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Chicago Premiere! "PUZZLE" trilogy
Experimental Film and Soundscape by Tatsu Aoki
Nov. 16, 2012. 19:30
The Nightingale Theatre
1084 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60642
Chicago has not seen before!!!
Tatsu Aoki’s legendary experimental film works.
Puzzle I (2001), Puzzle II (2002) and Puzzle III (2003) will be shown in its entirety with live music and sound scape.
A day trip to Lincoln Park zoo turns in to a colorful journey of light and shadow. The world of abstraction and mesmerizing cinema - mechanical reality.
Puzzle trilogy will invite you to an experience of traveling sprits and obscure moving images
Total of 118 min. with live sound scape performance
featuring music and sound by Jonathan Chen, Jamie Kempers,Guillermo Gregorio and Tatsu Aoki.
Sampler link: https://vimeo.com/11223966
TOYOAKIMOTO by Tatsu Aoki
Reconstruction of Tokyo Style Geisha Music
Asian Improv Records 0083
TOYOAKIMOTO [CD] available online via the website Amazon.com now.
TATSU AOKI - Bassist Tatsu Aoki is a prolific and accomplished
musician, composer and educator. He works in a wide
array of musical styles, ranging from traditional
Asian music to jazz to experimental music and is
a much in-demand artist performing on both contrabass
and the shamisen (Japanese 3-stringed lute). He
has recorded over 100 albums featuring many of the
musical legends of Chicago, including Fred Anderson,
Von Freeman, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Don Moye
and John Watson Sr. 2006 saw Aoki present his most
ambitious work to date, "re: Rooted"
a continuation of his "Rooted" composition
cycle featuring the MIYUMI Project Big Band at Millennium
Park's Pritzker Pavilion. Aoki is the founder
and Artistic Director of the Annual Chicago Asian
American Jazz Festival.
Tatsu Aoki: CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR 2001