【the World Premiere of the Documentary BEING ERIKO】

On the 27th of August, 2015, I was breaking down in tears in a restroom when a benefit concert for Syrian refugees was over (my admirable friend Denis Rivin took a great initiative). 


My face was covered with salty tears, runny nose, non-waterproof mascara and dreadful theater blood after the outrageous performance which made me completely drained. Nothing could look more horrible and miserable than me.


When I went back to a backstage, a gentleman was waiting for me and introduced himself.


“Hi, my name is Jannik Splidsboel and I am a filmmaker. I would like to make a documentary about you”


While my nose kept running, I was totally weirded out and wondering what the heck this handsome (yet a bit crazy) man was talking about. 


“I am Eriko and I look horrible” I answered, still weeping. 


“Yes, you look horrible but I want to make a film about you” said the man repeatedly. It was too surrealistic to be true but that’s exactly how our five years of drama started. 


In summer 2017, the king of cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen aka Mr. impossible and the sound designer Morten Krog Helgesen aka Mr. charming joined then we traveled Denmark, Germany, Poland and my motherland, Japan together. 


After almost five years since my first encounter with Jannik including hysterical laughters, dances, screams, beer, countless dramas, rock’n’rolls, smørrebrød, pierogi, curry Brust, sushi, doughnuts and a lot of warmest hugs, the time is ripe. The Sonntag Pictures documentary “BEING ERIKO” will be world premiere at Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX) on the 21st of March, 2020. More wowing, the documentary is nominated for Nordic Competition Award. 


Me as genuine Eriko, being Eriko is most definitely NOT boring, most definitely NOT monotonous, most definitely NOT easy-peasy but sensationally colorful, adventurous, lunatically discipline, outrageous, hardcore, and full of gratefulness to life with a lot of wonderful gangster friends plus 88 keys 🎹.


Come and see the documentary “BEING ERIKO”. I am probably going bananas to see myself in a big screen but hey, “dare to let music take you out of the box”. 


Last but not least, thank you very much for your huge supports, team the Sonntag Pictures. I sincerely love you. I mean, when I say sincerely, it means I madly love you. 


The Sonntag Pictures documentary “BEING ERIKO”


① World Premiere 21.03 (Sat.) 21:30 at Grand Teatret (followed by a Q&A )


② Second Screening26.03 (Thu.) 13:30 at Cinemateket “CARL”


③ Third Screening 28.03 (Sat.) 15:30 at Cinemateket “ASTA” (followed by a Q&A and mini concert)

p.s. Due to the unexceptional pandemic situation, CPH:DOX 2020 has been set to roll out in a digital version. You can buy tickets online for a link access to watch the film at home safely.

Tickets (available from the 18th of March till the 5th of April for the audience living in Denmark):

https://www.cphdox.dk

Royal Family Version 2.0 by Jacob Stage

Royal family version 2.0 – Didde, Ramona, Thomas & me 

Photo by crazily talented Jacob Stage

牧村英里子 ピアノリサイタル「茜さす」

茜さす 紫野行き 標野(しめの)行き

野守は見ずや 君が袖振る

– 額田女王 (ぬかたのおおきみ) –

古代。我が国に住まった人々は、現代人の我々には想像もできぬほど激情的であった。それは例えば、侮辱を受けるや怒りのあまり憤死したり、また悲恋の末、衰弱死してしまうほどであった。

平均寿命も短かった。ちょっとした風邪でも人は死んだし、衛生環境など無きに等しかった。為政者から激しい使役を課せられ、疲弊して死んだ。父母の使役はその子供たちに受け継がされ、彼らも同じ末路を辿って死んだ。

明日をも知れぬ時代だからこそ、人々は生きた。生き抜いた。その生き方、人生への想いを私たちは万葉集から垣間見ることができる。

1,400年前の先人の在り方を、大和時代のシャーマン的麗人、額田女王の歌を通して、古代と現代に通ずる一本の道を音楽で表現してみようと思う。

【日時】2020年1月22日(水) 19:00開演 (18:30開場)

【場所】兵庫県立芸術文化センター 神戸女学院小ホール

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Photo Reportage of DOVENSKAB/SLOTH/怠惰

Ritual Ⅰ

Torturing the dead (sick)


【AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER】

“Eriko Makimura’s performance last night was an absolute disaster. A disgrace for the world of classical music. She had no respect for her audience in the way she mistreated Beethoven’s masterpiece. She is a self-proclaimed professional pianist whose talent is fading. Makimura does not belong in the music industry and is not worth your time.”

– Rasmus Rasmussen –

【史上最悪の公演】

“昨夜の牧村英里子氏の公演は惨憺きわまるものであった。クラシック音楽界の恥の骨頂。偉大なるベートーヴェンの傑作に対する氏の無知な解釈は観客に対して非礼以外の何ものでもない。いわゆる「自称音楽家」の輩であり、その才能とやらは枯渇してしまっている。牧村氏はもはや音楽界に属すに値せず、観客は彼女の演奏を聴くことに時間を割くべきではない”

– ラスムス・ラスムセン –

Ritual Ⅱ 
The evidence & the death sentence

Ritual Ⅲ

Delusional temporarily mental peacefulness by anti-anxiety chemicals 


Ritual Ⅳ
Intermezzo (Hypnotized in your own pink bubble)

Ritual Ⅴ
Farewell to all addiction which made her a delusional dopy saint. Face to nowness

(lighting design: Sofia Ivarsson)

(photos: Kristina Ahm)

(illustrations: Mathilde Thorup)

Enough is enough. The pianist was here and she was overthrown by an overdose of sloth. The pianist will be reincarnated next year from the womb of another deadly sin.

A sincere thanks to the William Demant / Oticon Foundation for sponsoring this years concert performance: DOVENSKAB/SLOTH/怠惰.

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