On Nov. 16, the Goethe-Institut Tokyo will host an event titled “Die Niemandsklänge” (“The Sounds of Nobody”), which will feature a symposium and a concert focusing on artistic expression in Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, and the ensuing nuclear disaster.

Pianist and symposium participant Karin Moriya will perform in the concert. Also featured will be a part of “Kirameki no Kawa,” a postdisaster noh opera composed by symposium participant Ken Ito. It features the words of poet and novelist Takashi Tsujii, who will also take part in the symposium, and German-language poet Paul Celan (1920-70), who is of Jewish decent.

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