@ St Bart's Church on 3/6/14
The glorious, reverberating voices of two dozen Buddhist priests in colorful robes fill the grand hall of St. Bartholomew's Church. One of the oldest living forms of vocal music, shomyo is believed to have originated in India before traveling along the Silk Road and eventually entering Japan in the 6th century, where it has been practiced ever since. The critically acclaimed group Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Years, comprising priests from the Shingon and Tendai sects whose mission is to showcase the beauty of shomyo as an art form, performs the contemporary shomyo work Sonbou no Toki (Life in an Autumn), written in the aftermath of 9/11 by New York- and Tokyo-based composer Ushio Torikai.
Working with super crew members from JOA Production and Japan Society.
Director : Futoshi Miyai,
Sound Super Visor : A-Key,
Lighting Designer : Ayumu Poe Saegusa,
Lighting : Tsubasa Kamei,
Video Coordinator : Soichiro-San,
Rigging crew : Jinwon, Mike, and John,