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Tokyo Multus #1:The Premire Performance in Japan of Canto Ostinato for 2 Pianos by Tomoko Mukaiyama

  • Organization : Committee for Monnaka Tenjo Hall
  • Section : Collaboration
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Interdisciplinary


This is the first performance in Japan of this installation-concert featuring a performance of the Simeon ten Holt piece “Canto Ostinato for 2 pianos” (1976 — 79) with Tomoko Mukaiyama and Hibiki Tamura on piano, and a light installation by Tomoko Mukaiyama and Jean Kalman. There will also be a English subtitled screening of a documentary film about this piece, “Over Canto” (2011), released in the Netherlands last year in 2011.
This is the first in the “Multus” series of performances organized by artist and musician Tomoko Mukaiyama. This series explores the repertoire for multiple pianos (i.e. 2, 4 and 6), a repertoire that has barely been established in Japan. This series presents a new form of art that combines collaborative music and visual art.


Tomoko Mukaiyama
After her victory in the 1991 International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, she has been invited as a soloist to the best orchestras in the world such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; and performed the premiers of their newest work. In recent years she has worked with people like Jiri Kylian and Marina Abramović, as well as getting involved in non-traditional stage art and installations.


Committee for Monnaka Tenjo Hall
Yaeko Kurosaki
Production Manager
General Incorporated Association Monten
(Ryogoku Monten Hall)
Murasawa BLDG. 1-1F, 1-3-9 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0026
Tel: +81-3-6666-9491
E-mail: contact@monten.jp


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