Thanks to Marguerite Paget for sending in details on the second movement of composer Yannick Paget’s multi-media symphony, Consciousness. The second movement at Kyoto Art Center on June 24th, 25th, and 26th will explore quantum physics and string theory in a collaboration with physicist Koji Hashimoto and the ceramist Toru Kurokawa. Details below!
Music meets Physics and Ceramics
The second movment of Yannick Paget‘s new large-scale musical and multimedia work. QUANTUM takes the audience on a trip to explore microscopic matter and its oscillation. In collaboration with the physicist Koji Hashimoto and the ceramicist Toru Kurokawa.
This special collaboration with the ceramist Toru Kurokawa consists of a 3-day exhibition and an audio installation presenting a series of ceramics based on string theory.Quantum physics and string theory will be brought to life through Yannick Paget’s daily performance set in the exhibition: using percussion, electronic music, and a new ceramic instrument created through the collaboration of Kurokawa and Paget.
– Toru Kurokawa: ceramist
– Koji Hashimoto, physicist, adviser
– Hitomi Kiuchi: lighting
Exhibition: 10:00 – 17:00
Performance: 19:00 (doors open at 18:30)
Exhibition: 10:00 – 13:00
Performance: 15:00 (doors open at 14:30)
Adults: ¥2,500 / Students: ¥1,500 */ Under 15 years old: free *
Kyoto Art Center Ticket office: 10:00-20:00
*– 15 years old may be required to present a proof of age.
Co-program 2022 Category D “KAC Selection” adopted project
“Consciousness” a String Theory Symphony is an immersive, multi-dimensional piece, composed of five performances with transdisciplinary collaborations that mix acoustic musicians, spatial music and sound and video installations. The music is based on the innovative musical language created by Yannick Paget, in close collaboration with the physicist Koji Hashimoto. This language transcribes the principles of The String Theory into musical scales and chords which create the base of the performance pieces.
Yannick Paget is an eclectic French musician who pursues simultaneous careers as a classical music conductor, a composer and a performer. Recent concerts include Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with actor Shinichi Tsutsumi or concerts with Ken Watanabe in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Conceptualizing a free and decompartmentalized vision of music, Yannick Paget leads many projects in the field of contemporary creation as a composer, conductor and instrumentalist (percussionist) and in particular with his ensemble N’SO KYOTO.
Born in 1973, a Japanese specialist in String Theory. He received his PhD from Kyoto University in 2000. He has worked at the University of California, University of Tokyo, RIKEN, and joined Osaka University in 2012 as a professor. More recently, in 2021 Hashimoto was appointed to Kyoto University as a professor of Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Physics.
Toru Kurokawa creates sculptures under the theme of “Savage Math” based on the bodily sensations and the mechanics of the materials. He has participated as an artist in residence in 10 countries throughout Asia and the Middle East, exploring ancient philosophies and forms, also exploring points of contact between physics and mathematics. His works feature internal and external shapes such as the Klein Bottle and Mobius strip.
1984 Born in Kyoto, Japan / 2009 M.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts / 2021 Topology, Ginza Tsutaya Books, Tokyo / Set Theory, Kusakabe Gallery, Kyoto / 2022 Rising Talent Awards Craft, Maison&Objet Paris, France.
Movement III. DUAL RESONANCE (2022.9/23 − 10/2)
co-organizer: Nuit Blanche Kyoto
Venue: Ryosokuin Temple