1. Ensemble N_JP

    Composer Gene Coleman formed Ensemble N_JP in 2001 as a vehicle for his on going work with musicians from Japan. Through concert programs, multimedia works and educational projects, the group explores connections between contemporary and traditional forms of art. N_JP is made up of musicians who work with Coleman on a project-by-project basis. It unites outstanding Japanese and US musicians from the traditional, experimental and contemporary classical music communities, along with guest artists from Europe. Ensemble N_JP has performed in a number of important festivals and venues since it’s inception, these include the I-House of Tokyo, Pitt Inn Shinjuku, Kidailack Art House (Tokyo), The House of World Cultures Berlin, The Dresden Society Theater, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Forest College, The Chicago World Music Festival, I-House Philadelphia, The Blurred Edges Festival in Hamburg, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, The Japan Society NY, University of Illinois Urbana, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, MaerzMusik Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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    The group’s members include:
    *Gene COLEMAN (composer, founder and artistic director)
    *Ko ISHIKAWA (sho {bamboo mouth organ})
    *Naomi SATO (sho)
    *Naoko KIKUCHI (koto)
    *Yoko Reikano KIMURA (koto and shamisen)
    *Toshimaru NAKAMURA (live electronics)
    *Kazuhisa UCHIHASHI (guitar and daxophone)
    *Nick MILLEVOI (e-guitar)
    *Teddy RANKIN-PARKER (cello)
    *Adam VIDIKSIS (conductor and percussion)
    *Hikaru TAMAKI (cello)

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