Marginal Consort is a Japanese collective improvisation group founded by members of East Bionic Symphonia, an outfit assembled from students of Fluxus artist Takehisa Kosugi’s class at the radical Bigaku School of Aesthetics in Tokyo in the 1970s. Current participants are former Taj-Mahal Traveller Kazuo Imai, engineer Kei Shii, artist and Gap member Masami Tada, and musician Tomonao Koshikawa. Their records together have been released by P.S.F. and PAN.
This performance has been organized in collaboration with PuSh Festival in Vancouver, B.C. and On the Boards in Seattle, Washington. Support for this project is provided by the Oregon Arts Commission, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan Foundation.