Masayoshi Fujita - Japan / Germany - 23 September - Masayoshi Fujita - Japan / Germany - 23 September

"This reminds me of the scene in Spirited Away where Chihiro reaches swamp bottom and the walking lamp guides them through the forest."

Masayoshi Fujita

Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin with a penchant for charting new territories in sound. While both his collaboration with German experimentalist Jan Jelinek and his El Fog solo project were often filtered by electronics, Fujita’s latest work rejects the modern inference. Released on Erased Tapes, Apologues, instead evokes a classical purity, offering us a portrait of his glistening musicianship. Fujita’s compositions have foregrounded the vibraphone, which is traditionally a supportive instrument. His experimentations which have seen the instrument prepared with strings of beads and strips of foil draw focus to its materiality. Without abandoning its intrinsic character, the distortions expand the instrument’s repertoire to new depths. The pursuit is rippling serenity, fleeting harmony and fluid recollections located in vast soundscapes

This project is presented in the framework of SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe)



23 September


Theater aan het Spui - Zaal 2

20:05 - 21:05