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Antony’s Obituary for Kazuo Ohno, Founder of Japanese Butoh Dance

SC194fullKazuo Ohno, a founder of Japanese modern dance, passed away last week on June 1. You might recognize this image of Ohno during a 1977 performance as the cover of Antony & the Johnsons’ 2009 album The Crying Light. Below is an obituary for Ohno written by Antony which appeared in the London newspaper The Guardian yesterday.

Kazuo Ohno, who has died aged 103, was one of the pioneers of butoh,┬áJapan’s striking contribution to contemporary dance. Butoh, which incorporated elements of existentialism, surrealism, German expressionism, kabuki theatre and eastern spiritual thought, was a reaction in part to the horrors of the second world war.

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LONPAUL ELLRICH, May You Rest In Peace

We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, LonPaul Ellrich last week in the early hours of Wednesday May 7th. LP was first introduced to us in the late ’90s as a core member of Marmoset and through the years he produced and played on many Secretly Canadian projects. Though most knew him as an amazingly subtle and musical drummer, LP was very much a swiss army knife. He could sing, play guitar, break out a fucked up keyboard part, it didn’t matter…his primary instrument was his sheer taste in music and unending – sometimes to a fault – need to realize what he was hearing in his brain.

LonPaul, you’re brutally honest, totally endearing, and always inspiring, we’ll miss you.

Services will be Wednesday May 14 at Crown Hill Funeral Home in Indianapolis.
Calling at 5:30pm with the Memorial Service immediately following at 6:30pm.

Share memories here:
http://www.musicalfamilytree.net/group/lonpaulmemories

Hear a rare glimpse of LP singing on “Peace In The Valley” from Marmoset’s Today Its You album:
http://scjag.com/mp3/sc/peaceinthevalley.mp3

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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