CELEBRATING STRAVINSKY

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s RITE OF SPRING, the Kyoto ensemble ENSO WATT - a group of musicians, video and sound instillation artists and the lyricist - (founded by the Frenchman Samuel Andre) performed a series of “seasonal symphonies”. Each performance reflected a particular season and encompassed complimentary Japanese traditions in its composition. Based on the obscure Japanese tribe, the Sanka, who supposedly lived in the mountains surrounding Kyoto in the Edo period (1603-1868), the “symphonies” were created and conducted by Yannick Paget (French conductor of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others) and initiated from Chris’s poetic scenario. The lyricist joined the ensemble in the performances, each taking place in Kyoto Urban Guild during 2014-15.

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