Art & Design

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
https://soundcloud.com/verity-lane/yugenism-medley
 
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)
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    3pm, Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm food & drinks)
Tickets: http://bit.ly/eventbrite21st
 
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*

 

Creative Participants
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)

 

Food
DonDonburi (Gyudon & Yasaidon) https://www.facebook.com/dondonburistreet/

"We are a street food stall that sell Gyudon and Yasaidon (vegan version), a popular Japanese dish of thinly sliced beef, cooked in a sauce served on a bed of rice.  We also do a vegan version, we call Yasaidon, which is our own creation. We substitute the beef for fried tofu, mushrooms and daikon radish, which is then cooked in a vegetarian Dashi (stock)."
20 & 21 October 2017

The Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF

 

http://bit.ly/sandscapesfb (Facebook page)
http://bit.ly/eventbrite20th (Eventbrite for Friday event)

http://bit.ly/eventbrite21st (Eventbrite for Saturday event)
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