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
Other Worlds is a bimonthly night celebrating music, performance art, film, and more. This is gonna be our halloween show, so costumes are encouraged!
Ice Water Tea - Performing a live film score.
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And featuring projection art installations by Phillip Han and Maya Lila.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/315293629257866/
Sounds et al presents an electroacoustic collaboration from duos Caspar Sonnet/Kozue Matsumoto, and Kaori Suzuki/John Krausbauer.
Guitarist Caspar Sonnet (Los Angeles, CA) and kotoist Kozue Matsumoto (Tokyo, Japan) bring their individual instrumentation together to perform the experimental and emotive collaborative work from their forthcoming collection Versus.
Husband and wife duo Kaori Suzuki and John Krausbauer (Oakland, CA) create rich acoustic intricacies. Continuing their 2018 tour (Japan, U.S., Canada, Mexico), they perform hypnotizing soundscapes with voice, bell, percussion, electronics and amplified strings.
Kozue Matsumoto - Koto & electronics
Carmina Escobar - Voice, objects, electronics
Jesús Castillo - Voice, poetry
A mélange a trois of dark to luminous sounds and words.
Cocktails 7:30 p.m.
Music 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Posters by Mark Allen.
There will be a few of them to take away
“Scale Invariance”, a new piece by Ben Finley, explores the same thing at different scales - as if listening from a plane window and with both feet on the ground simultaneously. With Kozue Matsumoto, koto; Kathryn Shuman, voice; Tim Tsang, piano; Nick Hon, drums; Davy Sumner, synths; and Ben Finley, bass.
Koto Ensemble will be playing at a the 55th Annual Cultural Festival & Ondo!
Performing improvised chamber music, this mixed trio is:
Caroline Coward - cello
Kozue Matsumoto - koto
Will Salmon - flute and voice.
This bookstore is really quite wonderful. I find more books here than anywhere else. There is also an excellent supply of music scores.
Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California. Both artists employ numerous extended techniques exploring an array of interesting sounds and textures using both modern & early eastern/western folk instruments. Their collaborations are fiercely intensive, concentrated duals where both players utilize prepared strategies composed in set time blocks. Each player is then assigned a specific set of tools to manipulate various parts of the instrument and are assigned set tunings, microtonal or otherwise. Their use of instrumental augmentation, movement and presence are captivating to witness and mesmerizing to hear. Matsumoto/Sonnet are anticipating a record release entitled “Versus” on Sounds et all late August 2018.
Music at Washington Street presents a great night of improvised music with Steve Norton / Tom Plsek duo, a solo set by Mr. Dirky, and the trio In Transit (Kozue Matsumoto, koto; Patrick Behnke, viola; Chris Foss, shakuhachi + bassoon) from LA.
Saturday, June 23 @ 8pm
321D Washington Street Arts, Somerville
All Ages: $5-$10 donation