New Japan Ensemble Chicago/Obihiro Exchange Project
Tatsu Aoki presents the New Japan Ensemble, a compositional project exploring the experimental sonic milieu of contemporary Tokyo and Chicago. Over two evenings at Elastic Arts, select members from The Miyumi Project, electronic sound artists, and creative Japanese musicians from Chicago will play together with sound artist Hiroshi Mehata from Tokyo. Predicated in the personal histories of each artist and sonic landscape of each metropolis, the collaboration will coalesce as a textural and affective experimentation of a cross-cultural, multigenerational, musical expression. The New Japan Ensemble project is part of the Chicago Obihiro Exchange Exhibition presented by AIRMW at the Hairpin Arts Center.