Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Isabella B Ramos
Imagined Sceneries is a work written by composer Dr. Koji Nakano of Burapha University, Thailand for two sopranos, koto, light percussion, narrations, soundscapes recorded in Kyoto, Japan in December 2015, and digital projections of Ebina Masao’s 1953 print series Tale of Genji. Imagined Sceneries’ reimagining and “re-sounding” of Heian Kyoto relies on a balance between what is imagined and what is experienced in performance. Its many elements collectively explore multiple layers of Japanese histories, soundscapes, environments, and sensibilities. Using Michel de Certeau’s concepts of the city, this thesis journeys through Nakano’s imagined spaces.
Ramos, Isabella, "Walking in The City: Koji Nakano’s Reimagining and Re-Sounding of The Tale Of Genji" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1037.
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