Concert, Ritual and Breakfast (2023)
Tomoko Mukaiyama 

EAT is not your ordinary breakfast experience. A pianist, a composer, a ceramist, and a natural dyer, collaborated on a multi-sensory ritual sharpening all our senses. Undergo how space and natural light influence the perception of piano music and our taste palate. For EAT, Tomoko experiments with new variations of morning routines and explores the impact of our direct surroundings on breakfast culture.

The ”EAT” began at the 2022 Oerol Festival. With the theme of ’fermentation’, we held a workshop on making fermented juice using fruits harvested in Terschelling, a lecture on soy sauce, and a workshop on making miso, etc. The miso was carefully preserved in Terschelling’s home for a year, and was tasted with the audience at the breakfast of the EAT performance in 2023.

Music program
Henk van der Meulen: prepared piano #1 [morning bell], prepared piano #2 [wind], prepared piano #3 [earth], prepared piano #4 [bamboo], prepared piano #5 [fermentation], prepared piano #6 [time], prepared piano #7 [dance]


Concept + Piano: Tomoko Mukaiyama
Composer: Henk van der Meulen
Natural Dyeing: Chiharu Ohgomori
Ceramic Artist: Akihiro Nikaido
Technical Director: Yutaka Endo
Production Manager: Yayoi Manabe

Production: Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation
Supported by: Fonds Podiumkunsten


9 June 2023, Oerol Festival, Terschelling (NL)