14 Dec 2023

On Thursday, 14 December 2023, 8 pm, Threes Productions and Fondazione Prada present a performance by Japanese artist and composer FUJI|||||||||||TA at Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa in Milan.

The interior of the church designed by Giovanni Muzio in 1932 becomes the ideal place to host and enhance FUJI|||||||||||TA’s music, which dialogues with the site-specific intervention Untitled (1997) by Dan Flavin (United States, 1933 – 1996). The work was produced after his passing, by Fondazione Prada in collaboration with Dia Center for the Arts in New York and Dan Flavin Estate. Untitled, one of the last projects conceived by Flavin, was presented on the occasion of his first Italian solo exhibition organized in Milan by Fondazione Prada, which has been supervising and supporting the conservation of the work ever since.

FUJI|||||||||||TA’s sound art and music draw inspiration from various natural phenomena, reflecting his deep fascination for exploring sounds and noises never heard before. In 2009, the Japanese composer handcrafted an original instrument: an eleven-pipe organ without a traditional keyboard. He conceived this unique instrument solely through his imagination, without any specialized knowledge, and driven by the intention to create a soundscape rather than a conventional musical instrument.

This musical initiative marks the second collaboration between Threes Productions and Fondazione Prada, which together since 2017, have organized a series of concerts at Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa. The concerts have featured different forms of sound expression, including, tape loops by William Basinsiki (2017), the Church organ performance by Charlemagne Palestine (2018) and Ellen Arkbro (2021), Arvö Part’s performance of the iconic Tabula Rasa (2019) by multi-channel speakers Ascousmonium, and lastly, Dies Irae, performed by Maria Horn (2022) and a choir of four female voices.