Friday, April 10, 2020

Recording: Teiya Kasahara

Artist: Teiya Kasahara

Song: [excerpt]*

Recorded at Burdock Music Hall (Women From Space Festival – Night 2), March 6, 2020.

Teiya Kasahara - [excerpt]

It's generally acknowledged that the key to a successful sequel is in making things bigger and more explosive while staying true whatever it was that made the original feel special and unique. The second annual Women From Space Festival applied that maxim to great effect, cosmically expanding in all directions while nourishing its core ideal of creating Space for a diverse range of women-centred creative expressions. Teiya Kasahara added some opera to the Festival's mix with their reimagining of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, deconstructing the racial and gender politics in the source material while re-appropriating sonic backdrops ranging from orchestral recordings to Crazy Town's "Butterfly" — but still finding space in a dense, compact set to luxuriate in some beautiful sounds.

[Teiya Kasahara is responding to our current situation with a series of balcony performances entitled "19 Videos for COVID-19" — you can catch up (and keep an eye out for more) at their website.]

* Does anyone know the proper title for this project? Please leave a comment!

2 comments:

  1. Hi there! I'm calling it The Butterfly Project: The Ballad of Chō-Chō San for now. There's more info on my website and will be updated as I keep researching and exploring this https://www.teiyakasahara.com/butterfly-project Thanks for your interest!

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  2. Hi there! I'm calling it The Butterfly Project: The Ballad of Chō-Chō San for now. There's more info on my website and will be updated as I keep researching and exploring this https://www.teiyakasahara.com/butterfly-project Thanks for your interest!

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