Brand-new form of stage work created by [Art x Piano x Contemporary Music] collaboration.
Through the simplest form [Painting x Piano], themes such as changes of human's feelings and abstract impression of nature make a harmony and echo in the grand space of ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall.
At this presentation, new pieces of work by Makoto Ofune, an artist gaining international reputation, makes its debut on the stage. Ofune has released his works using Iwa-enogu (mineral pigments) on Washi (Japanese paper) as installation having high affinity and intimacy with the space where it is placed. Madoka Fukami, a pianist who has won many international competitions and receives high acclaim and draws people's attention through her plays at various places in Europe, plays piano pieces including a new piece composed for this presentation by an internationally expected composer Naoki Sakata, one of his compositions won three Japanese composition awards named after major composers - Otaka Prize, Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Music Award for Music Composition, and Toru Takemitsu Composition Award.
Fukami plays music pieces including ones written by famous modern composers - Japanese representative composers Toru Takemitsu and Toshi Ichiyanagi, and a French representative composer Philippe Hersant - which are inspired by haiku, view of nature, and Japanese traditional culture and spirituality. Through synergetic and fusion reactions of the music played by Fukami and pieces of artwork and general direction by Ofune, the program exhibits a unity in its entirety.
The stage, which offers an experience that stimulates imagination and five senses as if the hall itself breathes and beats, is held without audiences. And the invaluable moment is video-recorded and distributed.
This is an experimental approach involving the pursuit of new possibilities of art beyond genres as well as newly-born curiosity about to-be-recorded, to-be-memorized, and to-be-shared.