TOKYO MEETS BERLINERS…. OPENING PARTY VOL.1

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1月17日(土)、第一回目のプロジェクトのスタートを折念した、オープニングパーティーを開催!DJに、独創的なセンスで新旧のハウスを織り交ぜ、ワイルドなミックスを武器にしたグルーヴを生み出すプレイスタイルで、世界中で注目を集めるベルリン在住の日本人DJ、TOMOKI TAMURAを迎えます。ぜひお誘い合わせのうえ、お越し下さい!

We will hold an opening party on JAN. 17th (Sat.), to celebrate the launch of our first project! We will welcome DJ TOMOKI TAMURA, who is also a credible producer, label owner, and promoter for our night. His unique raw take on house music has earned enormous praise from underground music lovers. Come and join us for this night!

TOMOKI TAMURA Website : http://www.tomokitamura.com/

Address: Torstraße161, 10115 Berlin

Japan Festival Berlin 2015

From 24 to 25 January 2015 the Japan Festival Berlin takes place in the Urania on four levels, two big stages and in several event halls, showing the diversity of Japan in the fields of art, culture, lifestyle and tourism. A total of 250 artists, musicians, dancers, designers and performers offer non-stop live performanceson 2 stages for 36 hours.

Thinking of ENERGY from the perspective of Fukishima

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16.10. – 13.11. 2014
Auswärtiges Amt / Federal Foreign Office(ドイツ連邦共和国 外務省)
Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin

地震によって引き起こされた津波による福島の原子力発電所の事故は日本に住む人だけでなく、世界中に大きな問題を提起しました。
エネルギー資源の乏しい経済大国、日本にとって、人々が求めている現在の豊かな社会を維持するにはエネルギーが不可欠です。コストが安く、Co2を出さない原子力エネルギーは廃棄物の問題を除けば、とても魅力です。しかし、我々は安全と思っていた原発事故により大きな問題を突き付けられました。現在、世界の多くの国で代替エネルギーへの挑戦が始まり、エネルギーは人類にとって早急の問題となっています。そして、地球に住む私達は問題に気付いているにもかかわらず、あたかも何も問題が無いかのように日々の生活を送っています。
この展覧会では、団DANSの新進作家達が作品を通じて、エネルギー問題への葛藤、将来への展望や希望を取り上げています。この展覧会がエネルギー問題を考えるチャンスになる事を希望しています。

The accident of nuclear power station in Fukushima, caused by tsunami following the big earthquake raised a problem not only in Japan but also the countries all over the world.
For Japanese, who live in a country which has an economic power but hasn’t any oil, energy is indispensable to keep our affluent life. The nuclear power, which is low cost and Co2 free, is tempting though it has an unsolved problem of its waste. We believed that nuclear power was very safe until the crisis happened. In many countries in the world are challenging alternative energies as the energy problem is a very urgent issue for human beings. But most of us, who lives in this world, is spending everyday as if nothing serious is happening.
The emerging Japanese artists of Dandans, show their conflict, aspect and hope for the future through their art works. We hope this exhibition propose a chance to think over the energy together.

アーティストトーク/Artist Talk
2014年11月11日
17:00 – 19:00
参加者:団DANS オーガナイザー麻生和子/団DANS 作家
場所:ドイツ連邦共和国 外務省内
事前申し込み不要 通訳有り
Tuesday11 November 2014
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Visitors center Werderscher Markt 1
with Ms. Kazuko ASO, organizer of DANDANS and artists of DANDANS
at Visitors center in the Lichthof, Werderscher Markt 1
Registration is not required
With consecutive interpretation (J-G)

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Emi Hariyama is back at the Berliner Philharmonie

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Holm Birkholz, who has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker for many years, is not only a dedicated violinist but also a composer. He finds his experiences as an orchestral musician just as inspiring as Japanese culture, whose spirituality decisively shapes his music. His dance suite “Blossom Dreams – Four Seasons”, which he will present together with the dancer Emi Hariyama at this portrait concert, leads visually and musically through the Japanese seasons.

Holm Birkholz – Solo Violin and Bells

Emi Hariyama – Dance and Choreographer

A Portrait of Holm Birkholz – Blossom Dreams

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Mandala (2n Version for solo violin and bell in d’, 2012) commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

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Blütenträume – Vier Jahreszeiten (Blosom Dreams) Dance Suite for solo dance, solo violin and bells in f and d, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

“It’s always a wonderful feeling for me as a 1/128 particle of this great musical ensemble to be able to experience how our individual characters achieve a collective vibration when we make music on stage and become completely at one with the music.” Holm Birkholz has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1982 – a time period that has given the violinist and composer more than three decades of inspiration: “Besides the great artistic impressions in the midst of this unique orchestra sound, I was strongly shaped by many years working jointly with the first concertmaster Toru Yasunaga, for whom I was able to write many pieces and through whom I was afforded intense access to Japanese (and Asian) civilisation, which made a lasting impression on me and my musical language.”

Toru Yasunaga, who left the Berlin Philharmonic in 2009, also introduced Holm Birkholz to the internationally renowned dancer Emi Hariyama, who can be experienced in this portrait concert as well with works commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation. The evening will kick off with excerpts from Birkholz’s revised Mandala cycle for solo violin and bell in d, premiered when leave was taken from Toru Yasunaga in the Chamber Music Hall. There follows the dance suite Blütenträume [Blossom Dreams] for solo dance, solo violin and bells in f and d, leading listeners musically through the Japanese seasons, starting with springlike Cherry Blossom Dreams, to Lotus Flowers in the Heat of Summer and Chrysanthemums in the Fall Sun to Plum Blossoms in Snow.

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 8 p.m.
Kammermusiksaal
Serie Q: Prisma Kammermusik
10 to 26 €

Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1
10785 Berlin
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 30 254 88-0

http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/concerts/calendar/details/20623/