Friday night at BAM (Berkeley Art Museum) with various Japanese musicians (and one Caucasian drummer) playing traditional-modern fusion music using the koto. The music reminded me of the film, Untitled — what is music if not arranged noise, what is art if not an expression. After the performance, a man asked his colleague, “Was that strange enough for you?” and that pretty much summed up my thoughts — strange, but imaginative.
After touring the galleries (focusing on the Japanese art exhibit, “Flowers of the Four Seasons”), we ran around orange hills/waves (created by Thom Faulders) and sang like Freulein Maria with our arms outstretched. Friday.