Imago Dei Festival, Krems, Ausutria
Easter sound fire Performance “do n do”
Perform Akio Suzuki Hiromi Miyakita
SATURDAY 19. APRIL 2014 start 7:00pm 25euros
at Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche
In cooperation with AIR Artist-In-Residence Krems
Through bamboo humanity entered the world – according to the belief of the people from the Indian Andaman Islands; the baby moon princess of the Japanese fairy tale world Taketori Monogatari is found inside a bamboo cane; bamboo is a good luck charm and symbolic for a long life. In the form of drums, maracas, flutes, and zithers, bamboo puts on oscillating musical shapes. At New Year’s and religious holiday celebrations in Japan and China, burning bamboo unfolds explosive sound agglomerations and festoons. As a kid in Japan, Akio Suzuki was impressed by this kind of bamboo fireworks music. Exclusively for Imago Dei, the phenomenal musician, sound artist and instrument constructor Suzuki draws from this childhood memory to create a performance in the inner courtyard of the Minorite monastery entitled “do n do”, dondo-yaki being the name of the costumes worn at the fiery celebrations in Japan. Suzuki takes himself as well as the Japanese dancer Hiromi Miyakita and the festival audience to Paradise and to Utopia with a ritual where burning bamboo twigs emit sparks and sounds and choreography captures and fills the entire place – a bonfire of joyful celebrations lighting up holiday traditions from various cultures. And the Easter Vigil miracle begins.