American composer, percussionist, and sound artist Paul Kikuchi presents his work in Tokyo for the first time. Kikuchi is currently residing in Japan as a fellow of the Japan – US Friendship Commission Creative Artist Program.
Kikuchi’s site – specific work utilizes unique sonic environments such as train tunnels, underground cisterns, and nuclear cooling towers. He uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments to explore and accentuate the unique acoustic properties of each space, letting the music unfold in response to his surroundings. Using high quality video and audio recording Kikuchi captures his ephemeral performances, transporting viewers to these often remote and unusual sonic environments.
Additionally, Kikuchi will premier a new composition for an ensemble comprised of Tokyo-based musicians, including:
Hichiriki: Ms. Hitomi Nakamura
Sho: Ms. Remi Miura
Wagon: Ms. Kazue Tajima
Shakuhachi: Christopher Yohmei