During May 15-19, members of the Kitchen Orchestra performed 5 nights at Superdeluxe - as a sequel to our long-time collaboration with this Tokyo venue and its director Mike Kubeck. Twice, artists from Tokyo have visited Stavanger / Tou Scene and performed with Kitchen musicians (2008 and 2011). In 2011 the composition Pulse by Dag Egil Njaa and John Lilja featured Hiraku Suzuki and Tetsuya Nagato on live visuals.
During our Tokyo residency Pulse was performed again. The other nights we split the band and did different combinations within some of SuperDeluxe's resident clubnight concepts. One of these nights, Nils Henrik Asheim had the pleasure of performing a duo set with Morgan Fisher in his series "Morgan's Organ", on May 17. The trip was supported from mic/Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Japan EU Fest and Stavanger Culture Capital Fund.