The fourth Ogen/blik event has been held online. Ogen/blik is a concert series originating in the Netherlands based on cross-disciplinary works delivered through the media of music, physical performance, and video. As well as a live networked improvisational performance in which two performers in different locations in the Netherlands and Finland were connected in real time and played one instrument, the event featured pieces utilizing a digital musical score system and hand-made musical instruments, audiovisual works, etc. The concert produced a range of musical expressions offering a new slant on our volatile times.
Along with talk sessions held before and after the performances plus archive video footage, the event was streamed to a large audience in Japan and overseas.
Exhibiting artists: Edwin van der Heide (the Netherlands), Yannis Kyriakides (Greece), Maya Felixbrodt (Israel), Darien Brito (Ecuador), Taro Yasuno, Hibiki Mukai, Motoki Ohkubo, Akiko Ushijima＋Kei Fushiki (video), Momoko Noguchi
Performers: Aki Kitajima (cello), Shizuka Kuretani (piano), Sho Kubota (percussion)
Launched in 2003 by five young artists (Momoko Noguchi, Akiko Ushijima, Maya Felixbrodt, Darien Brito, and Jonathan Reus) who work in specialized fields such as contemporary music, performing arts, and programming while being involved in creative work that transcends their domains. Vol. 1 and 2. were held in The Hague, and Vol. 3 in Tokyo. “Ogenblik” means “the blink of an eye” in Dutch.
Ryogoku Monten Hall, Sumida City, Tokyo
V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kuopio music center, Kuopio, Finland
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, Nagoya City, Aichi