Unfortunately, Midori Takada won’t be able to make it to Le Guess Who? 2021 due to ongoing Covid restrictions. But she will be with us in Sound & Spirit.
On Friday and Saturday, we proudly present [ THUS TIME GOES BY ], a new durational sound work created especially for the Jacobikerk and Le Guess Who? with sound by Midori Takada and lighting design by Peter Lemmens. The work consists of four parts:
1 – THUS TIME GOES BY is based on the thought that each tone is a member of one chord but moves freely in and out of it; each note has a personal character. The results are a chord with rich resonance in it.
2 – INTERLUDE is made with marimba and bamboo flute ensemble. The bamboo is gathered from different cultures of Indonesia. One tone is not for one, one is for all.
3 – BLUE REMINISCENCE was composed by Midori Takada for the reminiscence of Satoshi Ashikawa, who wrote minimal music in 80’s in Tokyo. It starts with his theme “Prelude” and continues to several variations.
4 – SALVE REGINA is composed by Yoriaki Matsudaira for the Mkuwaju Ensemble in the 80’s. The original song was made by one of the oldest Roman-Catholic choirs, around the 11th century.