|Cologne / Kanagawa,|
Peter Eötvös, Secret Kiss (2018/2019) for narrator and ensemble - selection of texts by Mari Mezei from Silk, a novel by Alessandro Baricco - commissioned by Ensemble Musikfabrik and Kunststiftung NRW, Gageego Ensemble Gothenburg, Casa da Música Porto, Plural Ensemble Madrid, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo and MÜPA Budapest
Ryoko Aoki, narrator
Mariano Chiachiarini, conductor
Technical direction / live streaming: LUFTZUG
Subsidized by Magnet Culture Project Kanagawa, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Tokyo and AMATI
Noh is a contemporary theatre practice that includes both music and drama and originates in 14th century Japan. Its performance context were rituals in the buddhist and shinto religion, for example to pray for recovery from illness. Since we're currently suffering from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ryoko Aoki has collaborated with international composers to develop new pieces for Noh voice. Their performance can hence be understood as a prayer for the end of the pandemic.
This project is self-funded and can be supported via Peatix oder Paypal in order to secure its continuation.
Here you can follow the 30minute concert live: