2015 / Getty to bring an extraordinary all-female music project from Japan in conjunction with Japanese photo exhibition, Dec. 5


OOIOO – Gamel (Full Album) 2014


OOIOO – Atatawa – 2012.12.22@ Kyoto Kawamura Noh Stage


The J. Paul Getty Museum presents OOIOO, part of the Gordon Getty Concert Series

A Celebration of Artistically Adventurous Women at the Getty Center

On Saturday, December 5, the J. Paul Getty Museum brings the powerful and joyous energy of Japan’s OOIOO to the Getty Center for a rare U.S. performance.

The concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography, which celebrates recent work by women photographers who rose to prominence in Japan in the 1990s and who have defied preconceptions.

Like these female photographers, OOIOO rattles the boundaries around tradition, artistic expression, and pop culture.

OOIOO (pronounced “oh-oh-eye-oh-oh”) is an extraordinary all-female music project based in Japan, led by the compellingly radical Yoshimi, a founding member of pioneering noise rock band Boredoms.

Since 1997, OOIOO has produced seven full-length albums that have consistently subverted expectations and warped perceptions of what constitutes pop and experimental music. OOIOO is a definitive example of artistically adventurous women working in music today.

OOIOO has created a musical language combining instruments traditional to rock, as well as to indigenous music, with a particular emphasis on primordial rhythm and chanting, and pushing those sounds into an entirely new and exhilarating dimension.

OOIOO’s unique sense of tribalism feels both ancient and radically modern–universal, yet uniquely their own. Across the past two decades OOIOO has earned widespread critical acclaim, making them a platform for Yoshimi and her collaborators to cultivate their wonderfully addicting take on experimental rock.

The performance by OOIOO is part of the Gordon Getty Concerts series featuring world-class musicians in performances that complement exhibitions at the Getty Center.

Getty Gordon Concert: OOIOO will be presented Saturday, December 5, at 7:30pm at the Getty Center in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Tickets are $20; advance ticket required. Call (310) 440-7300 or reserve online.