AZUMI OE / TANIA CAROLINE CHEN /
MAKI SHINAGAWA/ JESSE PERLSTEIN
We will be exploring all things MICRO.
micro sounds, micro universes, micro movements...a meditation on listening, bringing the overlooked into focus
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azumi O E was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She is a former principal dancer of New York-based Butoh company Vangeline Theatre performed over 8 years. She joined as an assistant choreographer/main dancer for Butoh Master Katsura Kan�’s several world tours. Her own solo work was presented in New York, Boulder, Beijing, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Helsinki, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla, Stuttgart, and Kyoto. Expansion of her 10 year Butoh career, she works as a dancer/choreographer for Video Sculpture artist Katja Loher, visual/performance artist Ayakamay, on going collaborative work for MARCK his video art and live performances, duo project with Bassist Sean Ali, Trio with Composer Takuya Nakamura+3D mapped Stage visualist Marton Gabor. azumi is constantly at work on wide range interactive/experimental tech, surround sound, stage-visual projects, film, video-art. Yet she keeps her own solo projects consistently growing as well.
●TANIA CAROLINE CHEN
Tania Caroline Chen is a pianist, sound artist and free improviser, performing solo and collaboratively on the piano, digital and vintage electronics, and found objects. She has recorded and performed regularly with Stewart Lee, Steve Beresford, Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Wadada Leo Smith, Thurston Moore, David Toop, Jon Raskin, Jon Leidecker and with Bryan Day and Ben Salomon in the band Bad Jazz. In the electronics band Tender Buttons she improvises with the electronic and acoustic musicians Gino Robair and Tom Djll.
Tania Caroline Chen draws her inspiration from the New York, British and European schools of 20th century experimental composition. She has performed and recorded the works of John Cage (Indeterminacy, Electronic Music for Piano, Music.of Changes I-IV), Morton Feldman (Palais de Mari, For Bunita Marcus, Triadic Memories), Earle Brown (Folio), and Cornelius Cardew (Piano Sonatas 1, 2 and 3; Octet 64), as well as compositions by Andrew Poppy, Michael Parsons, Luc Ferrari, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Eric Satie and Alexander Scriabin.
Alongside, Tania creates her own sound compositions whose material include piano, voice, electronics and video. Her commissions include Strands, Themes for a Story and Icons of Elegance, which have been performed and broadcast on the radio by instrumental soloists and ensembles in London, the USA and Asia.
Maki Shinagawa started her ballet training under Aiko Ohtaki at the Ballet Arts of Carnegie Hall in Japan, and has performed in Japan and throughout the US. Since arriving in NYC in 2004, she has been a member/ assistant of Nina Buisson Contemporary Move, H.T. Chen & Dancers and principal dancer and soloist with the Vangeline Theater. Maki has been featured in Award winning short film “Scriptura Vitae” directed by Artist/Filmmaker Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic commissioned by Channel 4 the UK.
Jesse Perlstein is a musician/sound artist from New York, focusing mostly on sound design concerning field recording, vocal harmonizations and digital manipulations. His main attention is to memory and how it is the confluence of reality and fantasy. You can hear most of his work as a member of Sontag Shogun.