Rick Potts is having a solo art exhibition and will play some concerts in Japan this November.
In Tokyo, on November 4th, Rick will play with Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz) at Super Deluxe.
A custom limited edition CD-R by Tori Kudo and Rick Potts titled “Ka-Bella-Binsky-Bungo” (AKA “How Beautiful the Choreographer’s Stew”) was released this July by dependent direct sales (dds) in Tokyo. Each copy is different with special surprises inside and one of five different drawings by Rick on the disc. It was recorded at Rick’s house when Maher Shalal Hash Baz visited LA in 2003 and were his guests. The duo album seems to have been almost sold out but there are plans for a US version to be released some time in the future. This release prompted the invitation for Rick to visit Japan and perform with Tori Kudo at Super-Deluxe. The show will be recorded and plans are to release this as well.
FUKUGAN GALLERY co-sponsored the trip with Super-Deluxe by booking a solo art exhibition and performances in Osaka.
His paintings and drawings will be exhibited at FUKUGAN GALLERY in Osaka and the show runs from November 5th and lasts until the 19th.
At the opening reception on Nov. 5th there will be a presentation conducted by Takuya Sakaguchi, a long-time supporter of the LAFMS, entitled "Slow... Life Avant-Garde - the Wonderland of Rick Potts". Tak will deliver a slide-show presentation introducing Rick and the LAFMS.Rick will demonstrate his homemade and reconfigured musical instruments. Special guest guitarist Reizen will perform and Rick Potts related videos will also be screened.
This program has been organized as a benefit with fifty percent of the proceeds donated to people suffering from the tsumani and earthquake that devastated a large area of Japan.
A show collaborating with Osaka noise creators is being organized. This noise session is scheduled for November 11th in Osaka (venue TBD). Master noise veterans Jojo Hiroshige and Masahiko Ohno (Solmania) will collaborate with Rick along with Kazuya Ishigami (aka Daruin).