Alumni Events Around the World

Solo Rites: Seven Breaths

Performance / Japan
February 14, 2017
KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre Middle Studio
281 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama

The experimental jazz vocalist Jen Shyu, whose parents are immigrants from Taiwan and East Timor, established a new type of identity drawing unrestrained inspiration from her research into folklore music of five Asian countries/regions — from the remote mountains of East Timor to the river communities of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Directed by the renowned Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho, this solo music drama invites audience to the musical pilgrimage in six languages through East Timor, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Korea of the artist named “one of the most creative vocalists in contemporary improvised music” by The Nation.

Jen Shyu received ACC Fellowships in 2007 and 2013 to research music in Taiwan and Indonesia.

Grantee: Jennifer Shyu