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Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia


Murakami Music is a genre-defying performance that blurs the real and surreal. Works by Chopin, Mozart, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, and more blend with theatrical readings to explore the pianist characters in Haruki Murakami's books. This highly-acclaimed music-theatre piece was incubated and presented at The Cell Theatre (NYC) under creator Eunbi Kim's artist residency. It had a sold-out premiere at Symphony Space with additional performances at Texas Asia Society, Georgetown University, and Baruch Performing Arts Center. Featured on Japanese television network FujiTV and profiled in a special documentary on Murakami produced by NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization .


Created by Eunbi Kim, pianist

Directed by Kira Simring

Feat. Laura Yumi Snell, actress


"The World Reads Murakami"

Featured in documentary produced by NHK, Japan's public national broadcasting network. Watch HERE.

"Performing art: 'Murakami Music' Pianist combines excerpts of work by acclaimed novelist" (right)
Featured in Houston Chronicle

"Understanding Murakami"
​Hear the inspiration behind Murakami Music in this Hazlitt podcast interview with creator Eunbi Kim. Also featuring journalist Roland Kelts and one of Murakami's translators Ted Goosen. Listen HERE


​Making “Murakami Music”:  Adapting Novelist Haruki Murakami's Themes, Characters, and Music into Performance Art (Lecture-Demonstration and Presentation)
WED March 30, 2016 @ 12pm | Pace University, NY 

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia
SAT October 25, 2014 @ 7:30pm | Asia Society Texas Center 
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Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia
SAT November 1, 2014 @ 8:00pm 
Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
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Murakami Music
Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
FRI February 28, 2014 @ 1pm | Georgetown University, DC

​"The World Reads Murakami" 
Japan's NHK Educational TV 
Dec 28th 2013 11pm and Jan 2nd 2014 3pm-4pm

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia
Sun November 10, 2013 @ 2pm | Symphony Space, NYC

Murakami Music: The Tale of Miu, Reiko's Monologue, and Other Stories
WED April 17th, 2013 @ 8pm | the cell, Chelsea NYC
Read a review by Tuxedo Revolt. 

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