Bat of No Bird Island, 2013
For string trio, trombone, guitar, percussion, and 78rpm records
A song-cycle and multi-media website inspired by the memoir and 78rpm record collection of Zenkichi Kikuchi.
November 2, 2013, Earshot Jazz Festival.
Photos by Bruce Clayton Tom
10" vinyl, CD, streaming, and digital download
Sounds, historic images, and memoir excerpts of Zenkichi Kikuchi.
Bat of No Bird Island has been made possible with support from The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Jack Straw Cultural Center, and Chamber Music America’s 2012 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation