Simon will be singing Keiko Fujiie’s NAGASAKI - Wilderness Mute with the composer at the piano. This multi-media production with dancers and video clips is free and open to the public.
In conjunction with the opening of Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives, on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 7:30 PM the Foundry Theater at Antioch College will also host a performance of NAGASAKI – Wilderness Mute, a collaborative multidisciplinary work, involving music, image, poetry and Butoh dance, inspired by the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The work aims to raise awareness about the dangers of a new nuclear escalation on a worldwide level, in light of the current international political and military tensions. Nuclear attacks and nuclear disasters, those past and those looming today, have devastating environmental effects on a global level, impacting directly on our lives and those of future generations. The work speaks of the dehumanization and irreversible damage caused to planet Earth, our global home, forcing us to consider all decisions about nuclear armament, politics, and power.