Koto Transformation - Australis
Date: 1st June (Friday)
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Meat Market. 5 Blackwood Street,North Melbourne
Tickets: $25 online, $35 at the door
Booking Link: Eventbrite
More info: http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/koto-transformation-australis/
Koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura, celebrates thirty years of ground breaking modern koto performance in Australia with a breathtaking fusion concert. The concert brings together international performers of koto and a range of classical and jazz instruments (including saxophone), as well as Japanese butoh (dance).
Koto Transformation – Australis features striking, expressive koto performance weaved through sensitively layered Japanese and Australian musical styles. This is a rare opportunity to see masterful musical collaborations that will leave you feeling touched and inspired.
The concert will debut enchanting pieces by leading Australian composers. As Japanese and global sounds blend into one another, enjoy the enriching cultural and musical exchange that characterises Odamura’s innovative career and unmistakable style.
Performers: Kazue Sawai (Japan), Satsuki Odamura, Brandon Lee, The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble, Noriko Tsuboi (Thailand), Saeko Kitai (Singapore), Miyama McQueen Tokita (Japan), Hiroko Nagai (Philippines), Sandy Evans (saxophone), Yumi Umiumare (Butoh).
Japanese inspired desserts and tea will be sold by Kazumi Sweets N Treats and Cha Haus on the day