A music installation for video, miniature percussion, violin and harp taking place in far west Japan.
Yakumo Honjin is inspired by a 280 year old samurai hotel located on Lake Shinji. The work evolved from a creative development residency which took place in the samurai hotel in 2007. The result was a series of performances and projection based installation presented at Karakoro Art Studio in Matsue exploring the concept of ‘oku’ – or hidden – a theory which informs traditional architecture, garden design and music.
Director/composer – David Young
Instrument design – Rosemary Joy
Violin – Yasutaka Hemmi (Japan)
Harp – Takayo Matsumura (Japan)
Percussion – Eugene Ughetti & Matthias Schack-Arnott
Video artist – Peter Humble
Wood instrument construction – Adam Stewart