Vocaloid Opera “THE END” Holland Festival, Amsterdam
Keiichiro Shibuya + Hatsune Miku
Performing sold-out 3D concerts around the world, boasting over two and a half million Facebook friends and singing an incredible repertoire of more than 100,000 user-released songs, Hatsune Miku is possibly Japan’s greatest pop star. Now artist Keiichiro Shibuya features Hatsune Miku in his creation The End, the first Vocaloid opera – an opera without an orchestra or human vocalist, constructed from multi-screen 3D images and electronic sound. The only performers who appear are Hatsune Miku, an animal character (virtual as well), and – the only living human – Keiichiro Shibuya, a musician constantly pushing the frontiers of music. Miku begins her journey by asking herself: ‘will I die?’ For, in spite of the special Louis Vuitton designed outfits, she is not a real human being, but originates from voice synthesizer software by Japanese company Crypton Future Media. Travelling through a virtual world, accompanied by Shibuya’s score of minimal techno and EDM, modern and contemporary classical music and sound art, Miku goes in search of the paradox of her own existence.
Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:00 ~
Fri, 5 Jun 2015 20:00 ~
Dutch National Opera & Ballet