Voices of Hiroshima ...words of the victims, the witnesses and the creators
featuring: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa (taiko), Colleen Lanki (voice), and Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos (shakuhachi)
Friday January 27, 2012 - 7 to 9pm
(concert starts at 8pm)
UBC Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver)
$20 regular & $15 students/seniors/MOA members
price includes admission to the MOA galleries including ひろしまhiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako
In conjunction with the UBC Museum of Anthropology's stunning photographic exhibition ひろしまhiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako, TomoeArts and the MOA present The Voices of Hiroshima a concert performance reflecting on the events of August 6, 1945 and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
This performance combines traditional Japanese music from the Hiroshima region with new compositions by Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos, featuring taiko, yokobue and shakuhachi.
Woven through the music are texts from the personal and public accounts of those involved with the creation and dropping of the world's first atomic bomb: segments of US President Truman's diaries and speeches, reflections of the scientists that created "the gadget," fragments of the transcripts from the flight of Enola Gay as the crew released "Little Boy," and accounts from Hiroshima the moment the bomb reached its destination.
Voices of Hiroshima provides food for thought on the creation and effects of the atomic bomb, and gives space to reflect on its meaning and implications.
See the MOA site for details on the hiroshima exhibit and related events.
more on the artists...
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos work together as the duo MARU. To hear some of their music see the MARU myspace page.
Alcvin runs shakuhachi classes and retreats...more at http://www.bamboo-in.com/
Colleen is the artistic director of TomoeArts, and a professional theatre artist. Her website: http://www.colleenlanki.com/