KEIICHIRO SHIBUYA + MIKU HATSUNE
entitled ‘THE END’
Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo-Shibuya
What is death? What is an ending?
The opera “The End” paints a picture of death.
There are no living singers, conductors, or orchestra members.
Instead, the opera is made up of Hatsune Miku’s aria, computer generated sounds and visuals, piano, and text.
So just like any other opera, there will be voices, songs, and a story, but no people on stage.
This is a reversed image of death, with Keiichiro Shibuya in charge of what’s on stage and being the only person there as his room is recreated including his piano. For the imagery, the well known character Hatsune Miku appears, and with the latest technology in projection mapping the process of death is portrayed in a dynamic fashion through modification and dissection.
This is a test to see if it’s possible to become aware of the questions of “What is our current perception of death in relation to the world’s end?” and “What is an ending?” while at the same time portraying Hatsune Miku and the other elements that have universalized the current generation and pairing it with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
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