The work of sound artist Yoshihide Otomo, who is best known recently for his score for the 2013 hit TV drama “Amachan,” is being showcased in this exhibition designed to explore the strong relationship between music and art.
Otomo’s 2008 installation, “Quartets,” takes place inside a darkened room, in the center of which a giant cube is lit up to reveal the silhouettes of eight different artists, each performing to the prerecorded sound of improvised jam sessions. Though all the musical instruments can be heard at the same time, the silhouettes, which appear on the four sides of the cube, are displayed one by one, thus prompting visitors to focus on the sound of the figure’s instrument and imagine it being played by a musician inside the cube; Nov. 22-Feb 22.
NTT InterCommunication Center; 4F Tokyo Opera City Tower, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Hatsudai Stn. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. 0120-144-199; www.ntticc.or.jp
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