Yoko Miura, Jean-Michel Van Schouwbuirg
Jean Michel Van Schouwburg
Jean Michel Van Schouwburg is an improvising singer from Belgium. He has developed voice/mouth/throat music and sound techniques since the nineties. In his work he uses throat singing, overtones, yodels, mouth sounds, falsettos, multiphonics and invented languages.
He has worked with flutist Adelheid Sieuw, guitar player John Russell, saxist Gianni Mimmo, composer Dario Palermo, trombonist Paul Hubweber, pianist Marjolaine Charbin, percussionist Sabu Toyozumi, Nils Gerold & Mano Kinze, Pascal Marzan, Kostas Tatsakis, Marco Loprieno, Inaudible collective and many others.
Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Yoko took classical piano lessons between the ages of 5 and 18, having heard and been inspired by Jazz and Classical music (for example, the music of Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy Paul Bley, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiko Togashi, Barbara), Yoko took classes taught by Masahiko Sato, Takashi Kako and attended a workshop by Takehisa Kosugi. She later took lessons from Yoshio Suzuki and classes by Naruyoshi Kikuchi at Eiga Bigakko. Artists Yoko has played with include
Noribumi Uchida, Nakao, Osamu Kuroda, Isao Makino, Ryouichi Saito, Jyunzo Tateiwa, SACHI-A, Chintai jinkaku, Noribumi Uchida, Paed Conca, Hans Koch, Margrit Rieben, Yuichi Kishino, Steve Beresford, Didier Lasserre, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Raymond MacDonald and John Russell.
Yoko has also performed solo at Mopomoso free improvisation Festival in London and Tout-Petite cinema animation festival “ Tout-Petite cinema” at” Form d’Image” in Forum des Hall in Paris.