Music for Environment

Sound Project & Performance
Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Organized by Music for Environment, Mito Arts Foundation
Web Site:
Main Artwork: Hikaru Harada
Design: Yusuke Shono

As various arts and cultural events continue to be significantly affected by the COVID-19 situation, sites for music have also been compelled to evolve their format and role in a way that would allow them to coexist with the unforeseeable changes waiting ahead. Music for Environment -Sprout sounds, Resonate scapes-, which will be held at the Plaza, Art Tower Mito as a coinciding program of Michikusa: Walks with the Unknown, is an event that reconsiders the relationship between music and the genvironmenth that surrounds our world in the time of dramatic change. By featuring performances of three artists/musicians, this program seeks to present diverse approaches and sensibilities on sound and space, presenting their commonality and differences to the audience. This program seeks to embark on this adventure of laying the groundwork for new music in future domains alongside the audience while appreciating the reality of an environment that is set in motion through the act of glistening.h

Also, The original mixes of fellow artists will be regularly made available. Currently, an audio mix containing unreleased music by Yutaka Hirose, the artist who has attracted much attention for the reissue of Nova{4 for the first time in 33 years, has been uploaded. Music that will be released in the future includes an audio mix of Spencer Doran(Visible Cloaks), who is known for his mastery of Ambient music and culture, that has drawn inspiration from the architecture of Arata Isozaki who designed Art Tower Mito.

[participating artists]

EHideki Umezawa+Yoichi Kamimura+Takehito Koganezawa
EShuta Hasunuma
EKazunori Toganoki (DJ)