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Takatsuna Mukai has been active in his genre-defying works moving across the worlds of music, art, theatre and film, as a musician, composer, producer, director, writer, and actor.

His main instruments are electric guitar, electric violin, and programming. In the first half of 2000s, he was a part of the London Electroclash scene with groups Gob$au$age and Ten Minutes With My Dad, then from 2005/6, he had moved on to take part in a series of experimental theatre works in Europe.


Past/Present collaborators include; British Sculptor Malcolm Poynter, poets Phil Dirtbox and Timothy Turnbull, London punk fashion label Charles of London, Croatian mime company Studio Lila, Slovenian theatre director Dragan Živadinov (NSK), Ballet Dancers Ksenija Kovač(Slovenian National Ballet/Opera), jazz flute player Rowland Sutherland, contemporary composers Alessandro Olla and Jennifer McConachie, improvisors/composers Adriano Orrù and Silvia Corda(Italy), Ben Davis (UK), Richard Pryce(UK), Genevieve Wilkins(Australia),  Russian exile artist Oleg Yanushevskiy, and satirists Chris Morris and Uzi Weill (UK and Israel respectively).



As Director


-2008-2012


'KRAM' Audio-Visual Dance Performance (work in progress)

--with--

Lina Ikse Bergman - Photography

Ksenija Kovač- Choreography / Dance

Karmen Kobe - Choreography / Dance

Grégoire A. Meyer - Choreography / Dance

Elsa Petit - Choreography / Dance

Anya Kamarek - Costume Design

Andres Velasquez - Lighting Design

Natasha Xavier - Stills

Bronwen Parker Rhodes - Documentary

SDNA - Projection

Today is Boring - Production Assistant

--Siobhan Davies Studios London

--Atelier Malcolm Poynter, Shlägl, Austria

--TRANSART: KuC Lamparna, Labin, Croatia

--Festival Visualnog Kazališta, Labin, Croatia


-2007-


'GAGARIN+' Theatre / Music Performance

with Oleg Yanishevskiy / Luciana Bocchino

--'Transart 2007': Lamparna, Labin, Istria





As Composer/Producer/Per former


-2012-13-

‘śya’

an album, with:


Adriano Orrù

Silvia Corda

Olja Frolo

Alen ZarifovićAdriana JosipovićKate MarušićValérie Renay

Gordon Raphael

Kristina Brändén

Fritz Catlin

Kevin Bass

Charles of London

Sarah Tobias

Shirley Smart

André Canniere

etc.



-2011-

‘Pristnost’

with Nataša Stanić Denis Licl et al

Festival Visualnog Kazališta, Labin, Croatia


‘Waking Dreams’ by SDNA - Ron Arad’s Curtain Call

with Valentina Floris, Ben Foot, Nina Fog, et al

Camden Roundhouse London



-2010-

‘Improvisations’

with Adriano Orrù, Silvia Corda et al

Various Locations, Cagliari, Sardegna, Italia


-2009-


xxooep

with Nikki Howes (vox, words)

--His Dark Master Recordings


Cinetaxis by SDNA

--with--

Valentina Floris /  Ben Foot (visuals)

Nina Fog (dance)

Natasha Mayran (dance)

Nataša Stanić(dance)

Electrolane (sound)

Alessandro Olla (sound)

Rowland Sutherland (flute)

et.al.

--SHUNT, London, UK



-2008-


Prolog :: Ljubezen in država :: Avatar

--with--

Mile Korun

Dragan Živadinov

Vladimir StojsavljevićDunja ZupanččMiha TuršičSrečo Bajda

--ZRC-SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia


'KRAM' Audio-Visual Dance Performance

--with--

Lina Ikse Bergman

Ksenija KovačKarmen Kobe

--TRANSART 2008: KuC Lamparna, Labin Croatia

--Festival Visualnog Kazališta, Labin, Croatia

(Violin,Bass Synth,Animation)


::ORBITA NOORDUNG::

--with--

Dunja ZupanččMiha TuršičDragan Živadinov

--CAT , Vienna, Austria

(Electric Violin Soundscape)


'Prepovedano Gledališč' (Zabranjeno Kazalište)

Written byVladimir StojsavljevićDirected by Dragan Živadinov

'Glasbeni Motiv (Nimiri)' by Dragana Jovanović-with-

Olga Kacjan

Milena ZupanččBorut Veselko

Vesna PernarččŽuničet al.

Production: Zavod Projekt Atol / Marko Peljhan

--Gospodarsko Gledališč, Ljubljana, Slovenija

(Electric Violin / Soundscape)


'Informance 8008'

--with--

Dunja ZupanččMiha TuršičDragan Živadinov

--Numark Gallery, Washington DC, U.S.A.

(Electric Violin Soundscape)


-2007-


Dunja Zupančč/ Miha Turšič/ Dragan Živadinov 'Spojni Protokoli / LE::EL'

--KIBELA, Maribor, Slovenia (Electric Violin Soundscape)


'GAGARIN+' Theatre / Music Performance - electric violin,voice

with Oleg Yanishevskiy / Luciana Bocchino

--'Transart 2007' Lamparna, Labin, Istria


Dragan Živadinov / Metodij Zlatanov 'Metoda H - Obrnjeni E'

--'Dnevi Poezije in Vina', Medana, Goriška Brda, Slovenia (Electric Violin Soundscape)


Dragan Živadinov  'Obrnjeni E' (text: Metodij Zlatanov)

--'Inervacije' Galerija Waldinger, Barutana, Osijek Croatia (Electric Violin Soundscape)


-2006-


Dragan Živadinov / CIANT  'Syntapiens::Avatars::U mbot'

-Alte Lederfabrik, Köln, Germany (Prepared Guitar Improvisation)


Dragan Živadinov 'A:S:U::8'

--Lamparna, Labin, Istria (Prepared Guitar Improvisation)


Nataša Stanić/ Erika Cuk 'Blizu Rudnika'

--Birthhouse of Giuseppina Martinuzzi, Labin, Istria (Composition / Found Objects)


Evi Vine Band (at Cambridge Secret Garden Festival)

--Guitar / Soundscape


Devotion

--Violin / Sounds


-2002-Present-


Gobsausage

--With London fashion label Charles of London. Recent performances include;

Glastonbury Festival (2004 & 2005)

Club 8 Amsterdam (Holland)

Théâtre Aghja, Ajaccio (Corsica)

Zoobar, Rome (Italy)    

Tracks are currently licensed to Channel4 Television and Boosey & Hawkes Publishing, also available through iTunes Music Store and DaDaDisc Berlin.


-2003-2005-


Ten Minutes With My Dad (Rough Trade Records / Label Catastrophic)


-2004(pre-production)-

Noblesse Oblige (Horseglue Records)


-1998-2003-


Lisa Skarell / Roosterfish / ARMukai


-1997-


La-la -  (with The Tiger Lillies)


-1993-1996-


Machine Intelligence project

--With poet Tim Turnbull





As Sound Designer


-2001-


Dolly (by Maria Bergman) at Royal College of Surgeons

Edinburgh Fringe Festival




As Multimedia Artist / Performer


-1995-1997-


Malcolm Poynter / H.P.R.C.

(sound design / generation, video, stage performance)



As Writer


-2007-


GAGARIN+

--Multimedia Thertre Script


-2005-(work in progress)-


The Cutthroats

--Multimedia Theatre Script


-2003-


Gobsausage ‘Spray Girl Calling’ (dir.Benjamin Allen)

--Music Video




Graphics


-The Gobsausage Website

-SLASK art / music event publicity material



As Actor (excerpts)


-2008-

They're Worth It Too (dir.Uzi Weil / Maagarot Production Tel Aviv)  (CENSORED)

The Grudge III (dir.Toby Wilkins / G3 Productions LLC)


-2007-

Night Train (dir. Brian King / Film Tiger / Rifkin Eberts LLC)


-2004-2005-

Nathan Barley (Chris Morris / Talkback Thames)


-2000-

The Monkey King (Peter Mcdonald / Hallmark Entertainment)


-1999-

The Criminal (Julian Simpson)





TAKATSUNA MUKAI

Taka performed at -

Artcore International 14