An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage -- Recent News

An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage
Recent News -- 2007

This page has a summary of some recent news. More information on this news is to be found in the appropriate section of this site.
If you want to be on a list that receives an email with these updates when the news comes to me, send me email and I will put you on the list.
Thanks to all who contributed information to this page.  Particular thanks to Alan Cummings.

December 15, 2007
Visuals:   Added photos from recent live performances in Japan.

Visuals:   Images from Haino's performance in Bratislava on October 15, 2007 are available for viewing on the web at, courtesy of Eckhart.

November 15, 2007
New Release:   There is a new compilation video featuring Haino that has been released. The title is Live DVD ATAK Night 3. Here are links to
  • the ATAK site : link
  • link to : link
  • link to youtube clips : link
More information on this release can be found in the discography of this website. Leave a review on the reviews page.

September 30, 2007
Visuals:   Added photos and flyers from recent live performances in Japan.

Links:   There is a new "Haino-approved" Unofficial Keiji Haino Website located here. The site is in Japanese. There are lots of photos.

August 28, 2007
New Release:   The new split LP featuring Keiji Haino and My Cat Is An Alien is released on Opax Records. The title is "Cosmic Debris, Volume III". All volumes feature My Cat Is An Alien. Only Volume III features Haino. See the Collaboration Section of the discography for more details.

June 7, 2007
Sound Installation:   Keiji Haino is part of the sound installation at the The Valkenberg Hermitage (Korsörer Str. 10/II, 10437 Berlin, Deutschland). He won't be present but did provide a recording for the installation. The installation starts Sunday, June 10 and runs through late July. Link at

May 23, 2007
Live Review:   A review of the No Fun Fest 2007 appeared in the New York Times at
A whole bunch of photos appear .
A couple photos appear

May 12, 2007
Request for Help:   This is an email from Bill Arning, LVAC Curator, who needs help getting Haino from NYC to Boston. If you fancy the opportunity for some significant one-on-one time with Haino, please let Bill know.

I am the curator at the MIT List visual arts center and we have a Keiji Haino live film screening with Cameron Jamie next week. Haino is coming into NY for No-Fun and he will come up to do one of their live film evenings here on Thursday the 17th. Unfortunately we thought he could take Amtrak after being picked up at Kennedy, and now we have found out he needs to be picked up at the airport and driven. We do not have it in the budget for a car service up and back and are looking for someone willing to pick Haino up at the airport on the morning of the sixteenth and drive him to Boston. I can put them up for the night of the 16th and 17th, they can attend the performance and return him to NY on the 18th. We can afford $600.00 plus gas. can you please post this somewhere where Haino fans can help, and my contact information is below. Thanks, the last time Haino was scheduled for Boston there was a VISA problem so his fans here would be very sad if this were to fall through.

Thursday, May 17, 9 PM, Bartos Theatre
Screening of JO with live sound score by Keiji Haino, directed by Cameron Jamie
An evening of new solo work by the internationally recognized Japanese noise artist/composer Keiji Haino includes the Boston premiere of his sound score for Cameron Jamie's most recent film, JO (2004, 42 minutes).
Admission: $12
To purchase and reserve tickets call: 617.253.9477
Tickets are also available at the front desk at the LVAC gallery during regular gallery hours.
For further information please visit or
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 PM, Gallery Talk
Bill Arning, LVAC Curator

April 30, 2007
Live Dates:   Haino has several shows in the U.S. and Canada in late May as part of Kikuri (with Akita Masami (aka Merzbow)) and playing the soundtrack to Cameron Jamie's film JO. See the 2007 Live Dates page for more details.

Discography Addition:   Added a dvd compilation release on the De-Fragment label from 2006 titled Local Poets to the Video section of the discography. If you have additional information, send it to me. Leave a review on the reviews page.

February 19, 2007
Discography Addition:   Added a cassette release on Pinakotheca from 1982 titled Kaii Abe to the Collaborations section of the discography. If you have additional information or a scan of the cover, send it to me. Leave a review on the reviews page.

Discography Addition:   Added a cassette release on 5th Column from 198? titled 10 Minute Improvisation Festival to the Compilations section of the discography. If you have additional information or a scan of the cover, send it to me. Leave a review on the reviews page.

February 10, 2007
Live Dates:   Rumor has it that Haino and Akita Masami (aka Merzbow) will be performing as a duo in NYC, Canada (FIMAV 2007), Cologne and Moers in May, 2007. In the second half of 2004, they performed featuring Akita Masami on electronics and Haino on voice, percussion and electronics at a couple venues in Tokyo. At that time, the duo went by the name Kikuri. If the 2004 shows are any indication, expect cacophonic results. Further details posted when they become available.

Haino is confirmed to be part of the line-up of the "No Fun Fest 2007" to be held in Brooklyn running from May 17-20, 2007. Whether this is separate from the NYC show with Akita Masami is unknown. Merzbow is listed as a participant in the "No Fun Fest 2007".

Haino is performing a live soundtrack to a Musical titled The Whole World Is Watching at the Berliner Festspiele playing nightly from March 21 to 25. More details on these latter two events including links to the festival websites are available on the 2007 Live Dates page of this site.

January 6, 2007
Website:   The news for 2006 has been archived here.


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