Bang on a Can All-Stars: Rimpa Reimagined
Featuring the world premieres of Japan Society-commissioned works by Vijay Iyer & Mamoru Fujieda
Saturday, December 8, 2012
"…[BOAC] combin[es] the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble."--The New York Times
New York's fieriest music group, Bang on a Can All-Stars, unveils two new Japan Society-commissioned works that draw inspiration from Rimpa--a Japanese painting movement that spanned the 17th-19th centuries. The first piece is by the red-hot New York-based composer/jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and the other is by celebrated Japanese post-minimalist composer Mamoru Fujieda. In addition, the All-Stars will revive Somei Satoh's Shu (Spells), for the first time since its world premiere at the Society in 2004. This time, the piece will be performed to a Rimpa-art-inspired visual landscape specially created for this concert by cutting-edge motionographer Nobuyuki Hanabusa.
This concert is presented in conjunction with the Society's exhibition Silver Wind:The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828), showcasing one of the master painters of the Rimpa movement. The exhibition will stay open until 7:30 pm on this evening, free for ticket holders.
$28/$23 Japan Society members
This event is SOLD OUT.
A wait-list for tickets of sold-out shows will be available one hour before curtain at the box office.
Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.
Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.
MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.