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What is Telescore

Started in the Spring of 2016, Telescore Project is a world-wide collaborative art project, which takes Iyamari’s artistic interest in time and perception into a different direction. It aims to familiarise the viewers with the cross-species interaction and coexistence of trees and humans. Specific trees, and their area of origin, are presented in short films inspired by the local area’s culture. The films use a soundtrack created by digitally processing the tree’s cross-sections into sound. The soundtrack is incorporated into the project work for the performance artists to interpret the music, and the tree’s significance to the given area, into a dance or performance.


Trees and humans have been sharing the environment for a long time. There are trees with symbolic meanings in almost every area in every country. Additionally, there are particular culture traditions which have flourished around the use of these trees. This shows us how human cultures are affected by land and environment. Our project tries to bring them together and present the ‘relationship of the tree and human'.


Photo by: Rakutaro Ogiwara


Japan - Sakura 2016

Soundtrack from: Japanese cherry blossom ( Sakura )

Performed by: Norihito Ishii ( Sankai-jyuku / Butoh dance company )

Local: Japan ( Whole area )

Great Britain - Yew / up coming on 2019

Soundtrack from: European Yew

Performed by: Undecided

Local: Britain island ( England area )


2016 Telescore Project Opening Exhibition / Shibuya Hikarie 8/, showcase aiiima / Tokyo

2018 Stay - solo exhibition of iyamari / Millennium Art Gallery, The Bhavan / London

          Telescore Theatre Show / John Lyon's Theatre / London

Official trailer for "Telescore Project Opening Exhibition"

Sound and movie from "JPN-Sakuraby TELESCORE PROJECT, 2016

Sound from Japanese cherry blossom (Sakura)

performed by Norihito Ishii (Sankai-jyuku)


Please feel free to get in touch if you wish to feature Telescore Project's artwork in your exhibition, project or would like to collaborate with us.

The Telescore Project is looking for individuals who are interested in working collaboratively, especially dancers, actors, instrument players, photographers and film cameramen, to work with on our new film and music projects. Please get in touch if you fit the above-listed criteria.

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