5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Aratani Theatre 244 S. San Pedro St.
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is excited to partner with premier music and arts universities Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) and the University of Southern California (USC) in presenting a two-day program on January 13th and 15th entitled "Visual Euphony: Animation & Music," bringing together emerging talent in the fields of music and animation from both Japan and the United States.
Program 1 | January 13
In "Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' Live Animation Concert," students and faculty from the music departments of Tokyo Geidai and USC, two of the most prestigious music programs in the world, will perform a musical program of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi at The Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. This is the North American premiere of this exciting multimedia collaboration between two of the finest music and arts universities in the world.
This event will feature a true visual euphony performance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." Using Yamaha's "score following" technology, an AI program that listens and continually synchronizes the animation with music, each season will be accompanied by animated films by renowned independent animators.
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), with accompanying animations by:
- Spring - Anna Budanova (Russia)
- Summer - Priit & Olga Pärn (Estonia)
- Autumn - Atsushi Wada (Japan)
- Winter - Theodore Ushev (Bulgaria)
Concertmaster: Kazuki Sawa
Artistic Director: Koji Yamamura
Producer: Mitsuko Okamoto
Technical Director: Takashi Kiriyama
Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Instrumental Music
Yukino Nakamura, Vn. Solo "Autumn" /Master of Music, 1st Year
Ririko Takagi, Vn. Solo "Summer" /Bachelor of Music, 4th Year
Yui Imagawa, Vla. /Master of Music, 1st Year
Yuno Ambo, Vc. /Bachelor of Music, 4th Year
Tomoya Takamoto, Cb. / Bachelor of Music, 2nd Year
University of Southern California, USC Thornton School of Music
Sydney Mariano, Vn. Solo "Winter" /Bachelor of Music, 4th Year
Kevin Hsu, Vla. /Graduate Certificate, 2nd Year
Stella Cho, Vc. /Doctor of Musical Arts, 2nd Year
Thomas Mellan, Cemb./Master of Music, 2nd Year
Hosted by: Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), University of Southern California & JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Technical support by: Center of Innovation Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), Yamaha Corporation, Supported by: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), Sponsored by: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., TAKAGI CO., LTD.
Registration is closed.
Program 2 | January 15
In "An Evening of Animation | Student Works from Japan and the US," visionary young talents from Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) and the University of Southern California (USC), as well as the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), will unveil their next-generation animated creations. The screening will be followed by a live animation concert of "Autumn" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, performed by students and faculty from Tokyo Geidai. Check Event for details.