French philosopher Gilles Deleuze

"tu fui ego eris"

Before, it was the cultural hierarchy.

Ego is a Latin word meaning "I", which is related to the Greek word "Εγώ (Ego)" meaning "I".

"The Death of the Author" (French: La mort de l'auteur) is a 1967 essay by the French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915–1980). Barthes's essay argues against traditional literary criticism's practice of incorporating the intentions and biographical context of an author in an interpretation of a text, and instead argues that writing and creator are unrelated.

Cultural homogeneous 

3. A contribution by Erika Matsunami, Performance in the site-specific installation for Variation I in 2020:

"Corona" without Pianist for 4-ch mono-discrete sound installation - an invisible sense, "who is left to drift in the loneliness of the remaining scent."

*Some common synonyms of simultaneous are coeval, coincident, contemporaneous, contemporary, and synchronous. While all these words mean "existing or occurring at the same time," simultaneous implies correspondence in a moment of time.

Variation I

The relation between Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan van Eyck and "Corona-STEMS-GALAXYOMEGA (May 2020) " by Huisman and Housen is, if Adam and Eve in the context of  Jan van Eyck 's would change with, is it might be possible a cultural evolution in the 21st century? My artistic challenging thereby is to implement a painting on the sonice level musically.


Modernism was based on imperialism, which was the mainstream of modernism.

Knowing about modern art is not the same as studying modern art. 

I don't feel the need to teach modern art generally.

Fifty years from now, I think humans will find free art.

Modern art is not "art", the essence of modern art was the possibility of "an art".

Hans Arp embodied the possible that be reached by German steel technology and French Polytechnique at the time, thereby he worked in Metaphor. He did not imitate nature, how he looked at nature.

A starting point of art in terms of design. - Art in everyday life. (After the end of the art)

My motivation for their project is Housen's musical Dutch ethics, it evoke mine, which is by his authentic cultural identity (personal). My goal in this collaboration is to bring contemporary music into "pop art" at the sonic level (Exchange), how to incorporate it, and to generalize it in a way that suits the current social situation. However, in this long-distance research under the corona lockdown situation, it is impossible to express clear things and "confidence".

"Corona" (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu is a qnique score, this duo with Huisman and Housen at this level is impossible to implement without the Takemitsu concept.

In my artistic research on Klänge - Space, Time and Body, I explore it. (from the perspective of my side.), that is the agreement between me and Housen at the sonic leve non-verbally. Regarding this project, I think that they are two in one, particularly, at the musical ethic level, it refers to the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert van Eyck and Jan van Eyck, together with the back panels which refers to Belgian symbolism (objective and subjective perspectives). 

1. A contribution by Patrick Housen and Lukas Huisman on "Corona" (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu

Corona-STEMS-GALAXYOMEGA (May 2020) by Patrick Housen and Lukas Huisman.




- Developing for "Variation I" in 2020



2. "Corona" (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu

The score looks abstract, however, like a modern dance choreography, Takemitsu has covered with the symbolic expression on "space, time and body". A beautiful symbolic expression, like a painting (depiction) in expressionism. Musically, it was a starting point of the avant-garde in the 1970s. Played by Roger Woodward in 1973.

 Artistic research: "Corona" (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu

- On Klänge - Space, Time and Body

4. Practical exploring: Variation I, II, and III

Individual cultural group identity

Towards New Interpretation on Corona (1962) for painitst(s) by Toru Takemitsu


- Mapping on the floor.


- Projection on the floor.



Keywords: Formalism, Idealism, Pureness, Involving and Harmony, Modernism, Postmodernism

Research question: 



Artistic research "Variations'' by Erika Matsunami was started to explore a multi-layered open score "Corona" (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu in 2020, which was a starting point of Takemitsu oeuvres. Thereby I developed the different ideas of three variations from the aspect of the 21st century. The research question is "Is music rather phenomenal than to express?". 

Subject: Simultaneous*

Artistic research: Silence surrounds us, and silence around us.

Corona by Takemitsu is 360 grad open, Lukas Huisman can possible to see and move to any directions, as he likes. He is free for creativity, that is his fortune.

The Problem of Logical Omniscience:

The alleged problem: deliver a plausible theory of propositional content that doesn’t close knowledge under logical relations that grossly overestimate the knowledge of ordinary agents. Who is this a problem for (if anyone)? How urgent or deep is it? How do we know if we’ve solved it?

(The workshop by Peter Hawke, who is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University. 2021)

Notice: The planning of performances Variations with the international partnerships are for 2022/2023, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DNA research was developed from modernism together with imperialism highly. The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, he in his thesis, suggested the failure in molecular biology, such as in Platonism. Today, together with the study in medicine, it would be clarify, we human, there is no ideal body, ideal condition, everybody has "error" in each body. What is error? would be studied. We don't need to study  modernism in the 21st century anymore, it is enough just to know as information. Much better to read original, if people will study modernism.


Research objective: Artistic Research Catalogue Variations by Erika Matsunami in 2022-2023

Cultural heterogeneous

Aesthetic intervention


„Corona“ (1962), Toru Takemitsu :

- Roger Woodward

- From John Cage „Shock Vol. 1“

- Corona 1 Jim O'rourke

Dirección: Antonio Pérez Díaz

- Corona, Study for vibration


If I mention from the aspect of sound philosophically difference between sound of echo and sound mute, I would write (research) on Cage's interpretation.

Artistic research:




New composition after Corona (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu

1. The music project a.o.i. - lasting memories

- Sketch for 3D* Multi-layered open score

- Joint artistic research will explore the philosophy of sound from the aspect of musicology and aesthetics in 2021

-> Artisitc research: On Klänge -Space, Time and Body

The collaboration with a composer, conductor (New music in classical music) and researcher PhD. in Musicology Valerio Sannicandro in Paris, which started in January 2021:

Improvisation and Avant-Garde in Multi-foldness -> OIO

Variation II

- Sketch for electroacustic, electro sounds

- Malva (aoi) draft

The working method is interactive in two different paths of artistic intention.

Crossdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary Research:

Multimodality through envisions (envisioning) in music from the aspect of music (seeing-in from auditory sense (perception), from seeing-in to auditory sense (diagram).) and visual arts (from perception (sense of sight) to auditory sense (space and time), to transform into diagrams) .


- Semi-formalism from twofoldness to manifoldness for the (project) concept practically and theoretically.


The term “hard problem of consciousness” was coined by philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers in his 1995 paper Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness. In it he first describes the easy problem: finding neurological bases for mental phenomena like focusing attention, behavioral control, and integrating information. The hard problem, in contrast, asks why subjective experiences rise out of the brain’s informational processing systems. As Dr. Chalmers wrote, “Why should physical processing give rise to a rich inner life?”

(The lecture "The Biology of Consciousness" with Christof Koch | Neuroscientist | Chief Scientist, MindScope Program, Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Subject: Spontaneous

Research question: 

Replacing the DNA sequence with sound, it might be possible to imagine the time of chaining as an uninterrupted, continuous and manifold time. The elements and their factors associated with it, the dynamics of "life" through change and its activation might possibly be expressed as a rhythm in the body. How will it be possible to conceptualize this musically in a work of art from the natural being? How does it communicate in a multi- and sensory fashion* in the environment?  How does it interactively work with memories?


*In this question, it is to feel and recognize through listening, and to enact.

My artistic position in variation I and II is a semi-formalist (in semi-formalism) towards formalism.

Philosohpy of Art, Philosophy of Nature, Aesthetics (of Everyday), Ethics,

Ethics divorced with Philosophy of Religion. 

"geist" (spiritmindghostintellectwit, psyche) in German is rather in term of philosophy of religion (Art and Humanity).

"geist" in English is overlapped with intellect and mind, today it is in the research field of neuroscience. (Philosophy of Nature)

Intimitate in Arts:

"Intimism (French: intimisme) was an artistic movement in the late 19th-century and early 20th-century that involved the depiction of banal yet personal domestic scenes, particularly those within domestic interiors. "

I think it was Picasso who talked in his paintings about his intimity for love in the 20th century. In addition, he depicted his "intimacy" with humans. In contrast to Picasso, I drew with sounds about my intimacy for myself, which was really different as a self-portrait. 

How and what I did: I recorded myself (sound) in my surroundings (Environment) for 24 hours with a break, but it was aimed for "one day". It means that I recorded when I was sleeping at night also. I listened all recorded material.

So what did, I appreciate and think from the recording of that sound.

- Time

- Space

- Happning

- Event

- Things

- etc.

(The idea to record the sound of own everyday life came from Prof. Dr Supper's seminar. How I explored it, that was my own research method in artistic research. Subsequently, we discussed about each practical research in the seminar.)

In space, human beings become "sounds" as beings when we make sounds from our bodies, when we are in contact with something, and when we are talking and moving. It was very "intiem" sound for me, that is "privat" with who I can share, who I love...When I love you, any sound "I feel adorable." I think "love" is what makes your child's poop look cute, and worry about his/her health, that is an intimity and humanity.

Human beings become "sounds" as beings in a space, that is likewise a "creatures", which I would like to refer to Dante's (1265 – 1321) in the Late Middle Age. Nono and other musical composers, they transcribed/transcribe its human-beings into musical language, since Renaissance, as well as in the painting and the sculpture. There are many paintings in the Renaissance for the study of medicine. For instance, we can see how infectious diseases were. The purpose of looking at your baby's poop is to check your baby's daily health. 


Philosophy of Transculturality in Germany:

Wolfgang Welsch

Die Feature-Antennen-Kochshow

In some moments during listening for me likewise "Apple falls into the floor.”, that gave me a special moment. It is a magic of sonic phenomena.

The light, we cannot calculate, but with the sonic, we can calculate between object and object, it calls a perception (Wahrnehmung) for time and space. Perception of sight is for reading, even if we see an object.

Keywords: Semi-Formalism, Transversality, Transculturality, Perception and Consciousness.

This performance by OIO in 2007 is live electronics by Antonis, live electronics by Erika in the 6-ch mono-discrete sound computer programmed system (in juxtaposition with two live electronics), and 2-ch Videos.

During the performance (improvisation), During the performance (improvisation), Antonis started to play and came from his memory suddenly, which one of his natural musical modes appeared. Usually and generally, Atnonis performed music as his job (coordination). I would like to give him a chance of subjective experience from the perspective of visual arts in the performance, which refers to the painting Renaissance. (Free to play without limitation in the dynamic(s), which was my artistic approach for Freie Musik, that was a starting point of my artistic research "still/silent" practically, which was by my artiatic work method of aphroditeI have a few of my own specific artistic work method.) So, we started the project "still/silent" together, and the performance. In 2008 at the HKW Berlin, it was the duo improvisation more than 3 hours without break. "still/silent by OIO in 2007 is "Übergang/transition" from "transformation#2" in 2006.


The music composer in variation II is Valerio Sannicandro, not Toru Takemitsu.


New perspectives from art criticism in Music and Visual arts:


Human and Non-Human in Arts.

Western Art (Language) and Non-Western Art. (Language)*

- Concept

- A mappe_a.o.i. - lasting memories

*Non-Western art is, that has its origins language in other European languages.

Western Art is, that has its origins European language Art, Russian art is also Western Art.


Cultural intermediate



--> Amore

The question is always "What is "Amore"?

Maybe contrary to rationality, probably irrationality, perhaps ridiculous in the whole of the story.

Human-being and Human love.

Do you believe in love?

Study of Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, Mathematics, Aesthetics (since 2015 have been studing online/künstlerische Fortbildung für Professionälle Künstler*in):

in 2020,

How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?

University of Aberdeen (With the test and the certificate)

and other courses in science (neuroscience, medicine, and others)


in 2021

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques,

Molecular Techniques, Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing, St George's, University of London

Whole Genome Sequencing, Health Education England

Study of medical ethics in regards to arts and ethics.


The original context of this research questions is in molecular biology, that I studied the current basis in 2020. Therefore, I transcript into the context of music from the aspect of the auditory and visual perceptions.

->When "cooking" is an art, it refers to the method of cooking, what material is cooked and how it is eaten in which context. It can designate,  also "street food" as an art such as in popular culture (lifestyle and culture). It might possible to research towards a philosophical contemplation. This feature shows us also "environment" of things, what we cannot see in the event.

My research in aesthetics, that is in the subject of subjectivity and objectivity (which referes to Nanay's account "Semi-Fromalism"), in which terms of neuroscience. People can read about it in this artistic research.

Variation II is the research based collective.

->From a painting point of view, this work is one of my masterpieces, and onceness.

-> It is musically recitative, an oratorio (how I expressed it with piano freely, and consists of 6-ch mono-discrete sound system (installation) as a sonic-painting for 2-ch videos.)


(Fine arts, Liberal arts) Artist, in Aesthetics

Music Composer in Musicology

New improvisation after Corona (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu

Variation III

Cultural evolution

Academic research

Artistic research

Subject: Zufall (Randomness), MA

Italian futurism in the history of Sound Studies was a suggestion by a student, and a subject of this Seminar under Prof. Dr Supper. My artistic position was/is critical towards Italian futurism. Therefore, I researched Surrealism in Sound Art (Klang Kunst) toward Italian futurism.


-> My paricical exploring was B.O.D.Y. (2010)

I think that a beauty of Renaissance (the 15th and 16th centuries, long Renaissance" was in the 14th century and its end in the 17th century), was based on Latin in the language.

It is the same as in the Japanese, was Ancient Japanese.



Aigoyoku kaiteno chikaraarukotoo gakusubekinari


Es geht um "Liebe" von Dogen (1200 – 1253) in Kamakura Period (1185 –1333), die Angelegenheit auf der intellektuellen Ebene der Menschen, z.B. bei der Kommunikation (klassische Kommunikation ist z.B Brief zu schreiben, in der Kunst, z.B. Musik Improvisation mit mehrerer ist eine intuitive Art der Kommunikation.), dass Menschen diese Intellektualität (human intellectual abilities) lernen müssen. d.h. Unmittelbare und mittelbare Gedanke, Empfindung und Wahrnehmung über sowie 'love', 'desire' 'jealousness' und 'being' sprachlich umsetzen. Das kann ein Gedicht sein, bei einer alltäglichen Unterhaltung sein, eine bildnerische Ebene sein, oder eine musikalische Ebene sein. Er erklärt die Liebe, eine universelle Intellektualität der Menschen ist.

Zufall (Randomness)

-> When I intensively listened to a long recording of myself sleeping, the dialogue with myself "being" in that space made me feel like I was separated from my body for a moment, that was an aesthetic intervention to me between subjectiveity and objectivity. Because to understand as well as percive from auditory sense about the events and things, also their relations in the time perception, "What I recognise from them?".

Sound "Empty City" for the performance (Live electronics), I call it "Luft", that is a contemporary "aria" in the piece of "still/silent". I created the noise for Empty City with the material of plastics, and composed.

Origin in the Western language

Origin in the Non-Western language

-> What I studied, DNA Sequencing (Procedure of Decoding, Transformed meta code of DNA as DNA sequence) and different types of DNA Sequencing and its phenomenon (Reading), as well as time and space logically.

I think that the conventional research of genetic modification will end. Because of the medical law, medical ethics and philosophy of science, that apply in the society.

Until now, medicine was not involved as a treatment, but it is realized as a medical system today. 

DNA research was developed from modernism together with imperialism highly. The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, he in his thesis, suggested the failure in molecular biology, such as in Platonism.

Today, together with the study in medicine, it would be clarify, we human, there is no ideal body, ideal condition, everybody has "error" in each body. What is error? would be studied.

The fortcoming collaboration with Max Eastley






These three perspectives are based on the potentiality of Corona (1962) for pianist(s) by Toru Takemitsu (Universality) as the starting point of artistic research Variations, at the same time, that are the potentiality of each attendet artist including mine. -> Manifoldness, Transculturality, Transversality, Universality.

Questions for Semi-Formalism:

The topic of universality of Toru Takemitsu's "Corona" in which artistic research “Variations” relates to the Bauhaus's context:


The starting point for this collective projects are based on Toru Takemitsu's multi-layered open score "Corona" (1962) for pianists, the "blueprint" (poiesis) of our project, but is abstracted.

In doing so, in Variation I with the collaboration of the composer and sound artist Patrick Housen and the pianist and artistic researcher Phd in Piano/Performing arts Lukas Huisman in Ghent, Belgium, each artist creates his or her own "blueprint" (poiesis) with the theme of the infrastructure of each artistic discipline (artistic profession). Poiesis is the most important foundation of Bauhaus's philosophy of creating "models" (mimesis). On this foundation, Bauhaus artists have collaborated in a universal context, without artistic and philosophical realms (without ideology), in other words, outside the realm of aesthetics and philosophy of the German idealism, was in Dessau, which was toward metropolitanism of Berlin. They conceptualised the social-democratic metropolitan in Berlin. It was the deconstruction of the class-different social system in the city.

The universality of Toru Takemitsu's "Corona" for pianists (1962) comes from the mandala he abstracted and transformed into a multi-layered open score. That is the counterpoint of cross-cultural joint projects between different ideas of the individual artist on universality.

In Variation II, it is based on DNA in molecular biology in which regards to the project a.o.i. - lasting memories with the collaboration of the composer, researcher, and conductor PhD in Musicology Valerio Sannicandro in Paris, France (...)


In this artistic research, there are many references of researchers, I would like to thank you for the researchers and their studies indeed, particularly, for the account "semi-formalism" by the philosopher Bence Nanay, for the possibility of forthcoming in the study of art into the 21st century. Why I study his thesis for deconstructing Modernism because I studied Sculpture and liberal arts at the institute for art in context for research with my artistic mediums practically. Theoretically, I explore the philosophy of sound between sound mute in the non-western culture and echo of sound in the western culture. I research the account "semi-formalism" by the philosopher Bence Nanay from the aspect of cognitive neuroscience, thereby I study in this contribution aesthetics as philosophy of perception, what is the new approach for me his contribution, even though I studied the western fine arts, (...)


I am greatly thankful for the research by the philosopher Bence Nanay. He gave me/us for a new start of the research in arts, is the escape from tradition (with the technology and without the technology) in modernism.


In the near future, I would like to describe how their researches relates to my artistic research as much as possible obviously and briefly.



I am very glad to collaborate with artists in Variations, also thankful for artists.

When Lukas Huisman gave me the multi-layered open score "Corona" (1962) by Toru Takemitsu in May 2020, I didn't know how I can explain the essence of art at the practical level of arts logically, what I saw in "Corona" (1962) by Toru Takemitsu.

I am happy to have the chance of researching and exploring with different artists these subjects of Simultaneous in Variation I, Spontaneous in Variation II, and Zufall and MA in Variation III at the anthropological and philosophical level practically and artistically.

I would like to contribute the artistic research Variations for the young generation toward the topic of "creativity".