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Nobuo KUBOTA (Canada)

Nobuo Kubota (1932, Vancouver, Canada) Ц artist, musician, performer. In 1959 he graduated from the University of Toronto, School of Architecture. He conducted numerous solo exhibitions of sculpture and installations at various galleries in Canada, including The Isaacs Gallery (Toronto), The Owens Gallery (New Brunswick), Workscene Gallery (Toronto), The Saw Gallery (Ottawa), The Kelowna Art Gallery (Kelowna). Since 1964 he has participated in group artistic exhibitions both in Canada and abroad, including the following: New Painters and Sculptors (Toronto, 1966), Canadian Sculpture Exhibition (Stratford, 1968), Ontario Now (Hamilton, 1976), Sound Sculpture (Toronto, 1978), Shikata Ga Nai (Hamilton Ц London Ц Burlington Ц Vancouver, 1987-89), Yellow Peril Reconsidered (Vancouver Ц Winnipeg Ц Toronto Ц Montreal Ц Halifax, 1990), Historia & Storie (Verona, 1994), Libretto Digitalis (Florence, 1997), Broadview (Weimar, 1998), Poesia Intermedia (Rome, 1998), Tribute To Dick Higgins (Budapest, 1999) and others. M. Snow and J. B. Mays, commenting on KubotaТs sound poetry productions, emphasise the obvious influence on them of various world sound practices Ц from Buddhist Chanting, Japanese (Noh drama) and Korean vocal traditions to the European avant-garde music and American jazz improvisation. He participated in a number of international festivals of contemporary art and sound poetry, collective sound-symposiums and concerts, including the ones held in the 1990s: Asian Heritage Festival (Toronto, 1995), Electronic Music Festival (Toronto, 1996), SiaPoesia/YesbePoetry (Bologna, 1997), УbobeobiФ, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1998), Polysonneries Festival (Lyon, 1999), Nothern Lights Festival Boreal (Sudbury, 1999) and others. He contributed to numerous collaborative works and joint performances held with J. Kamevaar, R. Kyooka, M. Snow, P. Dutton, M. Sutherland and many others. Since 1975 till 1990 Kubota performed as a member of the free improvisation group ——ћ— (Toronto), touring about the cities of Canada, USA, Europe and Japan. As a member of the ——ћ— he participated in the festivals: Pro Musica Nova (Bremen, 1978), Festival at La Charteuese (Avignon, 1982), The Holland Festival (Amsterdam, 1985), The Du Maurier Jazz Festival (Toronto, 1990), New Music America (Montreal, 1990). KubotaТs vocal productions have been released in MC, LP and CD-formats: The ArtistsТ Jazz Band (Toronto: The Isaacs Gallery, 1973), CCMC (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1976), CCMC. Vol 2 (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1976), CCMC. Vol 3 (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1977), Larry Dubin and CCMC (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1978), CCMC Free Soap / CCMC. Vol 4 (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1980), CCMC Without A Song (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1980), CCMC 90 (Toronto: Music Gallery, 1990), Musicworks #65 (Toronto: Musicworks, 1996), Carnivocal: An Anthology Of Contemporary Canadian Sound Poetry (Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999) and others. Since 1970 Kubota taught at various educational institutions, such as: New School of Art (1970-73), York University (1972-75), Ontario College of Art & Design (1974-98). He lives and works in Toronto (Canada).



"Quick Facts"
(fragment, on CD-edition: 2'24")

Performed by Nobuo
Kubota (SOCAN).
Recorded in Toronto, 2000.
© 2000 Nobuo Kubota, Toronto.

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Henri CHOPIN
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Fernando AGUIAR
Charles AMIRKHANIAN
Pierre-André ARCAND
Vittore BARONI
Eric BELGIUM
Carla BERTOLA
Isabella BEUMER
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Julien BLAINE
Guy BLEUS
Jaap BLONK
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT & Jean-Luis HOUCHARD
Lars-Gunnar BODIN
Christian BÖK
Jean-François BORY
Dmitry BULATOV
Warren BURT
Philippe CASTELLIN
Cris CHEEK
Henri CHOPIN
Carlfriedrich CLAUS
Wayne CLEMENTS
Bob COBBING
Philip CORNER
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Jacques DONGUY
Jas DUKE
Paul DUTTON
Carlos ESTEVENZ
FТLOOM
Bartolome FERRANDO
Peter FINCH
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Giovanni FONTANA
Jean-Claude GAGNON
Hartmut GEERKEN
Alexander GORNON
Rosa GRAU
Mark GREY
Alex HAMBURGER
Jarl HAMMARBERG
Bernard HEIDSIECK
Ide HINTZE
Lászlo HORTOBÁGYI
JoЄl HUBAUT
Brenda HUTCHINSON
Elise KERMANI
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Richard KOSTELANETZ
Nobuo KUBOTA
Ilmar LAABAN
Werner LAUBSCHER
Jean-Jacques LEBEL
Michael LENTZ
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Jackson MacLOW & Anne TARDOS
Claude MAILLARD
Chris MANN
Richard MARTEL
Steve McCAFFERY
Philadelpho MENEZES
Enzo MINARELLI
Phil MINTON
Massimo MORI
Charlie MORROW
Sainkho NAMTCHYLAK
Rea NIKONOVA
Alistair NOON
Maggie ќТSULLIVAN
Tibor PAPP
Oskar PASTIOR
Serge PEY & Joachim MONTESSUIS
Dmitry PRIGOV
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Miroslaw RAIKOWSKI
Josef Anton RIEDL
Américo RODRIGUES
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Günter & Colette RUCH
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Xavier SABATER
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Elke SCHIPPER
Serge SEGAY
Gary SINGH
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Gabór TÓTH
Liesl UJVARY
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Ania WALWICZ
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Larry WENDT
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