Arts Partner: Japan Society
NEW COMMISSION: ONLINE SILENT FILM WITH LIVE MUSIC
Composer and high-tech sound artist Reiko Yamada (2015-16 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the 2016-17 artist-in-residence at IEM in Austria) uses the latest technologies in electronic and acoustic music “installation” to bridge the gap between time and space. For this commission, Yamada will perform on old, broken accordions, transforming their sounds with her novel ways of audio processing to accompany Japanese silent films from the early 20th century. She will redefine the concept of “pastimes” in her avant-garde scores set to antiquated images of sumo matches, train travel and animations.
The program is followed by a live Q&A with Reiko Yamada.
This program will be available to purchase and stream any time from the October 21 premiere until November 4. Duration: 50 minutes
Visit www.japansociety.org for more info!
**YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO WATCH**
- October 21, 2020