Curated by John Zorn. Presented in association with Tzadik
Drummer/composer/laptop wizard Ikue Mori moved to New York in 1977 and has since launched a multi-faceted career as a musician. After forming seminal no-wave band DNA with Arto Lindsay, Mori used drum machines to create her own highly sensitive signature style of improvisation and experimental music; she received the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electronica Digital Music in 1999. Mori’s activities in the realm of music and media are wide-ranging and diverse, including performing in several bands and collaborating with international artists. She displays her versatile and virtuosic range over two evenings at Japan Society.
March 21: Mori takes the stage with Bhima Swarga comprised of Mori, Matt Welch and Gamelan Dharma Swara gamelan ensemble and accompanied by video animation also by Mori, followed by a world premiere collaboration between Mori and extreme vocal artist Makigami Koichi.
March 22: Mori’s acclaimed solo over silent films by Maya Deren, as presented at London’s Tate Modern, makes its U.S. debut. Next, Mori performs with two of her main collaborations: Phantom Orchard with harpist Zeena Parkins and guest percussionist Cyro Baptista; and the electro-acoustic trio Mephista with Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and Susie Ibarra (percussion).
Tickets: $25/$20 Japan Society members. Purchase tickets online above, or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.
2-day Pass: $42/$35 Japan Society members. To purchase the 2-day Pass, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.
- March 22, 2008
- 7:30 pm