Talk

TALK

February 9 Harmonies in Japanese and Aboriginal Australian Music
February 23 Discover Goma’s Story
March 10 Ainu Sounds: Indigenous Music from Japan
     

Panel Talk:

Harmonies in Japanese and Aboriginal Australian Music

Matthew Doyle, Riley Lee, Allan Marett
9 February 2017
In a panel hosted by Professor Allan Marett (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee and acclaimed indigenous performing artist Matthew Doyle will discuss cross-cultural musical collaborations with Japanese and Indigenous Australian musical instruments. The talk will conclude with a short shakuhachi and didgeridoo performance by Riley Lee and Matthew Doyle.
 
L: Matthew Doyle at the NAIDOC 2016 opening ceremony in Sydney (Photo by Noel Fisher).
R: Riley Lee in concert, The Beauty of 8 (Source: TaikOz website).
 

Details:

Dates:
Thursday, 9 February 2017  
Time: 6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Admission: Free, bookings essential
Bookings/Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
 

Artist Talk

Discover Goma’s Story

23 February 2017
From his first encounter with the didgeridoo to his foray into visual art, hear Goma's story up close and personal in this intimate talk with the musician himself. Discover his incredible journey of reclaiming his life and learning to live with severe memory loss after a near-fatal car accident in 2009.
 
Image courtesy of the artist

Details:

Dates:
Thursday, 23 February 2017  
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm (Doors open 6pm)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Admission: Free, bookings essential
Bookings/Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
 

Talk Event

Ainu Sounds: Indigenous Music from Japan

Nobuhiko ‘Sanpe’ Chiba
10 March 2017
Touching on the culture and values of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, this event offers a privileged glimpse into Ainu musical traditions. Performer and researcher Nobuhiko Chiba (Ainu name: Sanpe) will illuminate Ainu culture's intriguing approach to music and song, followed by live demonstrations of Ainu instruments: the tonkori and mukkuri.
 

About the instruments

The tonkori is a traditional five-stringed harp unique to northern Japan’s indigenous Ainu culture. The repetition of simple melodies on the harp is said to evoke a variety of different landscapes. In addition to the tonkori, Ainu music often features a small instrument called a mukkuri, which is a type of mouth harp (similar to a Jew’s harp) made from bamboo. Unlike the didgeridoo, where noises and vocalisations are produced by the player and resonated through the instrument, the mukkuri works by creating sound which is then resonated in the player’s mouth.

 
Image courtesy of the artist

Details:

Dates:
Friday, March 10 2017  
Time: 6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Admission: Free, bookings essential
Bookings/Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
 
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