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Music Matters XXXIX - Japanese Noise Rock Group BO NINGEN in Conversation

When:We 24-05-2023 14:30 - 15:30
Where:VERA, Groningen

Music Matters at RUG will continue their artist discussion series in partnership with VERA on May 24 with a public interview with Japanese noise rock group Bo Ningen.

Formed in 2006, the now London-based four piece has consistently negotiated the aesthetics of noise and groove based rock music, collaborating with pioneering musicians such as Faust and Can’s Damo Suzuki. Cultural exchange is a returning motif throughout their music, both in studio and on stage, tying into a long tradition of Japanese popular music. In this dialogue, we will dive into these issues of cross-cultural music making and noise, focusing on how being a Japanese rock group in Europe has affected their approach to music making, their cultural identity, and the perception of their music by both Japanese and Western audiences.

This event takes place at VERA Groningen (Oosterstraat 44, 9711RT) on Wednesday May 24 from 14:30 until 15:30, ahead of Bo Ningen’s performance at the venue that evening.