Sphere (Japan)


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

Karakoro Art Studio, Matsue, Japan
20 March
Taiko Yagura, Matsue Castle, Japan
21 March

Video stills

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.