Concert met visuele installatie. Nederlandse première.
About this event
The Kumano region is known for its overwhelming nature, the many pilgrim routes and the countless sacred places and temples from pre-modern Japan. It is a place where heaven and earth, past, present and future meet.
In the performance, this Kumano is designed as an interim/space of great beauty. The things that always travel with us, that are dear to us, appear here, pass and disappear. Tomoko finds itself in this interim period and (re)writes and shares its history through film images, photos, a narration and music by Shalygin, Vivier, Ravel and Tomoko, among others.
Maxim Shalygin: Prelude No.1 & No.4 (2005)
Claude Vivier: Shiraz (1977)
Tomoko Mukaiyama: After Rameau No.1, No.2 Piano (2021), Yellow (2021)
Tomoko Mukaiyama | Pianist/Artist/Director
Tomoko Mukaiyama is a Dutch-Japanese pianist, performer and visual artist, based in Amsterdam. She has been involved with and collaborated with many prestigious orchestras and ensembles around the world, including Ensemble Modern, New York Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Her work has been exhibited at the Sydney Biennale, Yokohama Biennale and Hermes Gallery. Tomoko often uses autobiographical elements in her work, and through various media she transforms and sublimates her own story into universal themes and communicates with her audience on an intimate level. She moves between performing in more prestigious venues and creating musical experiences for the intimacy of just one visitor.
In the coming season, Tomoko Mukaiyama will tour with Nederlands Dans Theater and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and will create new work with a traditional puppeteer.
Concept: Tomoko Mukaiyama
Piano/narrator: Tomoko Mukaiyama
Visual/light installation: Reinier van Brummelen, Tomoko Mukaiyama
Technical director: Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)
Sound technician : Yuji Tsutsumida
Visual technician: Neda Gueorguieva
Production: Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation
Co-production : Multus, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
Supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten