In 2012, City of Hope was gifted six cherry blossom trees by the Consulate General of Japan, Los
Angeles. A tree planting ceremony was created and thus became our first wishing celebration and the
beginning of our wishing trees. The idea originated from the Japanese Tanabata [taà naa báa
taa] festivals’ tradition of tying wishes of hope of making their wishes come true on trees. Every summer
since, we host an annual Wishing Celebration that coincides with the Tanabata festivals in Japan
between July and August.
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Global-African dance, spoken word, winds, strings, percussion, turntable, beat box, and digital artwork. Hesterian Musicism is the creative process through which Professor Karlton Hester’s compositional and performance style merge to give rise to aesthetic environments where other musicians, kinetic and visual artists, and poets can meet to produce new art forms through imaginative effort.
An evening of live music and video projections by Chris Ryan Williams and Laura Sofía Pérez.
Musical performers will include Chris Ryan Williams (trumpet/compositions), Kozue Matsumoto (koto), and Davy Sumner (synthesizer). Laura Sofía Pérez will provide the video projections. The performance will explore themes of the Black experience in 1970’s Los Angeles and the ephemerality of Black agency.
Create real time images with the Arduino and sensors!
In this beginner-level workshop, participants will learn how to use Processing, Arduino, and an IR gesture sensor to generate images and animations in real time. While some previous experience with Processing, Arduino, and/or sensors is helpful, it is not required, and all skill and experience levels will be accommodated.
Our February 2019 Frequency Fridays show features experimental koto player/multimedia artist Kozue Matsumoto (LAX), experimental electric guitarist Kirsten Carey (DET), experimental electronic musician Mike Textbeak (CLE) accompanied by vocalist Searmanas (NYC), and experimental electronic musician Doctah X (CMH). Accompanying Doctah X on visuals is Columbus-based video artist Danielle Milam.
Joining Motoko Honda to work on a creative project among artists from the Miyagi Prefecture in Tohoku, Japan