For animation lovers, Hayao Miyazaki needs little introduction. The famous Japanese animator and film director co-founded the legendary Studio Ghibli and is responsible for some of the most well-regarded films ever made. Taking inspiration from folklore and literature, while prioritising themes of environmentalism and pacifism, titles such as My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle are beloved by audiences of all ages, the world over.
This February, fans can experience his oeuvre from a different perspective as Mystery Ensemble delve into the music from his films at Stoller Hall. The Miyazaki Dreams concert promises to immerse you in the atmosphere of works such as My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle through their music.
The musicians at Mystery Ensemble specialise in putting together unique programmes in non-standard venues, including experimental music, tributes and soundtracks from world cinema and television. The Miyazaki event is firmly in their wheelhouse then, and they’ve promised performances of works composed by Joe Hisaishi for Miyazaki films scores alongside music from other composers inspired by Miyazaki.