“Carmen X Cage”: a vibrant celebration of arts in the Japanese-German Center Berlin

The cultural department of the Embassy of South Korea organizes a special concert in BerlinThe evening encompasses a blend of art, music and creative writing to the Japanese-German Center on January 15th, 2019

January 09th, 2019
Teresa Lorena Machado, News from Berlin

The German-Japanese Center Berlin (also known as JDZB) enhances the countries’ bilateral relations by frequently promoting events on arts of Japan and Germany. The two countries aim, with the JDZB, to cooperate in science and culture.

Inspired in the works of the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, five internationally known artists present an exciting performance on arts and music. On the musical side, the jazz pianist Aki Takase, the saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and the mezzo-soprano Mayumi Nakamura offer the audience to reverberating sounds, creating a unique atmosphere. The special event continues with a performance paying tribute to the 20th century composer and poet, John Cage. Such performance assembles the original compositions of the pianist Takase along with the texts of Yoko Tawada, which together aspire to reinterpret authentically John Cage’s randomness of sound and silence. 

Simultaneously to the concert, the distinguished Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota will design an art installation that will be present during the musical show. Shiota is an artist from Osaka, Japan, but based in Berlin. In 2007, she received an Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. She has been exhibited in several venues around the world and in 2015 was chosen to represent Japan in Venice’s 56th Biennale.

This special event will take place in the Japanese-German Center Berlin on the 15th of January 2019, and will start at 7pm.


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