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SORT VISUAL DESIGN Last Updated 2016-06-27

天雲 信二
Shinji Tenkumo
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得丸 成人
Naruhito Tokumaru [VJ TOKU(SORTVJ)]

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独特の世界観&表現力を持ち、Graphic Design、Photograph、VJと視覚に訴えるヴィジュアルを創りだすクリエイター。
地元香川では、高松唯一のクラブイベント.コーディネイト企業、SPIRAL主催のGAY MIX PARTY「explosion」のレジデントVJとして活躍し、地方のVJシーンを牽引してきた。
活動は日本だけに留まらず、2004年、F1GPマレーシアでのマルボロ主催のパーティ「RED ZONE」を皮切りに、中国、韓国、マレーシア、タイ、シンガポールなどアジア諸国を中心にVJ活動の範囲を拡大。
これまでに、David Morales,Frank Muller,Timo Mass,Fergie,DONALD GLAUDE,ANNE SAVAGE,CHRISTPHER LAWRENCE,KEN ISHII,SHIN NISHIMURA,THE PRODIGY,JungleJerry,K-ZEE,など世界の名立たるアーティストたちと競演する。
2012年4月にリリースされたSHIN NISHIMURA ALBUM ”MASH”に収録されいるEarl’s CourtのMusic Videoや、2012年6月にリリースされたTETSUJI TANAKAのNorthern PointのArtworkを担当した。 今話題の 香川美少女図鑑のデザイン&アートディレクションを担当するなど常に新しいクリエイションを追求している。


SORT VJ BIOGRAPHY

In 1998, TOKU (Naruhito Tokumaru) started the live painting performance art unit “SORT”. The unit was started with TOKU alone, and the performance style was performance art in collaboration with the DJ club sounds.

In 1999, TOKU experienced the collaboration of DJ's with Visual Jockey (VJ) at famous club “Karma” in OSAKA (JPN) which introduced TOKU to the world of visual art and he started his career as VJ at the local clubs in Kagawa (JPN)

In 2000, TEN (Shinji Tenkumo) joined SORT. TOKU and TEN started to perform at different local club parties, No-boundaries in genre, to popularize “VJ” in Kagawa.

In 2002, The VJ Unit SORT was chosen to be a resident VJ for “EXPLOSION” at the local club “MIKAYLA” in Sun-port Takamatsu, Kagawa.
They were also invited to perform at the larger scale parties such as, “Asakura Super Hair Show 2002” sponsored by Asakura hair salon, at Takamatsu City Convention Hall, and “Sorashido Open Air Party” sponsored by ZIMA at Shido Theatron, in Kagawa.

In 2003, EJ (Eiji Kawada) joined the SORT.
This year, they performed overseas gig with “David Morales” at Club “NOUVO” sponsored by Salem, in K.L. Malaysia.

In March of 2004, SORT performed at F1 week party “RED ZONE” sponsored by FERRARI and MARLBOLO at KL Tower in Malaysia. It was the first time for Japanese VJ to join the “RED ZONE” party, and SORT visual performance was recognized and got applause at the party.

In April of 2004, they performed at “EXIT 2 ASIA” in Seoul club party week, Korea.

In July of 2004, SORT performed at “Asakura Hair Salon Beijing Opening Party” in LOFT, Beijing.

In October of 2004, they performed as a main VJ at “RED ZONE” for the MOTOGP party, which draws more than 13,000 people, sponsored by MARLBOLO in Sepang Circuit, Malaysia.
For this trip, Miyuki had joined SORT as a translator and an assistant to support overseas projects for the unit.


The year of 2005, SORT was invited to perform at "F1 PIT PARTY” and performed with “The PRODIGY (UK)” at KL Tower, Malaysia in March. SORT also performed at “VIBES” at Suntec City Convention Center for Pro Audio Lighting Association in Singapore in July, and “NATION V” at the Karon Stadium and the Karon Plaza Ballroom in Phuket, Thailand in Nov.

In 2006, SORT performed at "HOTLINK GERMANY'06 KICK-OFF Party at Malacca, Malaysia in June.

In 2007, SORT performed at "SEVEN VENUS Hair Show, Asakura Stage, at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand in Nov., and at "MIDZONE COUNTDOWN PARTY" at Mid Valley City, Malaysia in Dec. as a special guest VJ.

In 2008, SORT performed in Powerhouse at St James Power Station, Singapore, weekend parties with different genre, Hard House to Trance, R&B, and Hip-Hop.

In 2009-2012, SORT VJ TOKU started to perform for X’mas and New Year parties guest VJ at St James Power Station, Singapore.

In 2012, SORT VJ TOKU has done some PV art works for “Northern Point” by DJ Testuji Tanaka & Nave, and for “Earl’s Court” by DJ Shin Nishimura.

At the same time, SORT VJ TOKU, performed at different parties and events such as “Myojyowaraku” in Fukuoka, “SETO 4 BEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Kagawa, and other parties throughout Japan.


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The unit name was originally from the word “ASSORT” and then shorten to “SORT”. As it shows on SORT LOGO, “Love Visual, Love Sound, Love Infinity”, SORT wants to be the versatile performers who will transcend any cultural, racial, or sexual boundaries to express one’s art form in every way possible.

SORT always seeks for their own ways to express their artistic and intuitive visual world that has helped them become experienced high skilled VJ performers.

Usually SORT will perform as a group with VJ TOKU and other members plus an assistant for local performance, VJ TOKU and an assistant for the overseas gigs. Yet, the numbers of performer can vary for each party…the unit could be a single, double or triple performers, also like to collaborate with other VJ’s, Laser's and other visual artists.

SORT work style is to make a showcase for the VJ, and to use their original visual materials which are made from video taped materials, the original graphic art materials created with Motiondive 3, and the 3D image materials.

Their ambition also led them to explore the cutting edge of technology and to include the usage of the latest equipment such as DVD players, i-phone, i-pad, Roland Edirol V8 Mixer and Numark DVJs, and Pioneer DVJ 1000 to get the best result for the performance.
It’s their policy to create new materials for each parties which arrow them to brush up their skills and to have more than enough materials to create the tireless mixed visual scheme.

Since the year of 2002 until now, they have performed at oversea gigs with many DJs and Live Acts in different genre.

*The list of some of the DJs SORT has performed with:
“David Morales”, “Frank Muller”, “Jungle Jelly”, “Groovedocoter”, “Daniel Yeo”, “DESIRE”, “DAL palan”, “Timo Mass”, “Fergie”, “Ashley Caselle”,
“The SCUMFROG”, “DONALD GLAUDE”, “ANNE SAVAGE”, “CHRISTPHER LAWRENCE”, “BEN KATANA”, “EUGENE”, “ROXY”, “GOLD FISH”, “T-BONE”, “Hallucinogen”, “Raja Ram”, “TAKKYU ISHINO”, “EMMA”, “GTS”, “YUKIHIRO FUKUTOMI”, “IZURU UTUMI”, “TSUYOSHI”, “MONOBE”, “SHINKAWA”, “CO-3”, “TEI TOWA”, “DISCO TWINS”, “KEN ISHII”, "K90", "KAI TRACID", THRILLSEEKERS", "BK", "GEORGE LEONG", "WEE LIKE ME", "KATE MONROE", "MANNY LEHMAN", "DAVID S", “Kzee”, “Shin Nishimura”, “Taku Takahashi(m-flo)”, “Kentaro Takizawa”, “LENSMAN”, “SONKITE aka MINILOGUE”


*The list for live acts:
“SOFT”, “LISA”, “MELODY SEXTONE”, “MANAKA”, “SAIGENJI”, “ASA FESTOON”, “THE PRODIGY”


Full list of Performance by SORT VJ's

JAPAN
Year 1999-2002 Live paint (TOKU) @ KARMA / OSAKA, METRO / KYOTO

Year 2002 Aug. Sorashido Open Air Party @ Shido Theatron / KAGAWA
Year 2002 Sep. Yukihiro Fukutomi @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2002 Nov. SOFT @ Punchi Hall / KAGAWA
Year 2002 Dec. EXPLOSION @ MIKAYLA / KAGAWA

Year 2003 Aug. Sorashido Open Air Party @ Shido Theatron / KAGAWA with Frank Muller (Berlin), Jungle Jerry(Malaysia), and DALPALAN (Korea)
Year 2003 Sep. EMMA HOUSE 09 @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2003 Oct. DJ-SHINKAWA @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2003 Nov. iwai @ Vijon / OSAKA
Year 2003 Nov. Explosion @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2003 Nov. MOMENTS OF PARADISE @ UNDER GROUND / TOKUSHIMA
Year 2003 Dec. DJ-GTS @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2003 Dec. Explosion @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA

Year 2004 Sep. Link of Asia in KYOTO @ KYOTO METRO / KYOTO
Year 2004 Oct. ART IMAGE EXPO 2004 @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA with mflo-RISA, DJ-GTS
Year 2004 Dec. Explosion ver. 12 @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA

Year 2005 Feb. Explosion ver. 13 –Graphic Edition- @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 Mar. MOMENTS OF PARADISE @ P-PARADISE / TOKUSHIMA
Year 2005 Apr. DISCO TWINS @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 May. NEW MAPS OF HYPER SPACE @ ZEPP / OSAKA with Hallusinogen, RAJA RAM
Year 2005 Jul. PINK HOUSE X @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 Jul. MONDO GROSSO @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 Sep. KEN ISHI @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 Sep. Explosion ver. 15 @ MIKAYLA /KAGAWA
Year 2005 Oct. CLUB BEDROOM @ KOCHI
Year 2005 Dec. Explosion ver.17 @ DIME /KAGAWA

Year 2006 Apr. Explosion ver.18 @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2006 Jul. Magicpotion @ Cafe K'smuse /KAGAWA
Year 2006 Aug. SPIRAL CODE -9th.cord-GTS Rhythm Paradise Tour 2006 @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2006 Oct. Explosion.ver.19 -Halloween Fetish 2006 @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2006 Dec. Explosion.ver.20 @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2006 Dec. New Year Count Down party @ Cafe K's muse /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Jan. K's Final Countdown 05-00 @ Cafe K's muse
Year 2007 Feb. SPIRAL CODE -15th.cord-KEN ISHII SUNRISER RELEASE TOUR 2007 @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Mar. Return to the Groove @ JAMMINGWAY'S CAFE /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Apr. M.O.P presents- SPRING - @ ClubUuderground/ TOKUSHIMA
Year 2007 Apr. TJ Kagawa 3rd centennial anniversary party "Scene" @ PUNCH HALL /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Jul. Cycle2007 RAVE PARTY @ Mt. TSURUGI Sky Park /TOKUSHIMA
Year 2007 Aug. SORT Presents "Ambient Camp" @ Kimbuchi Park /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Sep. "ART SPIDER" NORITO NISHIMURA(Live Painter) YOSUKE YAMASHITA(Jazz Pianist) SHONOSUKE OKURA(Japanese traditional drum) PIRAMI(cello) KETZ (Dancer)TOSHIO MATSUURA(DJ) TOKU/SortVJ's(VJ)
Year 2007 Oct. SPIRAL CODE -22nd.cord-GTS×Ryohei@ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2007 Oct. Explosion.ver.23 -Halloween Fetish 2007 @ NUDE /KAGAWA


Year 2008 Jan. ASAKURA HAIR SHOW "BIRTH" @ PUNCH HALL /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Feb. SPIRALCODE -25th.cord-DAISHI DANCE "MELODIES MELODIES" RELEASE PARTY@ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Apr. ASAKURA HAIR SHOW "HAYATO YANO HAIR SHOW" @ PUNCH HALL /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Apr. Explosion.ver.25 -The 6th anniversary-@ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Apr. Freaks vol.16 LIVE Dachambo@ PUNCH HALL /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Jul. Cura 2008 COLLECTION FASHION SHOW CASE @ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Oct. Explosion.ver.26-Halloween Fetish 2008-@ NUDE /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Nov. Freaks vol.21 Dachambo&YAOAO 2DAY'S@ KITAHAMA NY GALLARY /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Dec. REMIX.store & Shoo Bee Doo Christmas Party @DELTAMARKET /KAGAWA
Year 2008 Dec. Explosion.ver.27-OTOKOMATSURI 2008-@ NUDE /KAGAWA

Year 2009 Feb. Petit@RIZING /KAGAWA

Year 2010 Jul. G-SHOCK “SHOCK THE WORLD TOUR 2010” in Takamatsu @ NUDE/KAGAWA

Year 2011 Nov. Guest VJ for “Myojyowaraku” (http://fukuoka-now.com/event/myojyowaraku/) in FUKUOKA

Year 2012 May. SETOUCHI 4 BEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL (http://www.seto4fes.com/) main VJ for “SON KITE aka MINILOGUE” @ Sanuki-shi music outside Theatron

Year 2012 May. VJ TOKU did Movie & Art work for DJ Shin Nishimura “Earl’s Court” from Shin’s new album “MASH” (fountain-music.com/wordpress/)

Year 2012 Jul. VJ TOKU & EJ did Movie & Art work for DJ Tetsuji Tanaka & NAVE “Northern Point (Fragrance Records.)”

The link below is the fastest way to know SORT VJ TOKU’s latest work.

http://vimeo.com/user882835



AWARDS
Year 2006 Demo reel and UP on web site at GAVJ (Global Audio Visual Japan) www. audiovisual.jp

Year 2007 Mar. 22, Esquire Digital Photograph Awards '06-'07, Pictorico Award

Year 2009 Jan. 14, VJ Vault & VJ Loops Contest 2nd place, http://vjforums.com/showthread.php?t=26973
Year 2011 Nov. 22, His contribute movie “cristal skull” was chosen & showed at the POWER of VISUAL’s contribute style event “process to the world” @ ageha,, TOKYO, Japan


OVERSEAS PERFORMANCE

Year 2002 Mar. David Morales @ NUOVO / MALAYSIA

Year 2004 Mar. RED ZONE @ KL TOWER / MALAYSIA
Year 2004 Apr. Link of Asia in KOREA @ Korea cargo / KOREA with Jungle Jerry (Malaysia), DALPALAN (Korea)
Year 2004 Apr. EXT TO ASIA @ KOREA JOKER RED / KOREA with Jungle Jerry (Malaysia), Tack-hot (Japan)
Year 2004 Jul. ASAKURA OPENING PARTY @ LOFT / BEIJING as Lounge DJ & VJ TOKU
Year 2004 Oct. RED ZONE @ SEPANG GOKART CIRCUIT / MALAYSIA

Year 2005 Jul. VIBES for Pro Audio Lighting Association (PALA) @ SUNTEC CONVENTION CENTER / SINGAPORE collaborated with Oracle Lasers
Year 2005 Nov. Nation V @ Karon Stadium & Karon Plaza Ballroom / Phuket

Year 2006 Jun. 4, GERMANY '06 KICK-OFF PARTY @ Malacca, Malaysia

Year 2007 Nov. 13, SEVEN VENNUS Hair Show, Asakura Stage, @SIAM PARAGON in Bangkok, Thailand
Year 2007 Dec. 31-2008 Jan1, MIDZONE COUNTDOWN PARTY @ Mid Valley City, Malaysia

Year 2008 Oct. 11-13, Weekend party (3nights:Hip-Hop, House, R&B) @ Powerhouse, St James Power Station, Singapore

Year 2009 Feb. Won 2nd place at VJ Vault & VJ Loops Contest II, showed on VJ FORUMS "http://vjforums.com/showthread.php?t=26973"

Year 2009 May. Weekend party (3nights:Hip-Hop, House, R&B) @ Powerhouse, St James Power Station, Singapore, and SORT VJ TOKU was introduced on local News Paper.

Year 2009 and 2010, X’mas and New Year count down party at St James Power Station, Singapore.




1994   高松工芸高校デザイン科卒業
1996   高知職業能力開発短期大学産業デザイン科卒業
1998   営業マンとして社会に出るが不毛なお得意様営業に飽きて退社する。あるオヤジ美容師と異業種unitを作ろうという話になり、「ASSORT」と名付けるが、大きな動きは無く消滅する。
1999  退社後デジタル写真のレタッチを中心にデザイナーとして活動を始める。大阪にてライブペインターとしてデビュー。そして、VJと出会う。再び「ASSORT」という名前でVJ活動しようとするが、名前が長く感じたので短くしたくなり「Sort」と名前を改める。
2000   VJとして活動開始。
2001   ヒューマンアカデミーでグラフィックデザインの講師を開始。
2002   VJとして海外に渡る。マレーシアで日本人として初めてVJをクラブで披露。
2003   マレーシアのクラブNOUVOにてSalem主催のパーティでジャミロクワイ、ビョークなどの楽曲のリミキサーとして有名なデビットモラレスのDJプレイのサポートでVJをする。
2004   マルボロ主催のF1パーティでVJをする。このときの会場はマレーシアKLタワー。日本人では初の参加。
同年 10月マレーシアセパンサーキットでmotoGPのパーティでVJを担当3000人を動員する。
2005 ルノーのパーティでKLタワーの袂でVJ。プロディジーと同じステージに立つ。
同年 7月シンガポールで開催されたPALA(国際映像機材ショー)でVJを担当。
同年  9月高松工芸デザイン科にて外部講師を務める。
同年 11月タイのプーケット島で開催されたエイズチャリティのパーティNationVにメインVJとして参加。
2006 本島笠島地区アートプロジェクトに映像と写真で参加。
2006 6月 マレーシアマラッカの屋外イベントに参加
2007 3月 Esquire Japan Digital Photograph Awardで「記憶のカエル」が「Pictorico Award」を受賞。
2007-2008 Countdown Event「Mid Zone」マレーシア、クアラルンプールのミッドバレーシティ(屋外)の特設会場で開催されたパーティでVJを担当。地元紙でSortVJ(from KAGAWA JAPAN)と紹介される。
2009 5月 シンガポールのSt.James Power Stationにて日本人VJとして活動を開始。地元紙で紹介される。
2009-2010 St.James Power Stationのクリスマスパーティ、Countdown、NEW YEAR EVENTに参加。
2010 2月 株式会社 Sort INGRAPHICのGroupに入る。
2010 7月 G-SHOCK "SHOCK THE WORLD TOUR 2010" in TAKAMATSUにメインVJとして参加
2010-2011 St.James Power Stationにて開催されるCountdown、NEW YEAR EVENTに参加
2011 11月 福岡で開催された「明星和楽」にVJとしてゲスト出演。
2011 11月 ageHaで開催されたPOWER of VISUAL にて投稿参加型の上映会イベント「“Process to the world”」に 自身の作品[Crystal Skull]が選ばれ、上映される。


現在に至る。

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