Hiroshi Yoshimura "Ambience of Sound, Sound of Ambience"

Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex


Hiroshi Yoshimura
Hiroshi Yoshimura (1940-2003), a pioneer of environmental music since the early 1970s, composed the sound logo "Four Post Cards" for the Hayama Pavilion, which is still played morning and evening at the pavilion to attract visitors. Fascinated by Erik Satie's musical scores, Yoshimura's musical path led him to a wide range of activities, including not only music, but also sound drawings, performances, sound objects (sound tools), and writing. Among them, the LP "Nine Postcards" released in 1982 was the first to make the term "environmental music" widely known in Japan.

Yoshimura has also been involved in the acoustic design of many public spaces, including the Kushiro City Museum (Hokkaido, 1983), the Namboku Line of the Eidan Subway (Tokyo, 1991), and the perimeter of the Yokohama International Stadium (Kanagawa, 1998), and also devoted himself early on to sound-themed workshops held at museums.

This exhibition, commemorating the 20th anniversary of his passing, will include early concrete poetry, musical scores, photographs, video works, sound objects, mobiles, etc., as well as performances and sound installations Yoshimura did with Takehisa Kosugi (1938-2018) and Akio Suzuki (1941- ).


Apr 29 (Sat) 2023-Sep 3 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on July 17.
FeeAdults ¥700; Under 20s and University Students ¥550; Seniors 65 & Over ¥350; High School Students ¥100; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

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VenueMuseum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex
Location2-8-1 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 248-0005
Access14 minute walk from the East exit of Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka line or Enoshima Electric Railway; From the East exit of Kamakura Station, take the Enoden bus and get off at Hachimangu-ura. The venue is 2 minute walk from there.
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