An Evening of Experimental Music
with special guests Jessica Rylan, Howard Stelzer, Vic Rawlings, and Jorritt Dijkstra
725 Harrison Ave
Boston (South End)
About Ikue Mori:
Ikue Mori moved from her native city of Tokyo to New York in 1977. She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal NO WAVE band DNA, with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. DNA enjoyed legendary cult status, while creating a new brand of radical rhythms and dissonant sounds; forever altering the face of rock music.
In the mid-80’s Ikue started in employ drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music. While limited to the standard technology provided by the drum machine, she has nevertheless forged her own highly sensitive signature style. In 2000 Ikue started using the laptop computer to expand on her already signature sound, thus broadening her scope of musical expression. She has subsequently collaborated with numerous improvisors throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and record her own music. Current working groups include MEPHISTA with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra, projects with Kim Gordon, the duo project PHANTOM ORCHARD with Zeena Parkins, and various projects with John Zorn.
This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.