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De Duif

756 Prinsengracht

1017 LH Amsterdam


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Concert with visual installation *Dutch premier

About this event

The Kumano region is known for its overwhelming nature, the many pilgrim routes and the countless sacred places and temples from pre-modern Japan. It is a place where heaven and earth, past, present and future meet.

In the performance, this Kumano is designed as an interim/space of great beauty. The things that always travel with us, that are dear to us, appear here, pass and disappear. Tomoko finds itself in this interim period and (re)writes and shares its history through film images, photos, a narration and music by Shalygin, Vivier, Ravel and Tomoko, among others.

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Music program

Maxim Shalygin: Prelude No.1 & No.4 (2005)

Claude Vivier: Shiraz (1977)

Tomoko Mukaiyama: After Rameau No.1, No.2 Piano (2021), Yellow (2021)

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Tomoko Mukaiyama | Pianist/Artist/Director

Tomoko Mukaiyama is a Dutch-Japanese pianist, performer and visual artist, based in Amsterdam. She has been involved with and collaborated with many prestigious orchestras and ensembles around the world, including Ensemble Modern, New York Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Her work has been exhibited at the Sydney Biennale, Yokohama Biennale and Hermes Gallery. Tomoko often uses autobiographical elements in her work, and through various media she transforms and sublimates her own story into universal themes and communicates with her audience on an intimate level. She moves between performing in more prestigious venues and creating musical experiences for the intimacy of just one visitor.

In the coming season, Tomoko Mukaiyama will tour with Nederlands Dans Theater and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and will create new work with a traditional puppeteer.



Concept: Tomoko Mukaiyama

Piano/narrator: Tomoko Mukaiyama

Visual/light installation: Reinier van Brummelen, Tomoko Mukaiyama

Technical director: Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)

Sound technician : Yuji Tsutsumida

Visual technician: Neda Gueorguieva

Lighting technician: Frank van Schie

Production: Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation

Co-production : Multus, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater

Supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten

KUMANO 2022 NL tour

1 September - De Duif Amsterdam

9 September – KORZO Den Haag

11 October - SPOT/De Oosterpoort Groningen

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