As you enter the gallery, you step inside the house of Yasuo Moriyama. Instantly recognisable for its unique architecture, designed by architect Ryue Nishizawa, built of ten individual units and recreated 1:1 in our Art Gallery, you get to experience what a day in the life of Moriyama would feel like.
From the kitchen to the bathroom, study to bedroom, as you explore the different rooms within the house you’ll be able to browse Moriyama’s shelves, cupboards and displays, filled with books, films and records to give you an insight into his life.
Here’s a sample of some of the records you’ll hear playing and find stacked on shelves around the Moriyama House in the exhibition.
Selection of Albums in the Moriyama House:
Takehisa Kosugi, Catch Wave
Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
Ryoji Ikeda, Supercodex
Arthur Russell, World of Echo
John Cage, Cheap Imitation
Glenn Gould, J.S.Bach Goldberg Variations BMW.988 : 1955
Brian Eno, Ambient 1 Music for Airports
Derek Bailey, Improvisation (Cramps Label)
Otomo Yoshihide, Ensemble Cathode
Sainkho Namtchylak, Stepmother City
Did you hear or find any other favourites on your visit? Let us know on #TheJapaneseHouse and we’ll add them to our Moriyama Spotify playlist.
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Lead photo: Film still from Beka & Lemoine’s Moriyama-san, a documentary about the man inside the house, screening as part of The Japanese House exhibition.
The Japanese House: Life and Architecture after 1945 is now open, until 23 June 2017
Explore The Japanese House events series featuring tours, film screenings, talks and workshops throughout the exhibition