Artist: Aki Takahashi
Recorded at Array Space (Solonation), June 25, 2016.Aki Takahashi - unknown
Planned as an ongoing semi-annual series, this night was the brainchild of Audiopollination's Mike Lynn. Whereas that series is centred around the idea of small-group spontaneous improvisation, this night was more about celebrating a wider range of creative musical practices in a quintet of short solo sets.
Aki Takahashi has brought her shamisen to some Audiopollination shows in the past. But here, instead of falling into the sort of roiling mix you might hear at Audiopollination she brought a set of Japanese folk songs rendered in a sort of informal back-porch style.
The show was also livestreamed and has been archived on youtube. You can check out the full set here:
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