• Saturday March 30 | 9:00 pm

    Asian Improv aRts Midwest presents: Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project

    Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project returns to Elastic Arts! One of the longest standing amalgams drawing from the aesthetics of Japanese traditional music and Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and experimental music. The presentations are improvised compositions that stem from a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which is then transformed into a contemporary musical immersion for the audience. Each successive grouping of MIYUMI Project musicians over the past two decades have contributed to the unique blending of modern application with traditional sensibility. The final result is a continuous evolution of a "live and raw" musical happening. Tonight’s performance of Tatsu Aoki’s MIYUMI Project include: Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Jaime Kempkers, and Kioto Aoki, and special guest: Tsukasa Taiko.