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Music // Coming up // Jazz at the Poly: Ayatori
15 July

Jazz at the Poly: Ayatori

Ayatori, which means ‘cats cradle’ in Japanese, is a mixed media project developed remotely between the UK and Japan with composer and saxophonist Ed Jones, renowned international photographer Yuriko Takagi, digital interfaces with Dr Matthew Yee-King and curated by En Rapport. 

Ayatori at The Poly combines composed and improvised sound, photography, and film, with unique AI technology.  


Yuriko Takagi - photo/video -

Born in Tokyo, Takagi studied graphic design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and fashion design at Trent Polytechnic in England. She began her career as a freelance designer in Europe and  started taking photographic portraits as she journeyed throughout Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, focusing on “human existence” —- an unique perspective involving fashion and the body. Recently Yuriko has been the lead photographer for the Christian Dior 50th year celebration exhibition and book 

Ed Jones - sax, composition -

An award winning Uk jazz saxophonist/composer who has been based in London for over 25 years. He works in the UK and internationally with a wide range of his own projects and collaborations.

Dr Matthew Yee-King - drums, digital interface and sound 

Matthew Yee-King (DPhil, MSc, BSc) is an academic in the department of computing, Goldsmiths, University of London. He has carried out research into audio analysis and creative applications of machine learning, including a series of commissioned musical AI systems that have performed alongside human musicians on BBC national radio and at venues such as the Wellcome Collection.

Keith Michael - drums  

Keith is currator and director of En-Rapport and an accomplished Jazz drummer who performs internationally with numerous projects and line ups. He has appeared on the Poly stage many times and returns for this special multi media experiance.

En Rapport -

With a keen interest in the use of improvisation as a key element in the interaction between musicians and artists from diverse artistic mediums and cultural backgrounds, En Rapport creates opportunities for artistic and cultural exchange.  

Based in Cornwall, southwest England, and with strong ties in Japan, En Rapport is active in these diverse and distant parts of the world.  Coming out of lockdown En Rapport is rebuilding and reshaping projects put on hold during this period. 



Saturday 15th July 8.00pm

Price: £14/£10/£8

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.



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