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Kuroda Kyoko

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Pianist Kuroda Kyoko was created in Tokyo and began performing piano as a kid, learning classical music until she was 17. During university, she became thinking about traditional Japanese theatre and performed Noh music, an application that continuing to impact her. In 1982, Kyoko started playing jazz, beneath the teaching of Aki Takase, with whom she examined for just two years. By the end of this period, she started functioning skillfully, and by 1986, acquired formed her very own quartet, BAHR, which continued to be together for the year-and-a-half. From nov 1987 until 1990, Kyoko aimed ORT, a musical workshop with individuals such as for example turntablist Otomo Yoshihide, and a visitor functionality by Kazutoki Umezu at ORT’s last concert (Kyoko participated in Umezu’s Oshigoto task the following calendar year). ORT acquired a live, self-titled 1988 cassette documenting, in addition to 1990 studio record, Brecht a la Machine. By enough time ORT dissolved, Kyoko acquired begun performing single, with Akira Sakata’s music group Mitochondria with Sachi Hayasaka’s music group Stir Up, which includes worked with music artists including Ned Rothenberg. Kyoko proved helpful and documented in these configurations, and toured Germany double with Mix Up, showing up at songs venues and celebrations like the Moers New Jazz Festival. Still an associate of Mix Up, Kyoko started leading her very own trio in 1993. She also caused Tetsu Saitoh, Tenko, and vocalist Koichi Makigami through the early ’90s. The middle-’90s discovered her working once again with Otomo Yoshihide on several tasks, including improvised accompaniment to silent films, and performing on the documenting of Yoshihide and Australian experimental violinist Jon Rose. In 1995, she performed as musician and prompter in John Zorn’s Cobra. With the ’90s, Kyoko was also mixed up in Trunk Movie theater group, as both music movie director and musician.

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1 Haruka is widely knows for performing the voice of Noodle, the Japanese guitarist in Gorillaz-the cartoon band created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. She performed on all the Phase One tour as "Noodle". She did the Noodle live chatter at all the dates and, plus the Noodle backing vocals. (it is popular misconception that Miho Hatori performed on the Gorillaz tour). She is also the speaking voice of Noodle. Nobody has spoken live as "Noodle" to date.


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Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Random 11 2015 Yuri Miyamoto
Hebburn 2013 TV Series Midwife
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai 2012 Video Game voice
Foster 2011 Translator
Ideal 2005-2011 TV Series Yasuko
Swinging with the Finkels 2011 Japanese Woman
Total War: Shogun 2 2011 Video Game voice
Buon Giorno Sayonara 2010 Short Kumiko
Just Cause 2 2010 Video Game voice
Mini Ninjas 2009 Video Game voice, as Haruku Karodo
Things Talk 2009 TV Movie TV Remote (voice)
Genji: Days of the Blade 2006 Video Game Minazuru / Mystic / Kuyo (Orochi (Female)) (voice)
Gorillaz: Phase Two - Slowboat to Hades 2006 Video Noodle (voice)
Battalion Wars 2005 Video Game Empress Lei-qo (voice)
Hiroshima 2005 TV Movie documentary Akiko Takakura
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai 2005 Video Game Minazuru, Kuyo, Additional Voices (English version, voice)
Broken News 2005 TV Series Kyoko Ogura - World Money Today
One Minute Past Midnight 2004 Short Girl
The Bill 2002-2004 TV Series Nurse
Grass 2003 TV Series Japanese Tourist
Jonathan Creek 2003 TV Series Presenter
The Incredibly Strange People Show 2002 Video Slithis Girl #1

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Officially Amazing 2013 TV Series Herself - Host (Japan)
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down 2002 Video documentary Noodle (voice)

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