Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:30pm
New Work / World Premiere
An original site-specific work created by composer Tomoko Momiyama and commissioned for the Festival by the U.S. / Japan Cultural Trade Network. The project has been inspired by conversations with Japanese-American and Native-American communities as well as specialists in different disciplines including seed science, migratory birds, and geology. The finished work will explore the issues of home and diaspora identities in the Bay Area and beyond. Listening and experiencing what maybe inaudible at first, audience members gradually shift their paradigms away from anthropocentrism (the perspective that humans are the only, or primary, holders of moral standing), to a state of mind where one is more in harmony with the elements and other life forms.
Tokyo based Tomoko Momiyama works internationally as a music composer, dramaturg, and producer of multi-disciplinary art events, installations, and performances.
Shoko Hikage is a master koto player, teacher and prolific musical collaborator. She began studying koto at the age of three. From 1985, she received special training from the 2nd and 3rd IEMOTO Seiga Adachi (hereditary head master of the Ikuta-ryu Sokyoku Seigen Kai).
Kana Roman-Alcalá Okada is a seed saver / scholar-activist based in Berkeley, California. Kana travels across Japan, Hawaii’i and US to inherit traditional wisdom on seeds and farming.
CTN was founded as an international project of Arts Midwest, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN in 2001 to provide leadership, vision, information and support to enhance cultural trade between the U.S. and Japan.
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the Door: $28
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