and broadening his activities. In order to realize this idea, and intending to play it by himself, he asked Makoto Nomura to compose a piano piece in 2001. The meaning of this piece is music that won`t stop playing until DV ends, and paradoxically he hopes this piece won`t be played any longer. After first performance of the composer, Kusayanagi has played this piece at symposiums or events not only in Japan, but also in Korea and China. This piece has attracted pianists from other counties, for instance, the UK, Malaysia, etc., and they chose it in their concert program.
[note2] Composer profile=Makoto Nomura
A composer. He was a Visiting Professor/Lecturer in several universities, Indonesia National University of Arts and Music in Indonesia, Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, Kyoto Women’s University in Japan etc. In 1994, he studied at Yoke University in England on a British Council Scholarship.
He meets, talks, touches, and acts with the variety of people, for example, co-composing tunes at senior nursing homes. He has done hundreds of composition workshops with children, amateurs, old people, etc. As an active composer/musician, he has been working in many areas.
His works have been performed in a number of countries including Germany, UK, France, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, Netherland, Thailand etc. He was invited by various international festivals such as Zomer Jazz Fietstour in Holland, Jouksan International Arts Festival in Korea, Lille 2004 in France, Kontraste Festival in Austria etc.
●Shinano Yonenaga - Piano
“Scenes from Child op15”composer: R. Schumann
No.7:“Dream”, No.12:“ Child Falling Asleep”, No.13:“The Poet Speaks”
●Tomomi Shimizu – Vocal／Kei Fujimori – Piano
“Song to End DV ~― a song created using DV cards ”
The card writer: Kazuyuki Kusayanagi [note 2] , composer: Makoto Nomura[note1]
〓Explanation of this song〓
The 2nd number for a campaign against DV was “DV Card”. It is an instructive tool for understanding DV, which consists of 44 reading cards,
44 grabbing cards with pictures, and a booklet of explanations of each card. This song has four parts and the lyrics involve each card. The song’s
image is cheerful, sometimes daring, surreal and comical. These mismatching impressions lead you to a profound music experience.
●Yoko Amemiya - Vocal
“Don’t touch me”, writer : Yoko Amemiya／composer : P. Fosill
→The song was created from the writer’s painful experience of sexual harassment.
She performs a few other songs.
●foolish fish - Jun Hayashi (Guitar) and Tomomi Shimizu (Vocal and Piano)
“Daydream”, words and composer: Tomomi Shimizu
→The song was made from her experience of dating violence.
They perform a few other pieces.
●Maki Mizui – Shamisen and Monologue
“Black Hair”, performed on a shamisen, a three-stringed Japanese musical instrument.
→ Oiwa in Yotsuya Ghost Story was killed by her husband. She was a victim of DV.
This song is the scene where Oiwa was combing her black hair after she had drunk poison given by her husband.
●Etsu Nijiwatari -
“You are all Right”, words and music by Etsu Nijiwatari
→The song was created from her episode of eating disorder and depression.
She performs a few other songs.
Maki Mizui, director and actress, directed and made a film titled “Ra—You are not to blame. KEPT”, which is based on serial rape incidences when she herself was abducted by a man and almost raped but she could run away, and another woman fell victim to an abduction and was raped by the same man. This movie won a prize in Off Theater Competition of Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2014. After this film had been screened at 10 film festivals in Japan and abroad, it was released at 4 movie theaters in Japan. This film’s DVD is on sale now.
Yoko Amemiya, singer and songwriter, has made her music activities mainly through video sharings. Her youtube videos have 11,000 hits in total, and its number is increasing. She produced a voice drama “I feel a set of eyes on me”, and appeared on FM Kawasaki radio’s program “Caffeine Bomber” and “Four-leaf clover”. And she has also performed in many live concerts at Aeon Mall, Saitama super arena, nursing homes, festivals organized by NPO, etc.
Lecturer of Daito Bunka University. Mental Service Centre Representative, Counselor. He is a leading expert of the DV victimizers’ recovery program, in which its practice has been introduced through media such as newspapers, TV, and magazines. In response to media including appearance on TV, lecture circuit throughout Japan, and writing action,
He is a trustee of Tokyo Branch of The Japanese Association of Counseling Science. He has authored “Domestic Violence”(Iwanami Shoten), collectively written, “Standard Introduction to music therapy, volume II”(Syunjusya), and many other books. He receives a number of requests for lectures and workshops, which his excellent workshop instructions are supported by many people. License: certificated counselor of The Japanese Association of Counseling Science. NLP Master Practitioner.
She graduated from the department of piano in Musashino Music College. Since early childhood she studied piano, dance, and painting. She won the 3rd prize at Contemporary Music Competition, and has won a prize at many other competitions. She debuted as a solo piano performer after she won the 1st prize as a pianist who plays pieces of Luc Ferrari in 2002. In 2009 she won an encouragement award for her solo performance in combination with playing music, body expression, narration, image and art in Tokyo wonder site “EXPERIMENTAL SOUND & ART FESTIVAL”. Some composers created music for her under the inspiration of her performance, and she does a recital tour every year. Recently she has acted to pump up her local region Shonan through art and music as a representative from a civic group “Shonan show ten” ,in which she has produced a promotion video that appeals Shonan subsidies by the city. She has also performed a narration of DV victims’ memoirs “Sunflower” as an actress.
fish】 =Jun Hayashi (Guitar) and Tomomi Shimizu (Vocal and Piano)
The group won the 1st prize in the 2nd Chigasaki Emeruade Music Festival”. Their music was adopted by the internet TV program “Yokohama EIZONE” organized by NHK Yokohama and Yokohama city. They perform at local radio stations and on TV, school festivals, music festivals as a guest performer. They compose music, such as campaign songs for cities and companies, and music for dramas, musicals, and dances.
After graduating from Toho women’s senior high school, she graduated from the piano course of the department of performance in the music faculty of Toho Gakuen Music School. While studying in the university, she performed on the piano at a concert, in which only high–achieving students can appear. She won a prize at PTNP Piano Competition, and the 1st prize at the western Japan PTNP Piano Competition. She got the 1st prize at the audition of the category of students of IAA International performer’s Association, and won a prize at many competitions. Since her university days, she has taught piano to juniors, and has been doing various music activities, such as playing piano at music restaurants, accompanying on the piano at competitions or auditions, and playing piano in an opera company.
Etsu Nijiwatari, counsellor for eating disorder, had experienced mental diseases and difficulties in life, which were an eating disorder, depression, and agoraphobia, for 13 years between 13~28 years old..She recovered from them without using medicine. She began to set up business adopting a person with the same experience as she, and now she is on her way to realizing her dream that our society will be worth living.
She graduated from Musashino Music Collage. She studied under F.W. Sieunua, a professor at Detmold Music College, who taught in Sion, Switzerland, and Detmold, Germany. She was awarded a prize by Piano Teachers’ national association of Japan (PTNA). She is a judge of PTNA Piano Competition and Japan Classical Music Competition.