Ayuo around the time he was in the fifth grade (11, I think) playing guitar at a party with Utako on piano. We used to play David Bowie, Beatles songs and some other things. During the 1960s, Ayuo was listening to a lot of The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, and The Who. Ayuo discovered the joys of listening to The Kinks, Genesis, Joni Mitchell, Lou reeed, John Cale, Nico while at middle school. Ayuo first heard Wagner and Ravel as background music for Lindsay Kemp’s production of “Salome” around the time he was 14.
I took photographs of Lindsay Kemp’s Salome in 1975 in New York City.
I was taking photography class at my middle school in Little Red School House.
Some of these photographs were published in Men’s Club magazine in Japan in 1975.
In the 4th staging of the ‘Genome series’, the flamboyant & androgynous David Bowie was highlighted: the last performance (1973) as his stage alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Glam, hard, art rock.
Ayuo Takahashi (vocals, guitar, dance)’ Junzo Tateiwa (drums)’ Makiko Seo (piano, keyboard), Nashaal Naho Baba Barbara (dance), & Takuyuki Moriya (bass) gave powerful performances that included their own creative additions. Wow