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Yuka C Honda: Revert to Sea

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3/31/2019 at 6:00 PM

Inspired by the detailed descriptions of auditory sensations and their psychological effect in Ryu Murakami's novel Coin Locker Babies, Revert to Sea is an hour-long multimedia work conceived, programmed and performed by Yuka C. Honda. Ms Honda co-founded and produced all the audio architecture for the band Cibo Matto, and has produced recordings by Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright, and Yoko Ono. Honda has also released three recordings on John Zorn's Tzadik imprint. One of her most recent works, "Revert To Sea" is a multi-sensory experience. The realm of sound will be explored through a combination of composition and improvisation, incorporating specific themes from the novel. The result has been called "mind-melding sound wizardry" (The Observer). Performing will be guitarist Nels Cline (of Wilco), drummer Alex Cline, harpist Zeena Parkins (Bjork, John Zorn), and bassist Dave Harrington (of Darkside) , with the composer herself on electronics.  The lighting design by Christian LeMay will incorporate interactive video programmed by composer. The experience will be synesthetic.

Having been developed during Honda’s National Sawdust residency in the 2017-18 season, Revert to Sea now comes to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage where, under the auspices of National Sawdust Projects, it forms part of the second DIRECT CURRENT festival (March 31).

Presented as part of DIRECT CURRENT

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Yuka Honda

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