Spring Edition 春会期

2023.4.15 - 5.14 In kyoto city 京都市内

The Spring edition of KYOTOPHONIE bring people together to experience music not commonly available ‘live’ in Japan. In many cases they will perform in formats crafted especially for the Kyoto audience and venues ― some developing premier pieces to be shown first in KYOTOPHONIE and only accessed by a Kyoto audience.

Locations include temples dating back to the Muromachi period, modern spaces, immaculate gardens, and iconic Kyoto Clubs.


Nø Førmat! is an independent record label based in Paris founded in 2004 by Laurent Bizot, joined in 2007 by Thibaut Mullings.
The label seeks to invest in original musical projects, be them instrumental or vocal, and has built up a catalogue of 57 works since its inception. Among them, the duets between artists with a traditional west African musical background and artists more familiar with western traditions (Chamber Music by Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal), but also albums by singer-songwriters (Chocolate Genius, Inc., Mélissa Laveaux or Solo Piano by Chilly Gonzales to name a few. In 2016, Nø Førmat! was recognized as one of Europe’s most inspiring young label and was selected by IMPALA and The Independent Echo for the FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN campaign.





Autumn Edition

2023.10.7 - 10.9

In Amanohashidate

KYOTOPHONIE’s Autumn edition will be held over a long weekend on one of Japan’s most iconic landscape, and that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture. Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate Sandbar (a bridge to heaven) is one of Japan’s three most scenic views. Join us for the first event of its kind in this amazing National Park.