Yasuno Miyauchi “a e i”
Thursday, January 12 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
ISSUE Project Room – 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
An experimental voice ensemble performance composed and directed by Japanese composer Yasuno Miyauchi “a e i” is a new work that aims to explore collective singing as ritual, with an emphasis on the power of extended repetition. With spatial distribution and choreographed bodily movement, the work features an accompanying visual narrative—all with the goal of binding bodies, voices, and movement together into a site of radical perceptual experience. The title “a e i ” is an ancient Greek word meaning “forever.”
After graduating from Tokyo Gakugei University with a degree in classical and modern music composition, Miyauchi, who is from Tokyo, Japan, studied media art, computer music, and algorithmic composition at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences.
Her work centers on the human voice and body, and her experimental expressions delve into harmonic music and computer sounds. She collaborates with artists from a range of genres, and she uses traditional Japanese instruments and shomyo (Buddhist chanting) in her pieces. TSUMUGINE, the vocal choir she formed in 2008, won first prize at the Experimental Sound, Art and Performance Festival, organized by Tokyo Wonder Site.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Fresh Squeezed Opera Company’s website.