In association with Sphere


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 has evolved from a creative development residency which took place in the samurai hotel in 2007. The result is 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. The outcomes were toured to Japan in 2009.


Director/composer – David Young
Instrument design – Rosemary Joy
Violin – Yasutaka Hemmi
Harp – Takayo Matsumura
Percussion – Eugene Ughetti & Matthias Schack-Arnott
Video artist – Peter Humble
Wood instrument construction – Adam Stewart

Creative Development, Japan

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.