Not Held at Japan Society – Ryoko Mizutani & Judy Dunaway

December 1, 2006
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Roulette presents Ryoko Mizutani (Koto) & Judy Dunaway(Balloons)
Friday, December 1
8:30 pm

Ryuko Mizutani studied both classical and modern koto music under the world-renowned koto masters Kazue and the late Tadao Sawai. As a member of the Kazue Sawai Koto Ensemble, she has performed in Europe, South Asia, and the US in festivals of traditional and new music. In 1999 Ryuko received a fellowship from the Japanese Government Overseas Study program for Artists to study improvisational and new music with Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University.

Judy Dunaway: Mother of Balloon Music CD Release Party
In celebration of her upcoming CD on Innova Records, Roulette presents a concert featuring Judy Dunaway (balloons) in improvisational duets and trios with Tom Chiu (violin) and Damian Catera (electronics.) Since 1990, Dunaway has created over forty compositions for balloons as sound producers, and has also made this her main instrument for improvisation. She has presented her work throughout North American and Europe at many well-known venues and festivals including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Edna and Roy Disney Center, the Bang On A Can Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival, Podewil and ZKM. Her discography includes recordings on the CRI and Outer Realm labels.  Ms. Dunaway holds a M.A. in Music from Wesleyan University a Ph.D. in Music Composition from SUNY Stony Brook.

Admission $15, Students $10, Members Free
Tickets: 212.219.8242

  • Friday, December 1, 2006
  • 8:30 pm