Lewis Music Library composer forum: Sumie Kaneko

A talk by the Japanese Koto and Shamisen player and jazz singer/songwriter

Event date December 1, 2016 5 - 6pm

kaneko-700Join us for a composer forum with Japanese Koto and Shamisen player and jazz singer/songwriter Sumie (Sumi-é) Kaneko, visiting artist.

Kaneko creates music that spans a millennium.  A master in the traditional repertoire of these ancient instruments, she has also pioneered their use in jazz and experimental music, through solo and group performances worldwide. She will appear as part of MIT’s World Music Day, Saturday, December 3, in Kresge Auditorium, featuring new works by Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn, a first-ever collaboration with MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika, and solo works from her acclaimed new album, Dead of the NightLearn more

Location: Lewis Music Library, Bldg. 14E-109
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts