Asian American Arts Alliance

Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 4: FOUR SYSTEMS

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Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 4: FOUR SYSTEMS

Time: May 10, 2019 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Street: 123 4th Ave FL 2
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: music
Organized By: Center for Remembering & Sharing
Latest Activity: Apr 17

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CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 4:  Four Systems, curated by JunYi Chow. Four daring improvisers and acclaimed performers of traditional music from different cultures  — Chatori Shimizu (Shō, Japan), gamin (Piri and Saenghwang, Korea), JunYi Chow (Cello, Malaysia), and Yun Zhuo Gan (Yangqin, China) — invite mayhem and unlock surprising congruities by improvising over four compositions inspired by their respective cultures, stitched together through an imaginative graphic notation using visual symbols of their own choosing.

This graphic notation will be projected behind the performers, so the audience can connect visually with the the music and imagine their own choices, allowing everyone within the space — composer, performer, and audience — to participate in the process of creating connection and meaning through play. A conversation with the artists will take place following the concert.

This is the first of eight concerts in the series during 2019 and will take place on May 10, 2019 at 8 pm at CRS.

Tickets are $25 in advance $30 at the door. Students and seniors with valid ID can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at, by phone (212-677-8621), and at CRS.

Now in its second year, CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a performance series devoted to creating unforgettable live art experiences that dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, traditional and new music, and the local and the global, bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us. 

CRS has from its inception in 2004 attracted many people from abroad, and has become known for presenting healing, arts, and cultural programs from around the world and from Asia in particular. This season, which is supported by a grant from the LMCC, is curated by three outstanding artists of Asian descent:  gamin, Jen Shyu, and JunYi Chow. There is a long tradition of interdisciplinarity in Asian arts, where ritual practices have always involved elements of dance, theatre, improvised music, and storytelling, and this season will build on that tradition.

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