ジャポニスム2018|Japonismes 2018

  • Performing Arts
  • September 3, 2018 Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, September 6, 2018 Le Conservatoire de Strasbourg – Cité de la musique et de la danse

Imperial Gagaku

Gagaku performance by the Music Department, Board of the Ceremonies, Imperial Household Agency
Period:“The world’s oldest orchestra”, originally performed for the Imperial Court, aristocrats and in leading shrines and temples in Japan since the Heian period: (797–1185), now comes to life in Paris.

The Music Department, Board of the Ceremonies, Imperial Household Agency, has preserved this tradition with a history of well over a thousand years. They will perform kangen (instrumental ensemble), bugaku (dance and music) and kayo (songs and chanted poetry) at Philharmonie de Paris. In 2009, Gagaku was added to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage as a traditional performing art for its historical and artistic value. This “classical music of the modern age” reflects the history of many of the regions in ancient Asia, and is drawing the attention of music enthusiasts throughout the world. “The world’s oldest orchestra” with graceful songs and dances and spectacular costumes will come to life in contemporary Paris.

Paris
・Period:
 September 3, 2018
・Venue:
 Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris
・Organized by:
 The Japan Foundation, Imperial Household Agency, Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris
・In cooperation with:
 KAJIMOTO, Hisashi Ito & Co.
・In conjunction with:
 Music Department, Board of the Ceremonies, Imperial Household Agency

Strasbourg
・Period:
 September 6, 2018
・Venue:
 Le Conservatoire de Strasbourg – Cité de la musique et de la danse
・Organized by:
 The Japan Foundation, Imperial Household Agency, The City of Strasbourg, Le Conservatoire de Strasbourg
・In cooperation with:
 KAJIMOTO, Hisashi Ito & Co., Consulate General of Japan in Strasbourg, Centre Européen d’Etudes Japonaises d’Alsace (CEEJA)
・In conjunction with:
 Music Department, Board of the Ceremonies, Imperial Household Agency
・Concert recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris on September 03, 2018
 https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/concert/1085288/gagaku-imperial.html
 
 
(Updated: 10/1/2018)