Midori Takada

AdHoc Presents

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Huerco S.

Wed 5/23/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

Midori Takada
Midori Takada
Midori Takada is a composer, multi percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles.

Midori released two solo albums: “Through The Looking Glass”, 1983 (reissued to great acclaim in 2017) and “Tree Of Life” and wrote music for Tadashi Suzuki’s theater plays. Her hypnotic, minimalist music is based in the concept of coherence between sound and the human body. She performs solo on marimba and other percussion instruments. She regularly works with renowned pianist Masahiko Satoh and released the album “Lunar Cruise” with him in 1990, and reissued in 2017.

She debuted on the scene of Berlin Philharmonic, performing with the RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin just after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1974. She continued her career with solo concerts in Japan and abroad.

In the 1980s Midori began to explore the traditional music of Asia and Africa. Her fascination resulted in joint projects with Kakraba Lobi from Ghana, Lamine Konte from Senegal, Farafina Band from Burkina Faso, and Korean musicians: zither player Chi Seong-Ja, flute player Won-Il, and saxophone player Kang Tae-Hwan. She also led Mkwaju Ensemble’s innovative percussion project and still performs with free-jazz band Ton-Klami with Kang Tae-Hwan and jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh.

In the past 20 years, Midori Takada spent more time in theaters than in concert halls – composing and performing live music for theater. She regularly works with Tadashi Suzuki and his Suzuki Company of Toga on their adaptations of “Electra” and “King Lear”.

Takada’s compositions have a remarkable way of affecting the imagination. Her minimalist, contemplative music is filled with the concept of infinity and reminds us of a moon voyage, falling stars, a journey into the ocean, or a walk in the garden. The trans melodies, initially simple, begin to loop and splinter, their rhythm breaking and thickening, slowly drawing the listener into another reality.
Huerco S.
Huerco S.
Born in Kansas but currently based in Queens, Huerco S. (Brian Leeds) was one of the most celebrated producers of the 2010s lo-fi house underground. His offbeat, abstract dance tracks, often featuring smudged textures and erratic beats as well as ambient synth pads and mysterious samples, first surfaced online around 2011. Following 2012's "No Jack" EP on the Ukrainian label Wicked Bass, an untitled cassette appeared on Basic House's taste-making experimental techno label Opal Tapes. The tape helped gain Huerco S. a cult following, and Boomkat Editions later reissued it on vinyl. Following the "R.E.G.A.L.I.E.R." EP under the pseudonym Royal Crown of Sweden, issued by Anthony Naples' Proibito label in April of 2013, Future Times issued Huerco S.'s "Apheleia's Theme." His acclaimed debut full-length, "Colonial Patterns," appeared on Oneohtrix Point Never's Software imprint at the end of that summer. The EP "A Verdigris Reader" (simply credited to H.S.) was issued by Proibito in 2014, followed by "Railroad Blues" in 2015. The label also issued his second and highly lauded full-length, 2016's "For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)," marking a stunning excursion into ambient music. He followed the album with an EP titled "QTT4" for Quiet Time and more recently "Make Me Know You Sweet" under his Pendant alias on his newly minted imprinted, West Mineral Ltd.

Ritual and organic; navigating balance, groove and dysfunction, clarity and concealment.

Dance for Nothing.
Venue Information:
Murmrr Theatre
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238