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Projects Kento engages in a variety of projects as a composer and koto player. As a composer, he collaborates with choreographers, scriptwriters, lyricists, and directors, to create music that encapsulates the drama. As a koto player, he performs his own music, as well as working with improvisers, to create music in the moment.

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Project Intro



Projects Kento engages in a variety of projects as a composer and koto player. As a composer, he collaborates with choreographers, scriptwriters, lyricists, and directors, to create music that encapsulates the drama. As a koto player, he performs his own music, as well as working with improvisers, to create music in the moment.

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Beloved Prey


Beloved Preyis an opera inspired by a phenomenon which occurred in Northern Kenya, where a lioness called Kamunyak adopted several antelope in place of her cub.

 

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Beloved Prey


Beloved Preyis an opera inspired by a phenomenon which occurred in Northern Kenya, where a lioness called Kamunyak adopted several antelope in place of her cub.

 

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Humans are Animals

We think of animals as different from us. When we say the word animal, we often mean ‘not human’. Beloved Prey is a story inspired by a strange phenomenon in nature where a predator animal adopts a prey animal, instead of eating them. Through this story we explore what we consider human emotion, compassion, feeling, is very much animal.

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JYOU EN


Jyou en explores the complex reponses of the feminine psyche amid social protocols and dictated behaviors that result in repression of Self and disconnection from one's own emotional life. 

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JYOU EN


Jyou en explores the complex reponses of the feminine psyche amid social protocols and dictated behaviors that result in repression of Self and disconnection from one's own emotional life. 

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Jyou en explores the complex reponses of the feminine psyche amid social protocols and dictated behaviors that result in repression of Self and disconnection from one's own emotional life. 
 
In the 15th century, the teachings of the "Three Obediences" reigned: 
 
"A woman has no way of independence in life: when she is young, she obeys her father; when she is married, she obeys her husband; when she is widowed, she obeys her son."
 
Although this play is the story of one woman, it is the story of multitudinous women throughout the ages, throughout all cultures. This story takes place in early Edo period Japan but the repression of the self-actualization of women and the impact that has on how women perceive and interact with themselves and the world is as prevalent in 2015 throughout the world as it has been in earlier eras.