This production is an original opera on the theme “humankind and cosmos
of the future,” created by composer Masahiro Hiramoto, architect Hajime Narukawa, and astronomer Masaomi Tanaka (scientific director).
This is a completely original work. Following this performance, we are planning to brush up the production and perform it on an even larger stage in two years.
This opera is made up entirely of computer music. Its themes are the state of the world in the 21st century, and achievements in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, which in recent years have been advancing to a remarkable degree. A number of art works matching the story line of the opera are displayed in an exhibition-like stage space. The audience members will enter this stage space, follow the flow of the work and appreciate it from the same point of view. This way of experiencing the work will give the audience a physical feeling of coexisting with its worldview–something that cannot be experienced in conventional opera.
Every part of this opera–the music, the scenario, the space–is a new work, and the way of seeing it will be something new as well.
Music/Script/Direction : Masahiro Hiramoto
Space Design : Hajime Narukawa
Scientific Supervision : Masaomi Tanaka
Staging : Kenta Kojiri
Image : Keisuke Tanaka
Masahiro Hiramoto is a composer and the director of the music label Tekna TOKYO. He graduated with a master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Music. Since 2006 he has been composing music for photographer Kishin Shinoyama’s digi+KISHIN and for Shinoyama’s exhibitions. Hiramoto composed the soundtrack for the 2013 movie “The Ravine of Goodbye” (directed by Tatsushi Omori), which won the Special Jury Prize at the 35th Moscow Film Festival. Hiramoto also provided music for Yukio Ninagawa’s 2014 stage production of “Julius Caesar.” In addition to collaborations with a wide range of prominent creators including choreographer Jo Kanamori, designer Yukimasa Okumura, and architect Hajime Narukawa, he composes music for dance companies in Japan and other countries.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre〈Theatre East〉
(Toshima City, Tokyo)