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April 27, 2020

Premiered on Nowness



When I look at the view from a train window there is a moment when it changes from being boring and repetitive to something precious,” says Japanese pianist Koki Nakano of the inspiration behind his composition, Train-Train, which has been translated into dance for this film. “When I compose, I keep images of bodies in a state of movement in my head. They’re a great help to me when it comes to structuring pieces, which develop as if they were responding to those movements.”

Train-Train is an exciting new release from the Paris-based musician who frequently explores the relationship between music and movement in his work. For this music video, he collaborated with director Benjamin Seroussi and choreographer Damien Jalet, who—upon listening to the track—was inspired by the 1970 Akira Kurosawa film Dodes’ka-den about a Tokyo slum-dweller with special needs who dreams of becoming a train trolley driver in a post-apocalyptic town made of rust and scrap metal.



Music:  Koki Nakano 

Chronography: Damien Jalet

Dancer: Aimilios Arapognou 

Director: Benjamin Seroussi

Creative producer: Olivier Bassuet - Sinda 

Executive producers: Masanori Yamamoto /  Laurent Bizot 

Production: Art Bridge - Quad Group

Label: Noformat 

Supported by Grand marble 

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