Etsuko Takezawa. Photo by Soundscapes.

Verity, who recently returned to Tottenham after a decade living in Japan, has collaborated with three animators and one traditional Japanese dancer to create four sonic installations which present an alternative take on classical Japanese music.

This intriguing and immersive event will bring together a mix of world-class British and Japanese traditional musicians and artists.

Ko Ishikawa. Photo by Soundscapes.

The line-up will include Etsuko Takezawa playing the koto (Japanese harp), KoIshikawa on sho (Japanese mouth organ), Clive Bell on shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and Liam Noble on piano.


The event will feature intimate live performances as well as visual artwork and spoken word and the audience are encouraged to ‘embrace the dark and mysterious’.

To accompany this event, local café Sushiheads will be selling authentic Japanese cuisine.

Verity’s previous two Soundscapes events were held last year at All Hallows Church and drew a crowd of over 120 people.

This new work hopes to build on the success of the previous Soundscapes by introducing experimental music and animation to the local community.

Words by Jessica Louise Brown
Photos by Soundscapes

Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime takes place at 7pm on February 25th at T Chances, 399 High Road, N17 6QN Tickets on the door for £8 or £6 (concessions)