The Music Program's artist-in-residence for the spring 2023 semester, Kaoru Watanabe, will present a recital with special guest Angel Bat Dawid.
The solo performance features taiko drums, shinobue flutes, and vocals, mixed with electronic loops and samples as Watanabe explores the dual uses and meanings of the piece's title—burning and calming, smoldering and healing, provocation and release—as they relate to personal ritual, social conflict and rising above the tumultuous moment. Developed during the pandemic and premiered live at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Watanabe has since performed the work at Dartmouth College, Lincoln Center, as well as excerpts of the project at Hirshorn Museum, Centre Musique de Monde in Montreal, Antenna Cloud Farm in Gil, MA and elsewhere.
To read more about this performance, please visit Kaoru Watanabe's website.
To read more about Angel Bat Dawid, please view Dawid's bio and music.