Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Preview of upcoming concerts

April 11 Clermont-Ferrand, France Kaija Saariaho's Aile du songe
Arie van Beek, conductor

April 25 Hamburg, Germany Kaija Saariaho's Aile du songe
Susanna Mälkki, conductor

April 26 Hamburg, Germany Kaija Saariaho's Grammar of Dreams
with Melanie Walz, soprano, Jean-Baptiste Barriere,

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 19, 2008

Greetings from Tokyo! As a "Creator-in-Residence" here, I am collaborating with artists as varied as the master Noh-mask maker and theater director Fujio Fujimori and his actors, as well as master photographer/light-designer/graffiti-artist (etc.) Christopher Noelle (aka TOFA) with his electronic music. During our presentation of these "works in progress" at the TWS Shibuya gallery on March 25, I will also discuss the history of my involvement with Japanese culture and play classic "EastWest" solos by Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Shoko Shida.