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Kira Kira (Japan/Aus/NZ)

  • Backbeat Bar 100 Karangahape Road Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Kira Kira (Japan/Aus/NZ)

Explosive and beautiful. Kira Kira features internationally acclaimed Japanese improvisers and composers Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, and Australian keyboard player composer, Alister Spence. Their work is a suite in four parts that mixes piano and trumpet with electronics and drums.


Satoko Fujii – piano 
Natsuki Tamura – trumpet 
Alister Spence – Fender Rhodes electric piano, preparations and effects 
With special guest
Chris O’Connor – drum kit

‘Kira Kira weights layer upon layer of sound until it approaches a breaking point that never quite materializes. Instead, the music finds its way to someplace near perpetuity and how it gets there is never obvious. It’s awe-inspiring music.’
— 4 ½ stars, Karl Ackermann,


$25 General Admission
$20 CJC Members
$15 Students
$10 CJC Student Members

Cash-only door sales unless sold-out prior

Presale tickets available from Eventfinda until 5pm on day.

Earlier Event: 14 November
Lauren Nottingham Quartet (Wgtn)
Later Event: 22 November
CJC Special: Vivian Sessoms LIFE (USA)