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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Live Animation Concert

Japan House Los Angeles, Tokyo University of the Arts, and USC Thornton bring together emerging talent in music and animation from both Japan and the U.S. in a two-day program entitled Visual Euphony: Animation & Music.

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To launch the program, students and faculty musicians from Tokyo Geidai and USC will perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo on Sunday, January 13. Using Yamaha's score-following technology, an AI program that listens and continually synchronizes the animation with music, each season will be accompanied by animated films by renowned independent animators from around the world.

Anna Budanova (Russia) – Spring
Pritt & Olga Pärn (Estonia) – Summer
Atsushi Wada (Japan) – Autumn
Theodore Ushev (Bulgaria) – Winter

This exciting multimedia collaboration between the two music and arts universities is a North American premiere.

Hosted by Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), USC Thornton School of Music & JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES, technical support by Center of Innovation Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), supported by Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), and sponsorship provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Presented by Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at visionsandvoices@usc.edu or (213) 740-0483.

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