7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
International House of Japan
In this Artists’ Forum, composer and performer William Roper, presently in Japan on the Japan-US Creative Artists Program, presents a program of solos, duos and trios for tuba, shakuhachi, shamisen and poetry reading. Roper’s work is based in narrative and autobiography. In Roper’s music,listeners can hear how he navigates from one piece to the next through the use of similar tonal reference points. The listener is free to make associations between these points or not. What is important is how the listener arrives at the immediate present in the musical experience. All of the compositions in the program were influenced by his long association with Asian-American artists.
Tuba: William Roper
Shakuhachi: Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
Shamisen: Nozawa Tetsuya
Poetry by Leza Lowitz
Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 pm, Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, IHJ
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