MONO
08 September 2017 - 21:00 - Studio
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Door Opening: 21.00

MONO: 22.00

One of the most prominent name in post-rock, Japanese band MONO with their powerful live performance will be at Studio on September 8th!

Mono is a Japanese post-rock band, formed in 1999 in Tokyo. The band consists of Takaakira "Taka" Goto, Hideki "Yoda" Suematsu, Tamaki Kunishi and Yasunori. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship can no longer be sustained by Rock music alone and was praised by British Musical Magazine NME as “This is music for the Gods”. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

The band's style of music is influenced by the genres of experimental rock and shoegazing, as well as by both the classical and contemporary classical periods of classical music, and also by noise and minimalism. Mono's sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom make extensive use of reverb, distortion and delay effects. The band's live performances are noted for their intensity, both in the playing and in the dynamics.

Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 55 countries and proudly holds the stake of being one of the most internationally successful bands in Japan. Among their fans, they are revered as one of the best live bands in Rock.

After releasing 10 successful albums including a live album with New York orchestra, the band received the highly regarded award “The Marshall Hawkins Awards: Best Musical Score - Featurette” from the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for their collaborative short film “Where We Begin” in 2015.

In 2016, the band recorded their 9th album “Requiem For Hell” with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago and was released worldwide on Oct 14, 2016.

 

Studio

Studio, hosting many unforgettable events with its original atmosphere and impressive sound performance, hosts events like theatres, electronic music parties, performances and press conferences with its capacity of 250 (seated) to 750 (standing) people.

Studio, having hosted names such as Oh Sees, Grails, Mono, Fakear, God Is An Astronaut, Moon Duo, John Maus, Polo & Pan, Alice Merton, Hooverphonic, Thylacine and many more became the number one spot for contemporary music in Istanbul. 

Besides, the Lokalize series where distinguished names of the local scene perform, The Royal Opera House and the Bolshoi Ballet Screenings, and various theatre groups take stage on Studio.

Studio, bringing local and foreign bands of different genres and DJs to lovers of music, hosts dynamic and young events with its impressive sound system and striking scene design.

Capacity
Standing 750
Standing (wo/ Balcony) 500
Seated 250