Poets’ True Voices Unplugged
Returning to the Raw Voice
—From Letters that Are Seen, to Words that Are Heard—
La Voix des Poètes
1,000th Memorial Performance
Produced by Tendō Taijin from October 14, 2006–October 13, 2013
Date & Time: October 13, 2013 Hall Opens at 12:30 pm Starts at 1:00 pm
Venue: Hana Tsubaki Hall, Shiseidō Ginza Bldg. 3F (Namiki-dōri)
7–5–5 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tokyo
Under the mottoes of “Let’s fill our cities with raw voices of poets!” and “Let the beauty of the Japanese language echo around the world in the strong voices of our poets and writers!”—in order to reinvigorate the true, raw voices of our writers, which seemed to have weakened, I instituted the project known as La Voix des Poètes (The Voice of the Poets) on October 14, 2006. Now, some 7 years later, we are celebrating our 1,000th performance. Since its inceptions, performances under the aegis of this project have taken place every few days under the production of poet and reciter Tendō Taijin.
During this project, over 150 people have participated, coming from as far as Hokkaidō, Okinawa, Korea, and even the United States, to recite their works. This time, each poet will have 10 minutes to recite in a loud voice some of their own works, that is, with the naked voice, without the use of a microphone. This is the first time in Japan—perhaps in the world—that poets have ever read their works without amplification, and 25 poets will participate.
Using this opportunity to listen to several poets recite their own works with their true, naked voices, try to decide with your own ears whose voice you felt the most comfortable, or whose voice you thought the most powerful, and let their voices shower you with their vibrations, and enjoy the experience!
With the cooperation of Shiseidō.
For reservations for the 1,000th Memorial Performance, please contact:
Projet «La Voix des Poètes», 1,000th Memorial Performance
Kita Jūji-sha nai, 3–6–5 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0031
Tel: 03-5983-1834 / Fax: 03-5982-1797 / Mobile: 090-3696-7098
Websites: http://universalvoice.air-nifty.com / http://projetlavoixdespoetes.jimdo.com