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Taku Unami

Jason Lescalleet and Kevin Drumm by Yuko Zama, 2014.

AMPLIFY 2015: Exploratory

Anne Guthrie & Vanessa Rossetto, Taku Unami & Devin DiSanto, Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet

Sun 01 Nov, 2015, 8pm,
Fridman Gallery: 287 Spring St., NYC 10013

Horn improvisor/composer Anne Guthrie and Austin-based composer/violist Vanessa Rossetto play their first collaboration. Tokyo-based composer Taku Unami performs with the object-oriented Devin DiSanto, also a first-time duo. Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet combine their expansive sounds for a surely epic closing set.

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Olivia Block by Bradley Buehring, 2013.

AMPLIFY 2015: Exploratory

Michael Pisaro & Ben Owen, Graham Lambkin & Taku Unami, Olivia Block & Jason Lescalleet

Sat 31 Oct, 2015, 8pm,
Fridman Gallery: 287 Spring St., NYC 10013

The second night of Amplify 2015 sees first time duo performances by Michael Pisaro with Ben Owen, and Graham Lambkin with Taku Unami. Olivia Block and Jason Lescalleet present a collaborative composition for inside grand piano, amplified objects and real-time processing.

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Sean Meehan and Taku Unami by Yuko Zama, 2014.

AMPLIFY 2015: Exploratory

Taku Unami & Sean Meehan, Olivia Block & Maria Chavez, Graham Lambkin & Michael Pisaro

Fri 30 Oct, 2015, 8pm,
Fridman Gallery: 287 Spring St., NYC 10013

AMPLIFY 2015 opens with a night of three duos. Chicago-based composer Olivia Block and NYC turntablist Maria Chavez play for the first time together. Exploratory percussionist Sean Meehan and Tokyo's Taku Unami, as well as LA-based composer Michael Pisaro and sound artist Graham Lambkin reprise their collaborations.

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AMPLIFY 2015: Exploratory

Ongoing Series

The 9th AMPLIFY series, presented with Erstwhile Records, Fridman Gallery and Shared Shapes, features three duo sets each night with performers Olivia Block, Maria Chavez, Anne Guthrie, Devin DiSanto, Kevin Drumm, Graham Lambkin, Jason Lescalleet, Sean Meehan, Ben Owen, Michael Pisaro, Vanessa Rossetto, and Taku Unami.

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Evan Calder Williams: “Violent X” with Taku Unami

Sat 19 Apr, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

The US Premiere of Evan Calder Williams' film "Violent X" features a live improvised soundtrack by Tokyo-based Taku Unami with Williams, joining a work of pulp and radical history to early instances of cinema narration and accompaniment. In a second set, Unami collaborates with Eugene Thacker and Jarrod Fowler.

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photo: Andrew Capetta

Minor Musics Japan

Ongoing Series

Associates of Tokyo's Onkyo group , these artists explore the role of silence in shaping and subverting the musical event. Their use of silence as foreground, and their sparse, minimal playing, deconstruct traditional correlations between intended sound and its absence, creating a seamless flow of sounds and silences.

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Annette Krebs + Taku Sugimoto

Minor Musics Japan

Saritote + Taku Unami/Takahiro Kawaguchi + Annette Krebs/Taku Sugimoto

Sat 17 Sep, 2011, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Associates of Tokyo's Onkyo group, these artists explore the role of silence in shaping and subverting the musical event. Their use of silence as foreground, and their sparse, minimal playing, deconstruct traditional correlations between intended sound and its absence, creating a seamless flow of sounds and silences.

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Takahiro Kawaguchi

Minor Musics Japan

Radu Malfatti/Taku Sugimoto + Takahiro Kawaguchi + Annette Krebs/Taku Unami

Fri 16 Sep, 2011, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Associates of Tokyo's Onkyo group, these artists explore the role of silence in shaping and subverting the musical event. Their use of silence as foreground, and their sparse, minimal playing, deconstruct traditional correlations between intended sound and its absence, creating a seamless flow of sounds and silences.

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