TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI PROJECT:
A JOURNEY OF ASIAN AMERICAN JAZZ EXPERIENCE
April 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
University of Chicago.
Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave
Tatsu Aoki and his band, The Miyumi Project featuring Tsukasa Taiko celebrate the collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists with a multi-generational group fusing Avant Garde jazz with taiko drumming.
More Information at: chicagostudies.uchicago.edu
The Miyumi Project: miyumiproject.com
Tsukasa Taiko: taikolegacy.com
Tatsu Aoki: tatsuaoki.com
The University of Chicago - The Film Studies Center Presents:
Tatsu Aoki: Visions x Sounds
Screening and live performance
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St., Chicago IL
Chicago artist Tatsu Aoki has been making films and music together for over 30 years. Tonight he presents an evening of film and live soundscape, featuring selected works that use experimental and diaristic techniques to transform and examine the everyday world, including Puzzle III (2003), GATE (2010) and a special preview of his new digital work Lights.
Live music by Tatsu Aoki Unit, with renowned sound creator/composer/musician Jonathan Chen and others.
Tatsu Aoki is a prolific and accomplished musician, composer, filmmaker and educator. He works in a wide array of musical styles, ranging from traditional Asian music to jazz to experimental music, and has recorded over 100 albums. He studied experimental filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the Film, Video and New Media Department. His films continue to be screened internationally.
Gate (2010, 16mm/Digital, 30 min)
Puzzle - Part III (2003, 16mm, 30 min)
FSC events are free and open to the public. Doors open a half-hour before the top of the show.
Seating is limited and offered on a first come-first served basis unless otherwise noted. Please call for information or assistance.
The University of Chicago
The Film Studies Center
Info Desk 773.702.8596
A Conversation With Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Artistic Director Lin Hwai-Min: Musician & Filmmaker Tatsu Aoki
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - "Songs of the Wanderers". 2 Performances Only -- Friday, March 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 pm. The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Tickets range from $25 - $68.
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[CD] 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