Photo by Stephen Lucas

Japanese composers today navigate similar tensions to those found in Takashi Murakami’s artwork: the dangers and delights of the natural and technological worlds, the reconciliation of tradition with the global marketplace, and the struggle to preserve the unique sensibility of Japanese culture within a modern context.

From Joji Yuasa’s pioneering electronic sounds to the cultural challenges of Ken Ueno’s recent work, Sounds Modern will present a diverse selection of recent Japanese works that illuminate the context of Murakami’s artwork, including music by Joji Yuasa, Koji Nokano, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ken Ueno and Dai Fujikura.

Performers will include percussionists Nick Bolchoz and Colton Lytle, violist Mike Capone, violinists Mia Detwiler and Andrew May, cellist Kourtney Newton, accordionist Elaine DiFalco, keyboardists Stephen Lucas and Éva Polgár, flutist and Sounds Modern founder Elizabeth McNutt.

Japanese composers today navigate similar tensions to those found in Takashi Murakami’s artwork: the dangers and delights of the natural and technological worlds, the reconciliation of tradition with the global marketplace, and the struggle to preserve the unique sensibility of Japanese culture within a modern context.

From Joji Yuasa’s pioneering electronic sounds to the cultural challenges of Ken Ueno’s recent work, Sounds Modern will present a diverse selection of recent Japanese works that illuminate the context of Murakami’s artwork, including music by Joji Yuasa, Koji Nokano, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ken Ueno and Dai Fujikura.

Performers will include percussionists Nick Bolchoz and Colton Lytle, violist Mike Capone, violinists Mia Detwiler and Andrew May, cellist Kourtney Newton, accordionist Elaine DiFalco, keyboardists Stephen Lucas and Éva Polgár, flutist and Sounds Modern founder Elizabeth McNutt.

Japanese composers today navigate similar tensions to those found in Takashi Murakami’s artwork: the dangers and delights of the natural and technological worlds, the reconciliation of tradition with the global marketplace, and the struggle to preserve the unique sensibility of Japanese culture within a modern context.

From Joji Yuasa’s pioneering electronic sounds to the cultural challenges of Ken Ueno’s recent work, Sounds Modern will present a diverse selection of recent Japanese works that illuminate the context of Murakami’s artwork, including music by Joji Yuasa, Koji Nokano, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ken Ueno and Dai Fujikura.

Performers will include percussionists Nick Bolchoz and Colton Lytle, violist Mike Capone, violinists Mia Detwiler and Andrew May, cellist Kourtney Newton, accordionist Elaine DiFalco, keyboardists Stephen Lucas and Éva Polgár, flutist and Sounds Modern founder Elizabeth McNutt.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://soundsmodern.org/september-8-sounds-from-the-strange-forest-soft-control-at-the-modern/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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