Meeting Points Series 2018/2019
Umi no uzu - featuring Aaron Choulai
Saturday 2 February 7.30pm
Nexus Arts, Adelaide
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Sunday 3 February 5pm
Arts Centre Melbourne
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Aaron Choulai - Piano accordion/keyboard/electronics
Kojoe - Rap vocals
Miyama McQueen-Tokita - Koto
Peter Knight - Trumpet & electronics
Ian Whitehurst - Tenor saxophone
Erkki Veltheim - Violin
Chris Hale - Acoustic Bass Guitar
Joe Talia - Drums & electronics
Beizj Studio - Light and visual realisation
Popy Oil - video images
Meeting Points Series
Hand to Earth, Sun 23 Sept 5pm
im/modesty, Sun 9 Dec 5pm
Umi no uzu, Sun 3 Feb 5pm
Immerse yourself in waves of electronic music and Japanese hip-hop.
Mythical, innovative and deeply groovy, Umi no uzu (meaning ‘stirring the oceans’) is the latest work by Tokyo-based composer/pianist/beatmaker, Aaron Choulai.
In this daring new work, Choulai brings together traditional Japanese court music known as Gagaku, with anime, jazz and hip hop. These diverse influences come together to tell the story of the Japanese creation myth.
Along with an outstanding line-up of musicians, Choulai will be joined by hip-hop icon Kojoe - famous for his work in both the Japan and New York hip-hop scenes. Their music will be set against a backdrop of light design by Beijz Studio and video projections by Popy Oil.
A hugely influential figure within the jazz and improvised music scenes, Choulai was born in Papua New Guinea before moving to Melbourne and later New York. The acclaimed musician is also well known for his hip hop collaborations with artists such as Mantra and Joelistics.
About Meeting Point Series
A concert series for the curious.
This intimate performance series by the Australian Art Orchestra features cutting-edge artists from Australia and Asia. Experience a curated lineup of never-before-seen works, electrifying improvisations and cross-cultural collaborations.
Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Australian Art Orchestra and Arts Centre Melbourne. More info here.