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TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 3

Chaconne: where something resonates


  • Date:
    2014.07.26(Sat) - 2014.07.27(Sun)
    Free (*Reservation required)
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Shibuya
    Saori Nakazawa

Violinist, Saori Nakazawa took part in TWS Local Creator Residency Program in 2013. During her residency, she met a lot of creators from other fields than music, and was stimulated by their activities and through conversation with them.

Taking up J.S. Bach's famous "Chaconne" as a theme, here she creates a multi-media performance which music, video projection, and poetry reading blend in.

Chaconne is a musical form in triple time whose repetitive passage of bass-line generates variations and harmonic progressions.
Playing J.S. Bach's "Chaconne" many times, Saori came to feel something infinite--cycle of nature and large flow of life-- in the repetition of the passage.

This performance features the famous "Chaconne" and poems written after the disaster by Ryoichi Wago, poet living in Fukushima. Nakazawa tries to express unending flowing time which enfolds absurdities inside.


July 26 (Sat.), 2014| 18:00-
July 27 (Sun.), 2014| 15:00-/ 18:00-

*Performance duration: 45 mins

Saori Nakazawa (Violin)
Yuto Sakurai (Percussion)
Ryoichi Wago (Poetry Reading) *July 26 (Sat.) only

■Ryoichi Wago appears on July 26 (Sat.) as a special performer to read his own poetry!

[Ticket Booking]
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*Booking of each performance will be closed by 17:00 on the day before the performance or as soon as the seats are fully reserved.

*All the performances were finished. 


Saori NAKAZAWA_web.jpgSaori Nakazawa (violin)

Saori studied at the Toho Gakuen School of Music from the age of 8, through pre college, high school and college under Akuri Suzuki and Akiko Tatsumi. She won prizes in the Student Music Concours of Japan, the
Omagari Music Festival Competition, and the Japan-Austria Cultural
Association Fresh Concert audition. She has performed in many venues and festivals as a chamber musician, including Saito Kinen Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bordeaux Musiques Festival in Yokohama.
Saori is also actively performing in projects and premiering new music by contemporary composers such as R.Campo, A.Gondai, and T.Ichiyanagi. She had participated in Courchevel International Music Academy, Biarritz International Music Academy, Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, Intenational Ensemble Modern Academy. Member of . Tokyo Wonder Site creator in residence 2013.


YutoSakurai_web.jpg      Yuto Sakurai (Percussion)       


 Wago_Ryoichi_web.jpg  Ryoichi Wago (Poet)