©eriko j takeno 2019

commissions 

For commissioned works, I work with moving images for live music events and installations, and as poet I’m currently accepting poetry commissioned works for free for students or emerging artists depending on their working circumstances. Fee of the works for commercial projects requires discussion.
Please feel free to contact me to chat about your ideas, projects or your philosophy to find potentials in us working together.
'DANAE AND THE SHOWER OF BITCOIN '
poetry work 
Graduation Show at Royal College of ArtLondon
commissioned work for Ru Yi @echoyiru
 July, 2019

"This work reimagines Bitcoin through the context of Greek mythology, to discuss the myths around cryptocurrencies. It deconstructs the painting 'Danaë and the Shower of Gold' by Titian which illustrates the Greek myth in which Danaë is seduced and becomes pregnant by Zeus from of a shower of gold. I collaborated with the poet Eriko Takeno to present Bitcoin in between the virtual and real, alluding to its seduction and deception." Ru Yi, 2019

Photo Credit: @carlbigmore 

'Musical Offering: Bach Reimagined '
 moving image work
at Royal College of MusicLondon
collaboration with musicians from the Royal College of Music, dancers from the London Contemporary Dance School, and two other visual artists
 23rd May, 2019
'See the Music'
moving image work
at Royal College of Music
London, 24th June, 2018

"From Parry" String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello): 

Hubert Parry was a British composer who wrote around the turn of the twentieth century. He is known for his harmonically rich and often religious style and this piece tries to embody that spirit. It is split into five movements. The first is not my own composition, but my arrangement of a choral work by Parry titled "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". The following four movements proceed in that vein, each taking a hymn text as its inspiration; "My God Accept My Heart This Day", "Behold Us Bringing", "Drop, Drop, Slow Tears" and "Come Down O Love Divine". What makes this work particularly interesting is how all the movements are based on choral texts and yet they are scored for string quartet, an ensemble which obviously cannot sing. What the composer hoped to achieve is for the listener to still be able to feel the vocal tradition through the music without having to actually hear the words it is based on.

'Movements play music and communicate it'

This piece started from an idea that the music is played not only by instruments, but also by a beautiful flow of instrumenters' body movements. Having a combination of this idea and a story behind "After Parry" piece, this film is for the audience to 'see the music' through body-movements.

Being inspired by sign-language, it aims to communicate music to any kinds of the audience including someone who has difficulty with listening. The movements of sign-language had been improvised by two contemporary dancers, and it enabled to appreciate abstractness of language.

Installation work 'Apocalypse'
Event hosted by Block9
moving image work
collaboration with space designer and sound designer
London, Dec, 2017