The Bonkurasu Brigade

YOKO KANNO SEATBELTS『超時空七夕ソニック』 Concert

Yoko Kanno is known for many anime soundtrack and background productions, and the music she composes are second to none. Well, Kajiura Yuki comes a close second to me. The Final Fantasy Orchestra doesn’t appeal to me, though.

And now, she will be performing together with several artistes and conducting the entire performance. Yoko Kanno will be doing the keyboards and piano segments, too. I wonder if there will be bossa nova version of the songs she composed or something.


Date:July 7th 2009 (Tues)
Entry from 6pm, commencing from 7pm. The concert is scheduled to end by 9.30pm.
Venue:Saitama Super Arena
Tickets: ¥ 7,777(tax in) 

Performing Guests:

From left; May’n, Nakajima Megumi, Origa, Sakamoto Maaya

SEATBELTSシートベルツ are 
bass バカボン鈴木、
guitar 今堀恒雄、
percussion MATARO、
synthesizer manipulation : 坂元俊介
horns シートベルツホーンズ featuring 本田雅人
violin 篠崎正嗣
cello 堀沢正巳
orchestra :ワルシャワ国立フィルハーモニー管弦楽団
conductor, piano, keyboards 菅野よう子

中島愛=ランカ・リー、(Nakajima Megumi = Ranka Lee)
坂本真綾、(Sakamoto Maaya)
ORIGA (ex攻殻機動隊 S.A.C.)、
Scott Matthew (ex攻殻機動隊 S.A.C.)、
Steve Contes (from the Contes, COWBOY BEBOP)
More details here.


6 Comments so far

  1. digitalboy April 16th, 2009 1:43 am

    Oh my god, I would seriously kill someone or sell my organs to see this show! There’s no way I could plan on this short a notice, though, dammit.

  2. Lss April 16th, 2009 7:32 pm

    Sucks to be in the wrong country.
    I would be really happy to see them perform live.

  3. Steve Conte June 5th, 2009 4:43 am

    I will be performing 3-5 songs as well….including a certain duet w/ Ms. Sakamoto…

    See you there, Space Cowboys & Cowgirls!
    Steve Conte

  4. sentinel011 June 5th, 2009 8:58 am


    Wow, thanks for commenting! Hope you’ll enjoy your performance with the rest of the artists!

  5. Angela S June 16th, 2009 1:50 am

    Oh, will the duet be ‘Garden of Everything’? I hope it is, even though I cannot attend this event I could still wonder. X3 I wish I could go! I am a fan of Kanno Yoko and Origa too as well as Steve and Sakamoto Maaya… I bet it will be awesome. :D

  6. Omonomono » Japan 2008 July 2nd, 2009 7:44 am

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