The spoken word, represented by sounds, varies according to individual, country, region, or community. How one hears these sounds also differs. If the language used and its sound changes, does the message it carries also transform? In Ito to Tsunagaru Yume I [Connecting with Thread I], we recited Ten Nights of Dreams – The First Night by Natsume Soseki, accompanied by the sounds of the Stringraphy, a unique contemporary instrument made from silk string and paper cups. In Ito to Tsunagaru Yume III [Connecting with Thread III], we present the same work by Soseki in the Osaka dialect. The Stringraphy emanates sounds that evoke nostalgia, comfort, and uniqueness. The variety of melodies that change to match the sounds of the spoken word can take on both ephemeral and tumultuous qualities. In the first edition, we encountered a beautiful atmosphere shaped by romantic sounds. What sort of atmosphere will this edition in Osaka dialect bring forth?
Performed by Momo Suzuki (Stringgraphy) and Yuko Minami (recitation).
Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
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