17th Dec. ‘Spinning Stories out of Time and Sounds’(紡がれる時間)

Announcement of performance

‘Spinning Stories out of Time and Sounds’ will be put up at OAG Hall (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur-und Völkerkunde Ostasiens) in Aoyama on December 17, 2021. It consists of two parts, the first one a new Solo-Opera by Izuru Kinoshita ( tenor cum actor) the rest a new performance by Yunosuke Takahashi (composer).

This performance is a project of Arts for the future (supporting subsidy projects of continuing cultural and artistic activities) adopted by Agency for Cultural Affairs.

The digital content is scheduled to be open for 13 days starting from 19th of December, 2021. Ticket holders are advised to see the performance within the period.

The general outline of the performance

Date: 17th of December, 2021
Matinee opening 13:30, curtain 14:00 / Opening 18:30, curtain 19:00
Venue: OAG Hall (The website of OAG Hall)

Date: 17th of December, 2021
Matinee opening 13:30, curtain 14:00 / Opening 18:30, curtain 19:00
Venue: OAG Hall (7-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The first part: Izuru Kinoshita
The second part: Eriko Iida, Genta Fujioka, Yukina Miyagi (Cl.), Sayaka Hori (Vc.), Yunosuke Takahashi (Pf.)

Ticket: ticket for the venue attendant ¥3,500, ticket for a viewer online only ¥2,000
Peatix site(Ondemand service. Open with new window.)

The venue attendants are requested to wear masks.

The story line

The first part: ‘Boat Songs’

Under the central notion of ‘Boat Songs’, familiar songs such as ‘Silent Night’ or ‘The Sea’ as well as new songs are picked out and these songs, which are intended to be brought together into a Solo-Opera, will be sang and played by one performer using didjerido (Aboriginal brass instrument) and piano.

The second part: The people who count down the time

A playwright is struggling to write a script. There is a man who happens to be on the scene, but the fact is that he really ....

Performers’ profiles

Izuru Kinoshita

Graduated from the department of vocal music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Joined Shiki Theatrical Company.
Studied in the direction course at the theatrical arts department of the postgraduate school, Middlesex University.

Acting as a singer, an actor and a musician based in Kyoto after coming back to Japan. Resent years, he performed on the stages of Heisei Nakamuraza Company, Niwa Gekidan Penino, Europe Project Company.

Eriko Iida (soprano)

Graduated from the department of vocal music, Tokyo College of Music.
Finished the course of Nikikai Opera Training Institute.
Studied under Yoko Oshima and Yoji Kawakami.

Performed as a child in ‘The Magic Flute’, Barbarina in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, Despina in ‘Cosi fan tutte’, Norina in ‘Don Paspuale’, Miss Pinkerton in ‘The Old Maid and the Thief’, etc.

Concerts in schools, community halls, hospitals and nursing homes are popular for their programs incorporating a variety of genres like classical music, musicals, popular songs, songs for school music classes, anime songs and film music.

Her activities are extending to performances in sales-campain songs, radio CM and Reading of British and American dramas along with the training of the younger generation.

Genta Fujioka (baritone)

Graduated form the department of vocal music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with the first prize for excellence, and completed the graduate course.

Performed as Alfio in ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’, Count Almaviva in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, and as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth and Fauré’s Requiem. Studied abroad in Italy for two years as an overseas research student.

Yukina Miyagi (clarinet player)

Graduated from Tokyo College of Music.
Performed in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the College.

Organized a clarinet ensemble ‘Lampi’ with contemporaries at college, released a CD ‘Bestie’. A member of KOBAKEN and his friends Orchestra.

Sayaka Hori (cellist)

Graduated from Tokyo College of Music.
Studied in the graduate course of Toho Gakuen School of Music.
Studied under Keiko Matsunami and Ko Iwasaki.

Performed in various concerts and recitals.
Released duo CDs ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, ‘Ave Maria’ with her father Ryosuke Hori (cellist). A member of Tokyo Cello Ensemble. An album recorded by high-res master ‘Sayaka Hori: Mellow Sounds of Cello produced by high-resolution’ is distributed through e-onkyo music.

Yunosuke Takahashi

Studied in the department of music theory, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Continuing to have an intense interest in creative productions by the interactive relationship of text and music. Having been active in composing, arranging and stage performances.

Chief Gardenner of Creative Garden "Core" since May 2021.