Memusica at Wonderfruit: MSCTY_Studio x Makoto Nomura
The Japanese composer and musician Makoto Nomura is a ball of creative energy and excitement. He finds joy and thrills in performing landscapes and situations and letting his musical imagination go wild. In the winter of 2021, MSCTY_Studio’s Nick Luscombe and James Greer worked with Nomura on a residency in Hokkaido, northern Japan. The lakes were thick with ice, and the vast emptiness made sounds echo across the landscape.
The outcome was released in 2023 as a CD and digital release, called 'Memusica', including field recordings, piano music written from the shape of the landscape, and more. Serving as the Ancestral Forest’s official musical opening ritual, Memusica x Wonderfruit takes a new look at the trio's collaboration, translating the same musical mix – but shifting the musical interpretations of sub-zero strata by the roaring North Pacific ocean, and replacing them with the rich tropical fauna and flora on the Wonderfruit site.