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Genji Monogatari
Live performance: 06 Mar 2004 -- 18:00
Presented by: YasushiYoshida
Public: unknown
Alti Hall
Kyoto -- Japan
http://www.symbolicsound.com/cgi-bin/bin/view/Community/TaleOfGenji

Yasuski will be performing live in his audioHologram surround-sound setup in a performance featuring live electric guitar, kora, Kyma, traditional Japanese dance, and an ancient Japanese soap opera.


Discussion (Eyewitness reports, descriptions, discussion):

The performance blends Japanese traditional dance, electric guitar, Kora, and Yasuski's audioHologram: a 5 channel arrangement where the speakers literally surround both the audience and the performers. The dance is based on an old Japanese story: Genji Monogatari, a three-part story about a really good-looking guy named Genji and a woman named Rokujyou-no-Miyasudokoro who loves him and is jealous of his other girlfriends. She can't show her anger in real life, so at night, she transforms herself into a ghost and curses all her rivals in love.

To create a night ambience, Yasuski used the sounds of American bull frogs and a tiny Japanese frog called "Kajika" that makes a very high frequency like a bird, lives in mountain springs with very clean water, and can only be heard late at night in the deep forest.


 
 
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