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Shoko Nagai || Cruche Trio


Shoko Nagai - moog synth, Hans Tammen - guitar/electronics, Joe Hertenstein - drums

Since moving to New York in 1999 Shoko Nagai has been dubbed an "MVP" of the downtown jazz scene, performing with John Zorn, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Frank London, Matana Roberts, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Satoshi Takeishi, Butch Morris, Elliot Sharp, Jeremiah Lockwood and many eclectic performers. Nagai frequently tours internationally. Her compositions for films include, L'amour Cache (2007), directed by Alessandro Capone and conducted by Butch Morris, as well as a trio of films directed by Linda Hoaglund: ANPO: Art X War (2010 Toronto, DOC NYC, Vancouver, and Hong Kong film festivals), Things Left Behind, (2012) produced by Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, and The Wound and The Gift, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave (Vancouver, DOC NYC, Tokyo FilmX 2014).

** This unique trio by Shoko Nagai, Han Tammen, and Joe Hertenstein incorporating guitar, moog synth and percussions with electronics to explore the possibilities of the sound texture as well as the musical elements. Their goal is to express the "abyss" of the fundamental elements of the sound. The compositional style includes jazz and free improvisation..

Earlier Event: October 4
Jason Kao Hwang - Critical Response
Later Event: October 11
Jeff Davis Ensemble