Düsseldorf-based composer, songwriter and experimental musician Hauschka has released ‘Inventions’, the new single from his forthcoming album Philanthropy, ahead of its release on October 20th through City Slang. ‘Inventions’ comes paired with an accompanying video directed by Wataru Sato and filmed around various locations in Japan. Of the video, Hauschka comments:
“The video provides a captivating glimpse into the multifaceted aspects of everyday life in Japan. It skillfully captures both the fast-paced, hyper-modern lifestyle and the serene moments deeply rooted in its rich history and culture, finding expression in poetry and carpentry. It showcases that there’s not one answer, and that joy and serenity can be found in everything, from arts and crafts to the meticulous work of a train conductor.”
Sato also had this to say about it:
“When people from all over the world think of Japan, they probably envision Tokyo with its towering skyscrapers. However, in this video, I’ve turned our focus to towns and individuals who hold their culture in high regard, and to those who, upon recognizing the beauty of this culture, create something anew. My intention was to highlight that these often-overlooked people and cultural aspects play a pivotal role in our society. With Japan’s diverse culture and landscapes, we hope that, through the medium of sound, it can be appreciated by audiences worldwide.”
Watch the video for ‘Inventions’ now.