Thu, 10/25/2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network (IJPAN) presents a performance of “9 Chains...” a new music and video composition by Gene Coleman, on Thursday, October 25th at 8 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum. Drawing on modern Japanese architecture for his inspiration, Coleman’s pieces combine traditional Japanese and contemporary musical instruments into an original sound. The evening will also feature solo performances on the koto and sho (traditional Japanese string instruments), and a shorter composition by Coleman entitled “Tenchi.”
This event is free and open to everyone. IJPAN will webcast “9 Chains...” live on our website: http://ijpan.ncsa.illinois.edu
In the work "9 Chains..." Coleman explores the influence of Buckminster Fuller on global culture and thinking via his World Game, which anticipates by decades our use of "cloud" networking and game-based problem solving. The program will be performed by the Ensemble N_JP, with musicians Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), Naomi Sato (sho), Gene Coleman (bass clarinet), Toshimaru Nakamura (live electronics), Teddy Rankin-Parker (cello), and Sean Harold (electric guitar), conducted by Stephen Taylor. For more information on Gene Coleman, please visit his website http://soundfield.org/
Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP will also host a workshop on Thursday, October 25 from 3-4:20 p.m,in the Music Building Auditorium on the University of Illinois campus. Anyone interested in an inside look into the creation and execution of a composition such as "9 Chains..." is encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public and will also be webcast live on our website.
If you have any questions, please contact IJPAN at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will be able to join us in person or online for this performance!