I over 40 år har Midori Takada inviteret lytteren indenfor i en meditativ klangverden, hvor oplevelsen af tid udforskes – specielt manifesteret i hovedværket “Through The Looking Glass” (1983). Et værk, der i mange år har været umuligt at opstøve i fysisk format, men som sidste år blev genudgivet via We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records. I den forbindelse startede hun ligeledes sidste år en soloturné, der nu bringer hende til Aarhus!
Interview med Midori Takada
What can the audience expect from the show?
“Sound will vibrate from my body. Then, I hope that the audience can catch this vibration.”
What merch do you bring?
“I will bring my solo album CD, “Tree Of Life”. It’s a beautiful album with many marimba pieces and the artwork was designed by Kohei Sugiura.”
Which song do you prefer performing live?
“All of my pieces that I perform during my performance. This is because they all comprise to be one complete program.”
How have your most recent concerts been?
“Recently, I did a four date tour of cities in Germany and in Geneva. I especially enjoyed performing at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with its state of the art acoustics. Also, UT Connewitz in Leipzig for the Transcentury Update Festival. This venue used to be a silent movie theater that was built over 100 years ago. Although the quality was different, both venue’s sound was so magnificent, it really amazed me.”
Which live act (band and/or artist) is your favorite – and why?
“Gagaku group performance. It is Japanese traditional court music. For instance, Sho player, Mayumi Miyata. I love listening to this music because although it was created over 1,200 years ago, it still continues to evolve.”
What are your plans for the summer and the autumn?
“Recently, I made music for a play, Dionysus with Indonesian actors, directed by Tadashi Suzuki. I am going to work with them this summer in Toga, Japan and in Indonesia. I will also have plans to perform in Israel this autumn.”