Asian American Arts Alliance

Meditation + Multimedia Concert: Shades of Green in the Light

Event Details

Meditation + Multimedia Concert: Shades of Green in the Light

Time: September 23, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
Street: 123 4th Ave #2
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: music, film/video
Organized By: Center for Remembering & Sharing
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2017

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Event Description

CRS invites you to Shades of Green in the Lightan immersive multi-media dialogue between sound, video, space and stillness improvised for us by CRS Healer and crystal singing bowl player Miyoko Satoh followed by musicians Seungmin Cha and JunYi Chow with video artist Karen Y. Chan.

Though often fleeting, the awareness of stillness is like entering the wilderness, where time melts away and the senses are awakened by subtleties that become magnified. There is clarity and spaciousness in stillness that encourages the mind to wander into unexplored regions. It is an opportunity to observe, question, or just be present with what is there, or more importantly, what is not there. Some instruments that will be heard include the daegum, a traditional Korean bamboo flute, played by Cha, who will also incorporate electronic sounds, and the cello and melodion, played by Chow. The musicians will live-score Chan’s video collage during a 60-minute improvisational set that will include moments of stillness.

Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone (212-677-8621) and at the door.

About Seungmin Cha

Emerging as one of the most influential experimental Daegeum (Korean transverse bamboo flute) artists, Seungmin Cha was trained in traditional music and its discourse. A graduate of the School of Music at Seoul National Univ., Cha has developed her career as a solo Daegeum artist, the director of her music ensemble Shiro as well as composer. Her performances incorporate traditional (jeongga and minyo), indie, experimental elements. She received a prestigious Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 2016 and is currently living in NYC until October with ACC’s support.

About JunYi Chow

Malaysia-born NYC-based Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Improviser. Chow's music has been lauded by Financial Times for its "skilful contrasts in both volume and texture." His interest in music explores the indefinite possibilities of tone colour and sound, and features a mixed musical style based on classical contemporary music, Chinese tunes, Gamelan music, minimalism, and popular music, amongst other influences. In March 2017, he received the Grand Prize of Best Orchestra Work by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra International Composition Competition. He is currently the Composer-In-Residence of Teng Company (Singapore) and Vivo Experimental Orchestra (Malaysia).

About Karen Y. Chan

Karen Y. Chan (b. 1975, NYC) works with video, film, and sound to explore the relationships between space, time, and memory. Using her own fragmented memories as raw materials, she creates visual meditations, giving shape to the enigmatic forces that free and seize the mind. Chan holds degrees from NYU and The New School. Her work has been shown at the Queens Museum, Horton Gallery, NURTUREart Gallery, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, BronxArtSpace, Vox Populi, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center, etc. Chan lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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