Japanese Sandscapes: The Tale of Mt Fuji
20 & 21 October 2017, London
Experience a night of experimental Japanese music, sand art, authentic Japanese cuisine and specialty Sake at London’s newest venue, The Shaft!
After her debut experimental multi-media project Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime sold out across London, soundscapist and composer Verity Lane is back with an exciting new project entitled Japanese Sandscapes: The Story of Mt. Fuji.
With an international debut performance by up-and-coming Japanese sand artist Akifumi Kasanuki, this collaborative project aims to create elements of the Japanese sublime in the form of audio-visual installations that depict the famous Japanese story of The Bamboo Cutter. To compliment Kasanuki’s live sand art display, acclaimed Japanese instrumentalist Kaho Aso will be bringing Lane’s music to life, with audio experiences scored for the kotsuzumi drum, Japanese flute and dance.
Event supported by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation & Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
What to Expect
You will be presented with four new works that explore the story of Japan’s iconic mountain, with narratives told in both sand and sound. To compliment Kasanuki’s live sand art display, traditional Japanese instrumentalist Kaho Aso will be bringing Lane’s music to life, with audio experiences scored for the kotsuzumi drum and Japanese flute, as well as avant-garde piano provided by free jazz legend Veryan Weston, experimental violin by Alison Blunt and awe-inspiring performances by percussionist Beibei Wang. Expect interactive performances throughout the course of this 1 hour show between traditional Japanese dance and visuals, as well as spoken word performances and storytelling.
Medley for Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime
The event will be held over two days at The Shaft, Brunel Museum (Railway Ave, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF) www.brunel-museum.org.uk/
Tickets: £10/£5 concessions
¡ 8pm, Friday 20th October 2017 (7pm food & drinks)
¢ 3pm, Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm food & drinks)
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/sandscapesfb
*Reasonably priced Japanese food and drinks (specialty sake, beer and soft drinks) served 1 hour before and after the start of the performance*
Verity Lane (Composer/Soundscapist)
Akifumi Kasanuki (Live sand art performance)
Kaho Aso (traditional Japanese dance/shinobue/nohkan/kotsuzumi)
Beibei Wang (percussion)
Alison Blunt (Violin)
Veryan Weston (Piano)
Tomoko Komura (storytelling)
DonDonburi (Gyudon & Yasaidon) https://www.facebook.com/dondonburistreet/