New York Debut of Coppé, Japan's Godmother of Electronica


Coppé, Saiko, NYC, Japan, Brooklyn, electronica, Mango + Sweet Rice, 20rpm, Pete's Candy Store, ShapeShifter Lab, music

Coppé: 20rpm: NYC Premiere

Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Pete’s Candy Store – 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Admission: Free

Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
ShapeShifter Lab – 18 Whitwell Place, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Admission: $10

Saiko Japanese Arts and Innovation presents the New York debut of Coppé, Japan’s “Godmother of Electronica,” for a shows at Pete’s Candy Store and ShapeShifter Lab.

Coppé will celebrate 20 years of her “phantom” Tokyo record label Mango + Sweet Rice, the home of productions ranging from the warm and ebullient to the starkly experimental. She will present fresh interpretations of global sound collaborations featured on the double-vinyl release 20rpm.

D3pths (programming) + David Ambrosia (acoustic bass) will join Coppé, and there will be special guest appearances by Kaoru Watanabe (taiko, transverse flute), a former director of Japan’s Kodo drum troupe; and the J-Music Ensemble, led by Grammy-nominated saxophonist Patrick Bartley.