The access to the WORKOUT about "Perform in the arts how nature affects"  opened! 

This overview guides you through the composition, improvisation and visualisation of students at Gukagei University in Tokyo, Japan. Enjoy this workout from the perspective of the Japanese young generation and feel free to send your impressions. 
The comments of the students of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences on this workout will be published here a.s.a.p. 

 

"Perform in the arts how nature affects"  
Three Polyaesthetic Videos of students of Tokyo Gakugei University, 2021
All concers of copyright and quoting  are the responsibility of the authors. 
Translation into German: Masayuki Nakaji and Gerhard Hofbauer.
German lyrics: Gerhard Hofbauer

 

workout 1Using images and poems by Japanese artists as well as paintings by French painter Claude Monet, students of music education with Prof. Dr. Masayuki Nakaji musically reflected on the invitation to "Show in the arts how nature touches." They composed, improvised and played music and created three video films. With this they participate in the project to which "Polyesthetic Education International" [ www.paeb.org ] had invited cross-culturally. With students of the German University of Applied Sciences Cologne they share their experiences.

 

Product A    (葛飾北斎の木版画による富嶽十六景)

Scenes of the Fuji-Yama after woodblock prints by Hokusai Katsushika / Szenen des Fuji-Yama nach Holzschnitten von Hokusai Katsushika

https://youtu.be/PdoVtIDSXaY

Fuji YamaHokusai Katsushika (葛飾北斎 1760-1849) is one of the most famous Japanese woodblock artists. His works had significant influence on impressionist painters of Europe. Four students used European instruments to create musical scenes to 16 motifs of his woodblock series about Fuji-Yama, the sacred mountain of Japan.

 

 

Product B    (クロード・モネ「睡蓮」への4つのオマージュ)

Hommage to Claude Monet and his paintings of „Nympheas“ – „Water Lilies“ / Hommage an Claude Monet zu Bildern der Serie „Nympheas“ – „Seerosen“

https://youtu.be/glbQxAz6bfQ

Hommage an MonetClaude Monet was influenced both by Hokusai and by Japanese woodcarving in general. There would be even more to add: Vincent van Gogh was also inspired, and a picture by Hokusai features the title page of Debussy's "La Mer". - The students composed four musical scenes using European tonality and had it interpreted by the traditional Japanese instrument “Koto 箏”. The mottos of the four movements are " Closeness - Freshness - Tranquility - Brilliant". 

 

Product C   (八つの短歌による四季の情景)

Four Seasons represented in eight Tankas / Vier Jahreszeiten in acht Tankas

https://youtube.com/watch?v=V2p1V9YkYq4&feature=share

TankaTanka is a Japanese short poem of 5-7-5-7 syllables, much older than the 5-7-5 syllable haiku. The students selected eight tankas to represent the four seasons. They tankas date from the 7th, 8th and 10th century. The students composed the music vocally and instrumentally. They used traditional European and Japanese instruments as well as electronic instruments. The German text translation into the syllabic structure of the tanka was done by Gerhard Hofbauer according to the translation by Masayuki Nakaj.

 

The authors and the dating of the anthologies:

 

Authors   Dating of the anthologies
1) Tajihi no Mahito Otomaro (a)   (a) Manyohshuh (7-8 Jh.)
2) Ki no Tomonori (b)   (b) Kokin Waka Shuh (erste Hälfte 10. Jh.)
3) Ohtomo no Yakamochi (a)   (c) Gosen Waka Shuh (Mitte 10. Jh.)
4) Kiyohara no Hukayabu (b)    
5) Sarumaru Dayuh (b)    
6) Hunya no Asayasu (c)    
7) Minamoto no Muneyuki Shinnoh (b)    
8) anonym (a)    

 

 

1)

 

2)

Zieh’ ich durch Nebel

 

Ein Tag im Frühling,

wandere durch Luft voll Dunst,

 

friedvoll scheint der Sonne Licht.

ruft die Grasmücke,

 

Kirschblüten ringsum

ruft Frühling herbei ins Land.

 

verstreuen sich so eilend

Frühling scheint angekommen.

 

weshalb in solcher Unruh?

 

3)

 

4)

Immer im Zimmer

 

Kurze Sommernacht,

fortan verborgen, versteckt,

 

schon tritt die Dämmerung ein.

blockiert ist mein Herz.

 

Wo in den Wolken

Fort, geh hinaus und lausche.

 

bist du, Mond? – Nicht konntest du

Schon singen die Zikaden.

 

des Westbergs Rand ergreifen?

 

5)

 

6)

Hier, in den Bergen

 

Wind auf dem Herbstfeld,

sinkt mein Fuß Schritt um Schritt

 

den weißen Tau auf Gräsern

tief ins Bodenlaub

 

hat er verblasen

zarte Stimme eines Rehs

 

wie lose Perlenkugeln

traurig umfängt mich der Herbst

 

in alle Richtung verstreut.

 

7)

 

8)

Winter im Bergdorf

 

Wickle ich den Schnee

einsamer fühle ich mich

 

sanft um die Pflaumenblüten

als sonst unterm Jahr.

 

heb‘ die Zweige an

Niemand wird hierher kommen.

 

zu zeigen was entstanden –

Sterben sogar wird das Gras

 

schmilzt sogleich das kalte Weiß.

 

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Intercultural and international online-symposium winter term 2021/22, niversities of Cologne/Germany, Tokio/Japan and Budapest/Hungary  

What Moves the Senses .
Resources of sensory experience in a comparison of museum visits and nature experience by aesthetic education.

Together with the International Society for Polyaesthetic Education, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia, location Cologne, startet studies about this issue. Seminars from Universities of Budapest and Tokio will join the project. Whether nature or the arts, both often touch people intensively and sustainably. Students and experts will investigate the hidden backgrounds of these aesthetic touches. Experience and acting out, perception and expression are the complementary components of Polyaesthetics. Reflection from other perspectives can lead to deeper aesthetic perception. Polyaesthetics calls this phenomenon "multi-perception".

 

 Symposium 2020 workshop

emblem 2020

 (C) Foto: Helge Thomas

Experts from the fields of SCIENCES, ART and PRAXIS met at the Symposium 2020 from the attitude of attentive, mindful interest in nature and its deepening perception from an aesthetic-artistic perspective. The intentions were to exchange knowledge by means of topic-sharpening contributions from the perspectives of science, arts and pedagogical practice, to gain current insights and the transformation of knowledge from interdisciplinary discussion and understanding and to profile interdisciplinary and artistic approaches and impulses for a call for pedagogical projects in the educational year 2020/21.