IHJ Artists’ Forum

IHJ sponsors the IHJ Artists Forums series to provide a venue for the US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow to present their works and meet other artists. The I-House also produces occasional concerts and artistic events to promote mutual cultural understanding between Japan and the rest of the world.

 

[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Poetry Reading & Talk]
Intercultural Chronometry: Time in and Across Anglophone and Japanese Poetics

  • Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Artist: Derek Gromadzki (Poet/Translator; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with consecutive interpretation; original texts will be provided)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC) 
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)
  • Icon: Registration

Derek Gromadzki will discuss and read from his book in progress, Horology. He will highlight how the work he undertook with Sayuri Okamoto translating excerpt’s from Gozo Yoshimasu’s Naked Memos and editing the companion notes to Yoshimasu’s poetry for Alice, Iris, Red Horse (New Directions, 2016) piqued his interest in poetry as a temporally dynamic medium of expression, which in turn drew his attention to the differences and similarities among intercultural conceptions of time and means of timekeeping, the basis of Horology, his second book. Gromadzki will give an overview of the time he spent in Japan researching and conducting interviews with artisans, writers, and academics as a JUSFC Fellow, which will address the influential role of Japanese chrono-culture in his latest project before reading excerpts from it and answering audience questions.

[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Lecture&Performance]
Talking Machine

  • Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Artist: Robert Millis (Sound Artist / Researcher; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC) 
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)
  • Icon: Registration

Robert Millis spent a year in India as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar photographing and researching collections of shellac 78rpm records (in Japan: “SP records”). He will present an illustrated lecture about the early history and culture of recording in Asia, featuring recordings of rare 78rpm records, a film shot by himself of life and music in India, and his recent two books, Indian Talking Machine and Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road. Millis compiled recordings of famed musicologist Deben Bhattacharya, who drove a van from Paris through the Middle East and into India, making astounding recordings of traditional music along the way.

Indian Talking Machine Paris to Culcutta

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