World Premiere (Stanford Live Commission)|
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer
OpenEndedGroup (Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser), digital artists
Ko Ishikawa, shō
Maya Beiser, cello
A multimedia evocation of otherness and union that builds on tensions and accords between elements of Japanese and Western cultures.
Commissioned and premiered by Stanford Live. Co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects and the Stanford Department of Music in collaboration with Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Creative Media Center (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany; Creative Media Centre at City University of Hong Kong. Generously supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan program; the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.