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Seven Flowers: Thank you to you... & Zeami!

Author: ICle

Date: Fri 03 Jul 2020


Thank you to all who attended our Seven Flowers digital premiere last Saturday night. We had people tuning in from all over Australia, as well as from the USA, Japan, England and Scotland! Not the same as the live experience, but wonderful to have the chance to share the performance in this format and to also be able to talk about its conception.

Several asked about the book that inspired the production. The English title is "The Spirit of Noh" and it was written by Zeami and translated by William Scott Wilson. 

It's a relatively short read, but complex in thought. As the language is multi-layered, I think readers of Japanese may get more out of the original writing. Sometimes, I sense the English doesn't convey all the subtleties and ambiguities. Nevertheless, Wilson writes an excellent introduction and includes interesting footnotes. There is also a translation of one of Zeami's most famous plays, "Atsumori". (You can find a full performance on Youtube). 

See you in October for another series of streamed concerts... all new material for solos, duos & trios composed by members of the ensemble!


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Seven Flowers: Thank you to you... & Zeami!

Author: ICle

Date: Fri 03 Jul 2020


Thank you to all who attended our Seven Flowers digital premiere last Saturday night. We had people tuning in from all over Australia, as well as from the USA, Japan, England and Scotland! Not the same as the live experience, but wonderful to have the chance to share the performance in this format and to also be able to talk about its conception.

Several asked about the book that inspired the production. The English title is "The Spirit of Noh" and it was written by Zeami and translated by William Scott Wilson. 

It's a relatively short read, but complex in thought. As the language is multi-layered, I think readers of Japanese may get more out of the original writing. Sometimes, I sense the English doesn't convey all the subtleties and ambiguities. Nevertheless, Wilson writes an excellent introduction and includes interesting footnotes. There is also a translation of one of Zeami's most famous plays, "Atsumori". (You can find a full performance on Youtube). 

See you in October for another series of streamed concerts... all new material for solos, duos & trios composed by members of the ensemble!


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