Our September Experimental Coffee House
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
AKIKO HATAKEYAMA is a composer, singer, and video artist who is a native of Yokohama, Japan. She is interested in crossing boundaries between traditionally written music, improvisation, electronics, computer based live interactivity, and visual components. Storytelling, memories, and nature often play an important role in Akiko’s work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity. Akiko obtained her B.A. in music from Mills College, and received her M.A. in Experimental Music/Composition at Wesleyan University. Since September 2011, Akiko has been engaged in PhD study in the MEME program at Brown University. Her principal instructors are Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, Maggi Payne, Butch Rovan, and Todd Winkler.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.