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Swiss Cultural Calendar
Swiss-based bassist and composer Mich Gerber explores all the techniques available to the modern double-bass to achieve his unique sound. The successful jazz player living in Switzerland since 15 years, will perform in trio with Veronika Stalder (vocal, violin, keyboard, percussion) and Andi Pupato (percussion, electronics, vocal) for the first time in Japan.
November 8 – 10 Tsuki Miru Kimi Omou, Tokyo
The Osaka European Film Festival is the major annual European film event in Asia, promoting the shared heritage and variety of European culture through audiovisual creations. This year’s festival includes the Japan premier of the fiction film “Rosie” by Swiss director Marcel Gisler.
October 19 – November 25 Hankyu Umeda Hall, Osaka and other venues
info: The 20th Osaka European Film Festival
Dr. Marcel Junod was a ICRC-delegate who organized and provided medical support for the city of Hiroshima after the atomic explosion. Every year, a classical music concert is organized by the non-profit organization MOCT to commemorate the extraordinary humanitarian achievements of Junod in Japan.
November 29 Aster Plaza, Big Hall, Hiroshima
info: NPO MOCT
The Monteux Jazz Festival (MJF) is one of the world's top jazz events, attracting every year the world's top performers and 250'000 music lovers alongside the Lac Leman. Since 2011, the MJF has a franchise in Kawasaki (MJFJ). Inspired by its original model, it aspires to become a first-rate rallying point for jazz lovers from all over Japan.
November 22 – 30 Musa Kawasaki, Senzoku Music University, Club Citta and other venues, Tokyo
info: Montreux Jazz Festival Japan in Kawasaki 2013
Switzerland-based Krystian Zimerman is one of the finest present-day pianists. Since he won the Chopin Competition in 1975, he has toured extensively and made a number of highly acclaimed recordings. Since 1996 he is teaching piano master classes at the Academy of Music in Basel. The program includes Piano Sonatas from L.v. Beethoven.
November 22 – December 12 Suntory Hall, Tokyo and other venues
info: Japan Arts
March 11th marks a turning point in the life of Swiss travel agent Thomas Köhler. After the Tsunami and the nuclear disaster in Japan he loses all his customers. Faced with this situation, he decides to embark on a walking tour from the north to the south of Japan as act of solidarity to show the beauty of the country. The acclaimed documentary film «Negative: Nothing» depicts Köhler's journey across the country which will change his life and give hope and strength to a nation.