THE鍵KEY / Tanizaki's 'The Key' / Musical Concept / Theatrical Concept / R&D, Photos, Recordings / Creative Team and Support
The work will take place in four separate rooms of Nakacho House,
a traditional-style Japanese house, featuring an ensemble of four trios.
The trios shall perform simultaneously, relating their characters experience in different rooms.
The performance will be promenade (the audience will be free to move throughout
the rooms and pause to listen to whichever character they wish as the drama unfolds).
Instrumentation has been carefully considered; specific voice types and instruments which match the personalities of the characters and have the capability to convey their varied emotions have been selected. Particular Japanese instruments shall be included as their unique modes of expression and sound qualities make them very well suited to this project. Using them together with western instruments allows for new, unusual pairings and expressive possibilities and also reflects a subtle theme in the novel; a Showa era Japan’s relationship with western influence.