posted May 15,2018

E63: Takeshi Kobayashi: Symphonic Suite "Beyond the Circle" based on “the flow of the river is ceaseless” by Minao Shibata

Event Information

Detail
Dates

July 28 2018
July 29 2018
16:00- (Door opens at 15:00)

Location

Echigo-Tsumari Auditorium "Danjuro"

1-508-2 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture

Cost

<Adult> Advance ticket JPY5000 (incl. tax) / at the door JPY6000 (incl.tax) ※ ETAT2018 passport holder will be able to purchase the ticket at JPY5,500 (incl. tax) at the door. <Students (primary school to university)> Advance ticket JPY4500 (incl. tax) / at the door JPY5500 (incl. tax) ※ETAT2018 passport holder will be able to purchase the ticket at JPY5000 (incl. tax) at the door. ※ All seats reserved. ※ Age restriction: Children before school age are not permitted to entre. ※ Maximum number of ticket for purchase: Four at maximum per person. ※ Please note that the video and pictures of the venue (concert hall) including audience seats may become open to the public. Advance booking is open from 12:00 on Saturday 2 June 2018 ※Ticketing is available only at 7-Eleven stores in Japan. ▽7-Eleven Narita Airport Terminal 2 ▽7-Eleven Narita Airport Terminal 2 B1 ▽7-Eleven Haneda Airport Keikyu Station ▽7-Eleven Kansai International Airport Terminal 2 ▽7-Eleven store search

【Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018 Opening Concert】An alternative note of hope in transitoriness

A unprecedented performance will be brought to open the epoch-making art festival, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale by Takeshi Kobayashi. "Beyond the Circle" presents an alternative world of music which is composed of originally-arranged orchestra, sang along by various singers with distinctive voices. Kobayashi has composed this new symphonic suite consisting of eight movements, taking an inspiration from “the flow of the river is ceaseless” by Minao Shibata, a musician and composer who had a great influence on Japanese music scene.
Kobayashi said:
"When I re-visited music composed by Minao Shibata, I found the existance of something like "catalyst". While he was a genius when expressing his inspirations, he was also a music intellectual who were able to consider music in relativity such as Japan vs Europe or Japan vs Asia. I believe that “the flow of the river is ceaseless was a "journey" through music that he explored. "A journey of intellect" which was traced by our ancestors like Chomei Kamono."
In fact, it is said that “the flow of the river is ceaseless” celebrating Showa 50 (1975) was composed in order for the musician existed in the middle of the 20th century to recollect the musical experience he had had. As the title implies, the text of songs for the music is based upon "Hojoki" by Chomei Kamono. As known to everyone, "Hojoki" is a realistic snapshop of the Japanese society then when people were filled with concerns about natural disasters took place at the end of the 12th century.
"Although we are entering to the era when we co-exist with AI, we are also reminded how powerless we were in front of the nature such as the Great Eastern Earthquake in 2011. I think what Chomei Kamono felt and Minao Shibata then took over to reflect onto the symphony in the realm of "transitoriness" has passed onto me. Fram Kitagawa, who has encouraged me to present this performance at the stage of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is also one of the people who passed the baton to me. My piece of symphonic suite is like a journal of journey which resonates with the baton which has been passed down.
The "transitoriness" which has been around from ancient time will be re-interpreted and presented as a contemporary symphony with spectacular images. Be a audience to experience the art of intellectual journey.
Takeshi Kobayashi

Musician. He has been produced and participated in recording for many of the outstanding Japanese artists. He has also created film musics including "Swallowtail" (1996) and "All About Lily Chou-Chou" (2001). He set up non-profit organisation called "ap bank" in 2003 with Kazutoshi Sakurai from Mr. Children and Ryuichi Sakamoto. ap bank engages with various projects such as investment into environmental projects, running outdoor music festival called "ap bank fes" and supporting affected areas of Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. He launched and successfully delivered a festival of art, food and music called "Reborn-Art Festival 2017" staged at Oga Peninsula in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture last year in which he acted as chairman of the executive committee and production director. He will run "ap bank fes '18" from 14 to 16 July 2018 in Tumagoi Resort in Kakegawa-city, Shizuoka prefecture for the first time in six years. This will be his second participation in Echigo-Tsumari since appeared as YEN TOWN BAND in ETAT2015.
≫Reborn-Art Festival
≫ap bank fes 2018

About the performance

Participating artists Takeshi Kobayashi / Yuko Ando / Nodoka Kirishima / Salyu / TOKU / Kiyotaka Teraoka (composer) / and more
Date and Time Door opens at 15:00 / Performance begins at 16:00 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2018 @Echigo-Tsumari Auditorium, "Danjuro"(1-508-2 Honcho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata prefecture)
Ticket price <Adult>
Advance ticket JPY5000 (incl. tax) / at the door JPY6000 (incl.tax)
※ETAT2018 passport holder will be able to purchase the ticket at JPY5,500 (incl. tax) at the door.

<Students (primary school to university)>
Advance ticket JPY4500 (incl. tax) / at the door JPY5500 (incl. tax)
※ETAT2018 passport holder will be able to purchase the ticket at JPY5000 (incl. tax) at the door.

※ All seats reserved.
※ Age restriction: Children before school age are not permitted to entre.
※ Maximum number of ticket for purchase: Four at maximum per person.
※ Please note that the video and pictures of the venue (concert hall) including audience seats may become open to the public.
Where to buy the ticket Advance booking is open from 12:00 on Saturday 2 June 2018
Click ≫here for make reservation.
※Ticketing is available only at 7-Eleven stores in Japan.
▽7-Eleven Narita Airport Terminal 2
▽7-Eleven Narita Airport Terminal 2 B1
▽7-Eleven Haneda Airport Keikyu Station
▽7-Eleven Kansai International Airport Terminal 2
▽7-Eleven store search
Inquiry Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Project Office
251-17 Asahicho, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture 948-0079
c/o Tokamachi Tourist Information Centre +81(0)25-757-2637
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