Creating 100 Demons: Part 3

100 Demons required a harmonic language that was contemporary, yet representative of its ancient influences. The composition used Japanese folklore to create a stylised, introspective look at present-day society and the blurred line of distinction between contemporary myth and reality, so it was important that the harmonic language was analogous to this theme; the language … Continued

Creating 100 Demons: Part 2

I remember my first visit to see Kodo. Their performance was full of energy and beauty, and executed meticulously, even down to the group’s entry onto the stage. All the while, the seriousness of their art and musical abilities was offset by theatrical, often comical, moments that provided the show with a sense of balance. … Continued

Creating 100 Demons: Part 1

Our perception of societal reality should have undergone a dramatic change in the past 24 months. Through the exposed inner mechanisms of political campaigns, obvious influence of national sentiment through biased media coverage, or blatant infringements of laws by those who created them, we, as a society of human beings, have been exposed to many … Continued