Thursday, July 28
Yota Kobayashi, Aiko Hatanaka, Mark Takeshi McGregor, Ryo Kanda
Studio Programsounds
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Anvil Centre - Free Admission

We are pleased to welcome Studio Programsounds for an Artist Talk; each talking about their practice and the creation of Kūsou.

Studio Programsounds, the Kūsou/空相 production team, was formed through an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of four artists from Japan and Canada.
Aiko Hatanaka - Japanese Calligraphy
Mark Takeshi McGregor - Flute
Ryo Kanda - Visual Program
Yota Kobayashi - Soundscape Design, Conception, Direction

July 28 - August 3
Anvil Theatre

Kūsou/空相 is an immersive technology-based installation blending Japanese calligraphy and western flute. The calligraphy is represented as dynamic 3D objects through real-time computer graphics and rendered spatially in the exhibit space as a continuously transforming visual scenery. Primary visual and sound sources are 160 pieces of Japanese calligraphy and 665 phrases of Western flute.

The installation is produced by Studio Programsounds and presented in collaboration with the Powell Street Festival Society, New Media Gallery, Anvil Centre, and Formscape Arts Society with financial and in-kind support from Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver New Music, ICICS, University of British Columbia- School of Music, Consulate General of Japan, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.