Thu, May 25|
Bill Nace + Fuji||||||||||ta
Presented in collaboration with Nova Arts: Japanese sound artist, FUJI||||||||||TA performs GAGAKU, a slow and elegant form of 7th century classical music on a hand-built pipe organ. Experimental guitarist Bill Nace uses a sculptural approach incorporating tape loops, the taishōgoto and hurdy-gurdy
Time & Location
May 25, 2023, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Yosuke Fujita, also known as FUJI||||||||||TA is a Sound Artist, organist and composer based in Japan. Fujita’s artistic practice centers on the exploration, manipulation and presentation of sounds commonly found within nature, including the use of air, water and even the echolocation of bats. The crux of his performances is his hand-built pipe organ. An instrument, which Fujita based on the traditional Japanese musical concept of GAGAKU, a slow and elegant form of classical music found in the 7th century. The organ itself is built of 11 pipes and has no keys. It utilizes an air-pump, known as “fuigo”, which is modelled after a historic blacksmith’s own tools.The organ is reliant solely on the skill of its creator in order to produce a sound. Since 2009, Yosuke Fujita’s one-of-a-kind organ coupled with his mastery of the instrument has been recognized internationally. One of his recent works "iki", released by Swiss label Hallow Ground, has been named as one of the best albums of the year 2020 on Boomkat, a respected global retailer in the music industry. He has presented his work, both domestically and abroad, at various acclaimed festivals and events, including but not limited to,Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Musuem, MUTEK (JP) , Rewire Festival (NL), Issue project Room (US) , MODE Festival (UK) , Festival Variations (FR) , NODE Festival (IT) , Tectonics Festival Glasgow (UK). In addition to his own solo work, he has collaborated world-renowned musicians such as Yamantaka Eye of Boredoms, SUZUKI Aiko, Keiji Haino, Koichi Makigami, and Rashad Becker. Most recently, he collaborated with the famous fashion house, LEMAIRE, on their “A person who wears LEMAIRE series”.
Bill Nace is an artist and musician based in Philadelphia, PA. He has collaborated with an extraordinary range of musicians, including Michael Morley, Graham Lambkin, Matt Krefting, Twig Harper, Jooklo Duo, chik white, John Truscinski, Thurston Moore, Jake Meginsky, Jessica Rylan, Paul Flaherty, Yoko Ono, Wally Shoup, Aaron Dilloway, and Kim Gordon, with whom he regularly plays as one half of the duo Body/Head. In 2020 Nace released the critically acclaimed solo record "BOTH" on Drag City. A collaboration with Gordon and Dilloway -- "Body/Dilloway/Head" -- is out now on Three Lobed Records and his newest solo LP Through a Room was released in November on Drag City.
"Nace approaches the guitar as an object to be explored as much as an instrument to be played. In addition to fingerpicking and strumming, he uses bits of wood or metal to generate a spectrum of tones that, with practice, he can manipulate with precision. With his inquisitive spirit and formidable skills, walls of distortion are decorated with filigree traceries of treble as if to guide the eye across a Brutalist facade." -Pitchfork
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FUJI||||||||||TA + Bill Nace
Admission for one to FujiIIIIIIIIIIIIIta + Bill Nace. Refreshments will be provided! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!Price$20.00
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General Admission Tickets for this event are $20. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, subsidized tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue.PricePay what you want
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