Doors at 9PM
Advance $29 | At the Door $34
About the Show
Created and composed by Yuka C. Honda
Performed by Yuka C. Honda, Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Devin Hoff, and Zeena Parkins
Video by Brian Close
National Sawdust artist-in-residence Yuka C. Honda presents a brand new multimedia work-in-progress based on the writings of Japanese author Ryu Murakami. Murakami, while not well known in the United States, is one of Japan’s most celebrated and iconic living literary figures. Inspired by his writings, in particular the novel Coin Locker Babies, Honda has conceived an evening-length work of music and video for an all-star ensemble of avant-garde improvisers: twin brothers Nels and Alex Cline on guitar and drums, respectively; downtown composer and performer Zeena Parkins on harp; and stalwart jazz sideman Devin Hoff on upright bass. Video artist Brian Close (of the audio-visual design team Georgia) provides a visual score for the evening.
Yuka C. Honda
Yuka C. Honda is a Japanese composer/musician and producer residing in New York City. She is best known for the band Cibo Matto, which she co-founded with Miho Hatori in 1994 and in which Honda created a unique one-man band sound by triggering samples ‘live’. Honda released three solo albums (on the Tzadik label) and has produced recordings by Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND and Cibo Matto. She has recorded and performed with a wide range of musicians such as Yoko Ono, Bernie Worrell, Marc Ribot, Laurie Anderson, Sean Lennon, Yoshimi (of The Boredoms), Nels Cline, Kimbra, Thomas Bartlett and Trixie Whitley among others.