AANMI is pleased to be partnering with Matthew Aucoin and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, to create a year-long commissioning and presenting series that will feature the music of Matthew alongside that of his peers in Asia and the United States.
Please join us for In the Current, on November 11, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum. PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin returns with the Asia/America New Music Institute to celebrate musical influences and heritage. For In the Current, seven dynamic composers premiere new works, each paired with its musical “ancestor” in a blending of old and new, tradition and experimentation.
Performed by renowned Japanese shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki and Boston’s own Hub New Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello). Featuring commissions by Chad Cannon, Sun-Young Park, Sayo Kosugi, Carlos Simon, Takuma Ito, Kojiro Umezaki, and Matthew Aucoin. Lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins. Directed by Victoria Crutchfield.
Next summer, AANMI will tour these pieces to prominent temples and shrines in Japan.