[IHJ Artists’ Forum-Site-specific video and new ensemble works / JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
Paul Kikuchi: R E S O N A N C E

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  • Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Performers: Paul Kikuchi (Composer, Sound Artist, Percussionist; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow), Christopher Yohmei (shakuhachi), Nakamura Hitomi (hichiriki), Tajima Kazue (wagon), Miura Remi (sho)
  • Language: English & Japanese (with consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
  • Admission: Free

Photo: kikuchi_4._s

This concert features American composer, percussionist, and sound artist Paul Kikuchi, a current fellow of the JUSFC Creative Artists Program.

Kikuchi’s site-specific works utilize the unique reverberation of train tunnels, underground cisterns, and nuclear cooling towers. Using high quality video and audio recording, Kikuchi captures his ephemeral performances, transporting viewers to these often remote and unusual sonic environments. His instrumental compositions are informed by a variety of musical traditions as well as the rhythms, movement, and relationships inherent in natural and urban soundscapes.

The evening will include a series of site-specific videos, followed by the premier of a new composition for an ensemble comprised of Kikuchi and traditional Japanese music performers.

Photo: Tiffany Lin


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