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Reduction 8
Reduction 8

Sat, Dec 17



Reduction 8

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Time & Location

Dec 17, 2022, 7:00 PM

Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

About this event

Reduction is a theatrical response that brings back the foundational aesthetics of Japanese music with a pared down concert of music and dance. It is a performative statement that articulates the stoicism of musical and theatrical elements that are lost in the non-traditional rhythmic and sonic embellishments that appear in mainstream renditions of Japanese drumming. Minimal arrangements of original compositions and improvisation merge contemporary and classical philosophies of a fluid and complex musicality. The evening is a confluence of the combined stylization of Tsukasa Taikos’ premiere performance ensemble Gintenkai with musicians Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, and Nicole Mitchell, international grandmasters Chizuru Kineya, Hyakkyo Fukuhara, Takane Umeya and Kimiei Fujima, as well as local grandmasters Shunojo Fujima and Yoshinojo Fujima.

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