This three years project is managed by Yuji Itoh(composer), Satoko Inoue(pianist), Susumu Syono(musicologist) and Yaeko Kurosaki(director of Ryogoku-Monten Hall.)

   In Japan, there are very few halls in where the pianist can play – for example – John Cage’s “Sonata and Interlude” with its preparation without refusing by the hall (piano) manager.

In such a situation, Yaeko Kurosaki who is the director of Ryogoku-Monten Hall, a rare hall that the pianist can play with extended piano technics including “preparation” through the long years ’contribution by the pianist Satoko Inoue, gathered above 3 members and started this three years project supported by Arts Council Tokyo.

   Co-operating by the composer, pianist, musicologist and the hall director, we’ll try to researching the situation of the hall in Japan, researching the musical works with extended piano technics for making its archive, making the workshop series for understanding the extended piano technics, making symposium and finally we’ll try to make the new protocol around the performance of extended piano technics and managing the piano, that can be shared by all the person in musical scene.

   In this project, “nothing but music”(Yuji Itoh and Satoko Inoue) is mainly in charge of the workshop series.

Experiments of piano music 

for handing down to the future 

Workshop, Concerts, Symposium 2018 - 2020


Season One

Workshop Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019 

#0 Opening event

#1 Piano, listening, possibilities 

#2 The Pionner

Henry Cowell

#3 John Cage

Preparation 1

#4 John Cage

Preparation 2

& other Extended Piano Technics 

#5 Another pioneer

in the case of

George Crumb

#6 Concert by the Students

Season Two

Workshop Apr. 2018 - Sep. 2019 

#1 Grafic Notations for the Extended Piano Technics

#2 Preparation


#4 Performance Art

with the Extended Piano Technics

#5 The Concert

by the students

on Two Pianos

#6 Ryogoku Art Festival Spin - off

#3 Preparation


The Perilous Nignt 

Season Three

Workshop Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020 

#1 Another way - Ebow, Music box, Vibration motor etc.