Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime

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February 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
T Chances
399 High Rd
London N17 6QN
Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime @ T Chances

A Blend of Classical and the Avant-garde

Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime is the new experimental music and animation project fronted by British producer and sound artist Verity Lane (producer of Tottenham Soundscapes). Lane has collaborated with three animators and one traditional Japanese dancer to create four sonic installations that present an alternative take on classical Japanese music. With a mix of world-class British and Japanese traditional instrumentalists, this project boasts intimate live performances as well as visual artwork and spoken word.

Embrace the dark and mysterious

Experience an original interpretation of yugen, and immerse yourself within the mysterious sonic landscape.

Creative Participants:

Etsuko Takezawa (koto/Tokyo-based*), Ko Ishikawa (sho)/Tokyo-based*), Kaho Aso (traditional Japanese dance), Liam Noble (piano), Tomoko Komura (Narration), Clive Bell (shakuhachi)

Rowan O’Brien, Barry O’Brien, Etienne Eve

Tottenham Soundscapes resident artist, Christopher Lane.

When? 25th February 2017
Where? T Chance 399 High Rd, London, N17 6QN
What time? 19:00 (6pm doors open)
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* Feeling peckish? Tottenham’s finest Japanese cafe SushiHeads will be serving authentic Japanese cuisine at an affordable price throughout.

Yugenism: An introduction


• Derived from the Japanese term yugen.

• Yugen: a traditional Japanese aesthetic often referred to as the ‘dark and mysterious’, or simply Japanese sublime (Verity Lane’s choice of phrase). An aesthetic synonymous with Noh theatre.

• After extensive research into the term yugenism, Lane discoveredthat the late Japanese artist Kenzo Okada coined the phrase in the 20th century (after originally believing she conceived the idea first).

Yugenism: The movement as led by Verity Lane

• A progressive movement that explores new interpretations of the Japanese sublime.
• Faithful to its original roots, but updating the notion with radical creative elements.