Friday, April 2, 2010

Tachibana Izumi (立花泉展) Exhibit at Gallery Kobo (巷房2)

This exhibit (2010/3/29-4/3) at Gallery Kobo-2 (巷房2) was a collaborative one featuring paintings by Tachibana Izumi (立花泉), and music by Tachibana Yasuhiko (立花泰彦), with each picture paired with music written for that particular picture.

Most of the tunes are instrumental, with a few having lyrics.  There is a book with high quality paper and printing available, which includes a CD in the back of the book.  I'm listening to it as I type this - I think it could be classified as... easy listening jazz?

Nice pictures, nice art... it's a great concept I think, pairing pictures with art.  As an installation, it would be cool have a picture set up with a sensor so the picture would have its own theme song played when someone walked up in front of it to contemplate the picture.

The sites I linked the artists' names to above can both be reached by going to a joint page (with links going either way), and the book/CD can be purchased at Amnicola Net Shop, with specific details here.

One final note about the pictures - while the reproductions in the book are first class excellent reproductions, this artist's paintings have a lot of depth in their original form that doesn't fully translate onto paper - both the dimensionality of the pictures and their colors, which are quite amazing in the originals.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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