Sounds from the Strange Forest (soft control)

  • September 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Living Japanese composers navigate similar tensions to those found in Murakami’s artwork: the dangers and delights of both the natural and technological worlds, the reconciliation of tradition with the global marketplace, and the struggle to preserve the unique sensibility of Japanese culture within a modern context. From Joji Yuasa’s pioneering electronic sounds to the cultural challenges of Ken Ueno’s work, Sounds Modern will present a diverse selection of recent Japanese music that sheds light on the context of Murakami’s work.

The most up-to-the-minute and least predictable concert music series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sounds Modern explores links between contemporary music and visual arts, connecting thematically to exhibits at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. Directed by flutist and modern music guru Elizabeth McNutt, Sounds Modern brings a sonic dimension to the groundbreaking artwork presented at the Modern. 

Free of charge and open to the public.