At the Core

Arditti Quartet & Kenta Kojiri

To be performed on a chamber music stage, the programme features Japanese dancer / choregrapher Kenta Kojiri and the works he created for two quartet pieces by
Wolfgang Rihm:

Geste zu Vedova (11‘)
String Quartet No.3 Im Innersten (30‘) (‘At the Core’)

Ideally, these pieces with dance form the second half of a chamber concert, which can be paired with works by the Japanese composers Nishimura and Hosokawa.
Creation note:

The shock of hearing this music, String Quartet No.3 Im Innersten for the first time and the title of "At the Core" captured the curiosity in the back corner of my mind. In our daily lives, we prioritize controlling our emotions in order to maintain order rather than exposing them to the world. If those unreleased emotions exist in our hearts... I want to tell people that it is beautiful to see human beings exposing their emotions through dance (music and their bodies), because in today's society, emotionless media such as social networking sites have become commonplace. In Geste zu Vedova, [Gesture to Vedova] composed in 2015, I teamed up with a programmer to conceive a choreographic idea by creating notations in a modern way, creating a material body itself, in contrast to Im Innersten.

- Kenta Kojiri

︎︎︎︎ Excerpt from the premiere in Japan 2019

Upcoming European premiere performances in Paris:

presented by the Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris and Centre National de la Danse

Wed 21.06. and Tues 22.06.23  20H

︎ Satoshi Aoyagi