Have a Song You can Enjoy for a Lifetime. SEISA Canon Project, the Art Camp for Improvisation, is Finally Complete!
SEISA Art Camp, started in 2017, brings together high school students and instructors from all over Japan who are interested in instrumental music, singing, dance, drama, fine arts, fashion, visual arts, languages, cooking, and other fields. Within a limited number of days, people, objects, budgets, spaces, and once-in-a-lifetime relationships, the theme of “Kyosei (the society where people live in harmony)" will be expressed in a variety of ways. It is important to accept each person's expression naturally, to enjoy expressing each other, and to feel a sense of freedom and richness in the spirit of expression (which leads to peace).
SEISA CANON PROJECT 2021 was launched as a spin-off event, designed to provide a new form of expression as the SEISA Art Camp was cancelled due to COVID-19. In this project, “Canon" (Pachelbel) was performed by volunteer SEISA students from all over Japan and edited into one video. Sixty junior high and high school students and teachers from Hokkaido to Okinawa participated in the project. The students have been practicing and creating music since last November, bringing their specialty instruments such as violin, flute, and piano. Mr. Taichi Akutsu, a violinist and a professor of SEISA university, professional musicians and teachers of SEISA, joined as the executive committee.
Now, the CANON PROJECT has finally seen the light of day. Its music is utilized immediately at the graduation ceremonies of SEISA schools across Japan, which started on March 1. We have been working on this improvisational art camp with the theme to “have a song you can enjoy for a lifetime.”
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