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Stay - : Shamisen performance and Talk session

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Millennium Art Gallery

6 Castletown Rd, Hammersmith

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Early spring is the time when the Sakura tree (Japanese cherry blossom) is briefly in full bloom.

During that time, people of Japan go out to enjoy ‘花見 - hanami' – viewing the blossoming Sakura trees to celebrate the coming of spring. It holds a special cultural significance in the country.

To celebrate this fleeting moment the “Stay - ” exhibition will feature a special event: an evening performance by the acclaimed tsugaru-shamisen player, Hibiki Ichikawa, and a talk session with the exhibiting artist Iyamari.

Hibiki will play the Shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, accompanied by a soundtrack derived from the Sakura tree, in an honorary collaboration with Iyamari's TELESCORE PROJECT.


Date: Tuesday May 1st 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite for

£7.00 + booking fee.

Tickets sold on the day, at the event for £10.00



First 20 people to book the tickets, will receive a mini "Sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) gift"!!


What is a Shamisen? What does it sound like?

See Hibiki's Shamisen performance video and be amazed!: https://vimeo.com/71889316


– Hibiki Ichikawa

Hibiki Ichikawa is the only professional player of tsugaru shamisen in Europe; a traditional Japanese 3-stringed instrument. In recognition of his great skill, he has been qualified to perform under a “Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa” in the UK, which is granted only to the most proficient artists. Hibiki frequently performs at festivals and formal occasions, including the Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square, and at the Japanese Emperor’s birthday celebrations at the Japanese Embassy. He has also participated in a theatre production at the Edinburgh Festival and in the Oscar Nominated Animation Film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.

www.hibikishamisen.com


– Iyamari

Iyamari was born in Japan where she established herself as a thriving artist. She is now based in London, where she focuses on her new art projects. Her artistic expression spans a variety of media including multimedia presentations. Notably, she is the founder and director of the TELESCORE PROJECT.

She comes from a family with a background rich in traditional Japanese arts and crafts, but rather than seeking a continuation of the old traditions, she reinterprets the Japanese aesthetics into a new modern art form, drawing inspiration for her projects from traditional Japanese art, but employing modern scientific reasoning.

After three well-attended solo shows and he successful curation of two exhibitions in Tokyo, she decided to move to London to focus on her international career and work on new collaborative video artwork for the TELESCORE PROJECT.

https://www.iyamari.info

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