Evening #6 - Mariko Asabuki along with Tomoko Sauvage, Timeless

Live events and performancesEvening #6 - Mariko Asabuki along with Tomoko Sauvage, Timeless

Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 3pm
Followed by Waterbowls

Locations : Studio
Category : Live events and performances
Discipline : Lecture
Public price : Billet unique pour Timeless & Waterbowls.
10 € / 5€ (Tarif réduit appliqué également sur présentation du billet d’accès aux expositions du jour).
Public : All ages
Duration : 75'
Author : Mariko Asabuki et Tomoko Sauvage. (création)

A few words on Timeless - A selection of rains
In the novel Timeless, it rains continuously. The rain of spring, of early summer, drizzle, the black rain on Hiroshima. The rain caused by the accident at the Fukushima power station. The legendary rain made from thread in the Edo period. The dress worn by the bride could be unstitched and the thread it was composed of could be turned into rain. Weather reminiscences are intertwined in the novel. This reading created for the Centre Pompidou-Metz offers a selection of the drops that fall in the novel, accompanied by the sounds of Tomoko Sauvage.

Text: Mariko Asabuki; Sound design: Tomoko Sauvage
Translation: Ryoko Sekiguchi and Patrick Honnoré.

Mariko Asabuki
The novelist Mariko Asabuki, born in 1984, had an extraordinary start to her career. Her first book, Ryuseki (Traces of Flow), won the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize in 2010. Her second book, Kikotowa, won the Akutagawa Prize. The richness of her vocabulary and her reflections on time and memory, have led some critics to compare her to Marcel Proust. She designs readings with "noise" musicians and works with other writers, including a recent collaboration with Yoshimasu Gozo, and with artists from other disciplines, such as the director Norimizu Ameya.

Tomoko Sauvage
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Tomoko Sauvage moved to Paris in 2003 after studying jazz piano in New York. She became interested in Indian music and explored the improvisation of Hindustani music.
In 2006, following a concert by Ganesan, a virtuoso Jalatharangam player, the traditional Carnatic musical instrument composed of water-filled porcelain bowls, Tomoko Sauvage immediately started to hit China bowls with chopsticks in her kitchen. She soon produced her own electro-aquatic instrument. Her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America, in performances, installations and musical compositions. In 2016, she began the "Green Music" visual music project in collaboration with Francesco Cavaliere.


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