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New Piano Music from Tokyo
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Center for New Music
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Available at the door only
Pianist Satoko Inoue is renowned throughout Japan, Europe and the US as a leading interpreter of contemporary solo piano music. She has premiered works by some of Japan’s foremost composers including Jo Kondo, Yoritsune Matsudaira, Satoshi Tanaka, Yuji Itoh. She is also known for performing works of other contemporary composers including Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Henry Cowell, Giancinto Scelsi, Luciano Berio, and others. Besides her performing in Japan, Satoko Inoue has appeared at major European festivals including Darmstadt, the International Experimental Music Festival in Bourges, and at Japan Year (Germany). She has also worked with Luc Ferrari to record piano/percussion compositions for HatHut. Her most recent recording of Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus is available on the ALM label.
Her performance at the Center for New Music will include Tennyson Songbooks by Jo Kondo, Melatan by Yugi Itoh, Litany II by Satoshi Tanaka, Three for Piano by Robert Coburn, and works by John Cage and others
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When we first met with Jie, she showed us her remarkable powered sketchbook, which she created by disassembling a Moleskine notebook, hollowing out the back cover to embed a rechargeable battery she repurposed from a cell phone charging case and then running power leads onto each page. Natalie also used this approach to power her wifi-connected notebook.
Both of these hacks seemed far too sophisticated for me to attempt myself when I first saw them, but now I have a lot more paper circuitry projects under my belt. My notebook finally filled up and I needed to move into a new one, so I figured it was time to see if I could up my hacking game and create my own version of Jie’s and Natalie’s power hack.
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