Friday 20th May to Friday 3rd June 2011
ThePrintSPace Gallery
74 Kingsland Road
E2 8DL London

From 20th May to 3rd June, 100 images of Japan taken over a period of 13 years by award-winning photographer Jason Hindley, will be exhibited at the PrintSpace Gallery in Shoreditch, London. All proceeds from the print sales will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to purchase the exhibited prints at an affordable charity price.

Familiar and Distant is a compilation of Hindley’s personal photographs taken during his various trips to Japan, a country where he finds a constant source of inspiration. Blurring the boundaries between carefully framed still life photography and snapshots of fleeting moments of the mundane, Hindley’s images quietly observe the daily humdrum of Japan to reflect what could be described as unnoticeable fragments of everyday life; a theme that reappears in Hindley’s work time and again. Seemingly familiar views of backstreets, public spaces, and people going about their daily life reveal subtle details in an intimate and yet reserved manner, conveying a unique sense of everyday Japan.

“I draw from the familiarity and accessibility I sense as a repeated visitor to Japan. This juxtaposed with a feeling of resigned distance inherent in being a ‘foreigner’ fuels my impulse to capture what I observe”, explains Hindley. With Familiar and Distant and it’s collection of 100 images taken in Japan, Hindley hopes to make a contribution to the Japan Tsunami Appeal and support the country which has given him continuous inspiration.

PRIVATE VIEW:
19th May 2011 – 7pm

www.jasonhindley.com

 

Monday 9th May 2011 – 19:30
Holst Hall, James Allen’s Girls’ School
144 East Dulwich Grove
London , SE22 8TE

www.jags.org.uk/02086931181

Japanese Classical Musicians and actors are going to be performing to raise money for the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. The concert will include some classical music repertoire and Japanese folk music with Japanese literature readings. This concert is free of charge. Donations will be collected at the concert.

Program
J.S Bach Chaconne BWV1004 (arr.Imanishi)
R.Schumann Widmung, Der Nuβnaum, Die Lotusblume from Myrthen Op.25
Schumann-Liszt Widmug
Wagner-Liszt Isode’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isode
F.Chopin Nocturne in C minor Op.48
H.Howells Sonatina for Piano Movement 3

Japanese Literature Reading:
Traditional Song Ama sung by Tanroh Ishida
Takemitsu Londonderry air arr.Takemitsu
Y.Nakada Kirito hanashita
H.Kobayashi Karamatsu
T.Okano Oborozukiyo
R.Taki Kojo no tsuki arr.Imanishi

Artists:
TAICHI IMANISHI Marimba
SACHIKA TANIYAMA Piano
SHINGO NISHIZAWA Tenor
MAI TANAKA Piano
TANROH ISHIDA Kyogen Actor
NICK ERRINGTON Actor

Contact:
sachikapianica@me.com / 07515821942

Poster here.

 

To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the german electronic label Raster-Noton have confirmed a line-up for the opening night of Short Circuit Festival, which features the premier of Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s new piece, plus performances from Anne James Chaton, Grischa Lichtenberger, Atom TM, Byetone and Mark Fell.
Opening with the world premiere of Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s fifth collaborative release on Raster-Noton, this is an unusual creative partnership between the oscar-prize honored film composer Sakamoto and the fine artist and electronic music pioneer Carsten Nicolai.

The Short-Circuit Festival organization have kindly offered Japan Society members the chance to win on of 5 pairs of tickets to the event.

To enter – simply send your name, email address, daytime telephone number and the name of your nearest venue to john.toppon@japansociety.org.uk by 5.30pm on Monday 9th May 2011. If you do not have an email, please telephone the Japan Society office on 020 7828 6330. The winner will be chosen at random and notified accordingly. Tickets will be available to pick up from the box office on the day.

Event details here.

 
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