Sine Qua Non with Kaoru Watanabe

Thursday, October 25 915pm
Kaoru Watanabe-flutes, Brett Sroka-laptop
Shapshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
(Park Slope) Brooklyn, NY (map)

This Thursday at Shapeshifter Lab I’ll be collaborating with one of my oldest friends, Kaoru Watanabe, for the first time. Kaoru and I met on our first day of college at Manhattan School of Music, (in a time even before the internet, if you can imagine that). Because of our mutual love of skateboarding (and music) we became friends instantly, and during those four years discovered, learned and experienced so much. Kaoru had a yearning to connect with his roots and after school took the boldest move of any of our classmates, he moved to the remote Sado Island in Japan to audition for Kodo, the world renowned Taiko Ensemble. For a decade he toured the world with them and in 2006 returned to New York a seasoned, brilliant musician.

Little by little over the past year we’ve been putting together a computer and flute/fue project, which was has lead to a broader installation that I’ve been imagining for for a while. Sine Qua Non will be a generative surround-sound installation that evolves out of a live, improvisational performance, and I’m pleased to announce I’ve recently been invited to develop it at the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University. Thursday’s show will illustrate the performance aspect of it, and sound something like this:

Sine Qua Non: kb002 by srokasonic Sine Qua Non: kb001 by srokasonic

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