Yakumo Honjin - Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney tour

Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns tour

Aphids in association with Sphere (Japan) Yakumo Honjin is the title of a music installation for video, miniature percussion, violin and harp inspired by a 280 year old Samurai Hotel located on Lake Shinji.

Art Exhibition previously on in Australia.
From Monday 28 June 2010 to Wednesday 07 July 2010
Launch Friday 02 July 2010, 6pm

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Aphids in association with Sphere (Japan)

The creative development for this project took place in a remote Samurai Hotel in far West Japan in 2007 and the work premiered at Matsue Castle in 2009.

Yakumo Honjin will tour the East Coast of Australia with Australian premiere performances at leading contemporary art venue West Space in Melbourne (28 June), heritage listed Elizabeth House in Sydney co-presented by the New Music Network (29 June) and at KickArts in tropical far Northern Queensland as part of inter-arts focused On Edge Festival in Cairns (2-3 July).

Yakumo Honjin explores the concept of ‘oku’ – or hidden – a theory which informs traditional architecture, garden design and music.

Two projection-based works created by video artist Peter Humble accompanies the installation of the Yakumo Honjin music instruments and presents intricate details of the samurai guesthouse for which the work has been developed.

Yakumo Honjin provides intimate performances by percussionists Eugene Ughetti and Matthias Schack-Arnott, harpist Takayo Matsumura (Japan), and violonist Yasutaka Hemmi (Japan).

David Young – Composer
Rosemary Joy – instrument artist
Peter Humble – video artist
Yasutaka Hemmi (Japan) – violin
Takayo Matsumura (Japan) – harp
Eugene Ughetti and Matthias Schack-Arnott – percussion
Adam Stewart – woodwork

YAKUMO HONJIN TOURING DATES:
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MELBOURNE
28 June 2010
WestSpace Gallery

WHERE
WestSpace Gallery, Level 1, 15 – 19 Anthony Street

PERFORMANCE TIMES
6:15, 7:45, 8:15pm
30 people per performance

TICKETS
$12/$10

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL THROUGH APHIDS
Phone Aphids: (03) 9534 4008
Email: info@aphids.net


SYDNEY
29 June 2010
Yakumo Honjin presented as part of the New Music Network Concert Series

WHERE
Elizabeth House, Sydney
7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay

PERFORMANCE TIMES
7pm, 7:40pm & 8:30pm
30 people per performance

TICKETS
$20/$12

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL THROUGH THE NEW MUSIC NETWORK
Phone: 02 8256 2222
Further Information: 0411 606 077

Or online through the New Music Network
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CAIRNS
2-3 July, 2010

Yakumo Honjin presented as part of the On Edge Media and Performance Festival

WHERE
On Edge Festival, Cairns
Gallery Two | KickArts Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street – Cairns

EXHIBITION TIMES
29 June – 10 July, 2010

EXHIBITION OPENING and PERFORMANCES
6pm, Friday the 2nd of July, 2010

Introductory performances of Yakumo Honjin will be presented at the opening at Kick Arts

ADDITIONAL FULL LENGTH PERFORMANCES
Saturday 3rd of July according to bookings
2.30, 3.15, 4.00pm

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Phone Kick Arts on 07 4050 9496 for more details
kickartsshop@kickarts.org.au

FREE

Yakumo Honjin is supported by the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body and the New Music Network.