Tokyo venues thinking outside the box

EXCERPT:

Great music has the ability to transport you to a different place. Sometimes quite literally. Over the last few months, some interesting aural performances have been happening in venues that are not known for – or built for – live music.

One example is the Soundgardening series (pictured above) happening in the teahouse of Kiyosumi Teien in Kiyosumi Shirakawa. Like Shinjuku Gyoen, Kiyosumi Teien is a manicured garden with a traditional tea house overlooking its koi-filled pond. Artist Philippe Chatelain turns this quiet setting into a private listening area for digital musicians to create and share. Each member of the audience is provided with a champagne tasting (from sponsor Laurent-Perrier) and a pair of headphones. Like the Silent Disco of this summer, Soundgardening performances happen only in the ears of those present so that the ducks and cranes (and neighbors) a few paces away remain undisturbed.

Read the full piece at Japan Pulse.

Tokyo venues thinking outside the box | Japan Pulse

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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