ICHIKO AOBA At the Barbican

ICHIKO AOBA At the Barbican

When Japanese folk singer-songwriter Ichiko Aoba performed at the Barbican Centre in London  alongside the 12 Ensemble, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, Flow’s crew operated 6 different camera positions to ensure the live event was captured from every angle. The rushes were then sent to Japan for editing by the client, producing several films from the material for their youtube channel which quickly garnered tens of thousands of views. Working with Ichiko and her team was a real pleasure and seeing these videos reminds us of the magic of that evening.


Scored and arranged by arranged by
12 Ensemble


Live sound engineer
Recording engineer
Mixing engineer


Vocal & Guitar
Taro Umebayashi
Eloisa-Fleur Thom (violin) Venetia Jollands (violin) Connie Pharoah (viola) Max Ruisi (cello) Toby Hughes (bass)
Barney Lankester-Owen, Ben Holman, Will Hazell
Flow Films
Viktor Volaric-Horvat
Gauthier Gareau
Toshihiko Kasai
Takanobu Oki

The Visual Storytelling concept

The video starts with hotel guests planting a sapling. Before long, the waiters and chefs will be harvesting fresh herbs and juniper berries right from the garden to use in their cocktails!

We think this concept will really resonate with our target audience: future guests of the hotel.  It’s visual, engaging and tells a story that connects with people on a personal level.