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Workshop: Noh Music

Introduction to Rhythm and Pulse

Noh Reimagined

Sat 22 Jun
Contemporary

Workshop: Noh Music

Introduction to Rhythm and Pulse

Noh Reimagined

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience demonstrations and participate in a hands-on workshop led by renowned Noh musicians. Learn the unique rhythm, pitch, kakegoe (drum call), ma (space), and orchestration of Noh music, and join the Noh musicians using you voices and air drumming to perform highlights from the Noh Play ‘Kinuta’, which will be performed later in the evening.


For over a century, Noh has inspired composers such as Benjamin Britten, Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis. Pierre Boulez, in his essays, praised Noh as the pinnacle of non-Western art highlighting its unique solutions to transcending the spoken and the sung, surpassing the limitations seen in Baroque recitative and Schoenberg’s Sprechstimme.
This is a wonderful opportunity for people interested in various genres of music, as well as for professional musicians and composers to explore and experiment with the norms of their own work.

Workshop leaders: 
Tatsushi Narita, kotsuzumi shoulder drum
Tetsuya Yamamoto, otsuzumi hip drum
Yasuhiro Sakoh, nohkan flute
Yasuki Kobayakawa, Noh chant

Participants will receive workshop material to review beforehand. The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes. 

About Noh Reimagined  

Curated and produced by Akiko Yanagisawa (Mu Arts) in partnership with Kings Place, Noh Reimagined festival unwraps the art of Noh, the iconic theatrical tradition that originated in fourteenth-century Japan.

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Date:Sat 22 Jun
Start time:3.30pm (Doors: 3pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room
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