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World Premiere of Android Opera® “MIRROR”

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composer SHIBUYA Keiichiro’s and Alter 3 return to the UAE for a spectacular opera marvel at Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, UAE-:  Japanese musician and composer SHIBUYA Keiichiro of Android Opera will present a world premiere of his new Android Opera®︎ MIRROR at Expo 2020 Dubai at 18:30, on Wednesday 2nd March 2022, at the Jubilee Stage. Presented by Japan Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai, Alter 3, the android performer, will be surrounded by SHIBUYA Keiichiro piano and computer, monks led by Eizen Fujiwara, a performer of the 1200-year-old Buddhist music called Shomyo, as well as a 45-member NSO Symphony Orchestra (UAE).

 “MIRROR” is a culmination of Shibuya’s work, which explores a new model of artistic harmony by combining a diversity of peoples and cultures, latest technology and oldest traditional Buddhist music. Complementing Shibuya’s piano, electronic sounds and NSO Symphony Orchestra, Alter 3 will sing AI-generated texts accompanied by Nanzan Shinryu Shomyo, the voices of Koyasan’s Buddhist music.

French visual artist Justine Emard, who has collaborated with SHIBUYA Keiichiro for many years, will oversee visual projections focused on real-time facial expressions of the android. The visual effect is maximized with diffuse lighting effects projected throughout the venue and onto the android. Mixed with 3D images of temples and shrines in Koyasan, the impressive filmic lighting on Alter 3, complimented with extraordinary digitally composed electronic sounds is an experiential model of harmony that never existed before.

Android Opera® “MIRROR”

The Android Opera® “MIRROR”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfiEoLiTRno

Lyrics

Android is a mirror.
Music is a mirror.
It is a reflection of yourselves.
What is the boundary between existence and non-existence?
What is the boundary between past and future? And where do they exist?
Let’s celebrate this new experience together.

Event: SHIBUYA Keiichiro Android Opera®︎ “MIRROR

Date: Saturday 2 March 2022, 18:30-19:00

Venue: Jubilee Stage, Expo 2020 Dubai

Presented by: Japan Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

Performers

  • SHIBUYA, Keiichiro – Musician, composer
  • Alter 3 (Supported by mixi, Inc.)
  • Buddhist Music
  • NSO Symphony Orchestra (UAE)

Production by: ATAK

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