"Media Opera <h />our<br />link" Performance

Asahi Art Square

poster for "Media Opera <h />our<br />link" Performance

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As we stride further into a world defined by digital technologies, with an increasingly rapid flow of information, our sense and perception of reality is also undergoing change. What is it that we really see? What sights are we blind to? What are we listening to? Are there sounds and voices that we choose not to hear? Where are we now? Where aren't we? Our vision changes with the passing of time, with every hour. Within the blink of an eye. Are we at the brink?

This media opera performance provides a flood of sonic and visual information, delivered through 10 speakers placed between the seats, 16 super tweeters hanging from the ceiling, 6 projection screens suspended at various angles and LED light displays filling the space.

Hideaki Takahashi, composer and musician, also known as mjuc, developed and created the original concept, and also wrote the script and music for this project. Media artists Kunihiko Matsuo (Cmprocess) and Naoki Hamanaka, an architect, direct the stage visuals, including the multi-projection screens and LED lighting. This is the second time for Matsuo, Hamanaka, and Takahashi to collaborate, having previously worked on “Reactive/Creative,” a performance with Alessio Silvestrin (ex-dancer of Ballet Frankfurt, directed by William Forsythe) at the ICC, Tokyo in 2004. Yutaka Fukuoka, a voice performer plays an important part for the music. He perfectly commands his voice, absorbing influences from various ethnic forms of music, and establishes his own unique sound. Fukuoka has collaborated with Takahashi for live improvisation events. Additionally, the performance includes German sound creator Uwe Haas, who has a unique sound and has collaborated with Takahashi many times.

Dates:
November 17th (Sat) 19:00- (Doors open at 18:30)
November 18th (Sun) 17:00- (Doors open at 16:30)

Advanced ticket available from the Asahi Art Square's website.
(Japanese only)

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From 2007-11-17 at 18:30 To 2007-11-18

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