Many thanks to Marguerite Paget for letting us know about this great event which will be held at MoMAK (The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto) on October 6th as part of the Nuit Blanche Kyoto arts festival.
The Soldier’s Tale is a theatrical Faustian story of a soldier who sells his prized violin to the devil in return for untold riches. Written in 1918 by C. F. Ramuz and Igor Stravinsky and set against the devastating economic conditions in post World War I Europe it was based on an original Russian folktale The Runaway Soldier and The Devil. Almost 100 years later this new version of The Soldier’s Tale explores this timeless myth of a devil’s bargain and its consequences: would we have sold our soul to the devil?
The concert will be performed as part of October 6th’s Nuit Blanche festivities and features new music by composer/conductor Yannick Paget.
Here are the details:
The Soldier’s tale / The Ronin’s tale, A Mixed Media Performance.
(Nuit Blanche Kyoto)
A first production of N:So Kyoto
5 pm – 9 pm: video installation
7:15 pm: concert.
Free of charge
Venue: MoMAK (The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
First part: The Soldier’s tale
music Igor Stravinsky, text C.F. Ramuz.
Second part: The Ronin’s tale
music Yannick Paget, text Sébastien Raizer
cinematographic creation Alexandre Maubert
Sébastien Raizer, narration.
Alexandre Maubert, vidéo installation.
Sagar Patel, video programming.
N:So Kyoto, orchestra.
Yannick Paget, conductor and percussion.
Sponsor: Buffet Crampon Japan.
Co-organizer: Momak. Nuit Blanche Kyoto, Institut Français.
About Nuit Blanche Kyoto
Nuit Blanche is an evening festival of modern art evoking the original Nuit Blanche celebrations in Kyoto’s sister city, Paris. Kyoto’s Nuit Blanche is focused on emerging Japanese and French artists who have created a varied program which will be held at Kyoto’s most famous heritage spots and art venues. The program includes free dance and circus performances, exhibitions, and outdoor projection mapping. This is the 7th celebration of Nuit Blanche Kyoto and this year’s theme is “Landscape, the city in movement”. The opening ceremony for Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2017 will be held at 6 pm on Friday October 6th at the Kyoto International Manga Museum. For further details visit the Nuit Blanche Kyoto website.