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Ayano Kataoka
Wed Jul 31 14:47DM@Eriklavier Yeah! That's from last November! Wow, how did you find it?
Mon Jan 07 03:03Thanks @PeterPlaysPerc !!
Wed Dec 12 02:47As a member of a new percussion quartet "Time Travelers" (Svet Stoyanov, Ian Rosenbaum, Gwendolyn Burgett, and... http://t.co/9JL7a520
Wed Nov 14 15:08Thank you all who came to the CMS concert last night. So great to see friends afterwards - It was a blast!
Tue Nov 13 04:26Setup for Micro-Concerto by Steve Mackey Come to see the show at Alice Tully Hall tomorrow!... http://t.co/LnPUE7LC
Tue Nov 13 04:22I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/jeJ9zqNY
Fri Oct 19 15:48archives part II: a video clip of "Vexations" that I am performing... Thanks (very belated) to Thomas... http://t.co/4G66wGWt
Fri Oct 19 15:35Worked on Annual Faculty Report to turn in to UMass music department - this paperwork is a great opportunity for... http://t.co/AojcGJCH
Fri Oct 19 15:34Worked on Annual Faculty Report to turn in to UMass music department - this paperwork is a great opportunity for... http://t.co/RedHmKrK
Sun Jul 22 15:29Great review!... http://t.co/EHfuFg1l
Thu Mar 22 04:42Dear musicians and composers, This film is INCREDIBLE!! Just saw it in NYC. Hope you get to see it at some point.... http://t.co/VMJt1DIe
Tue Dec 13 13:52...And UMass Percussion Studio had a great time at Zildjian company last Friday. Thanks to Keith Aleo!
Tue Dec 13 13:49Congratulations on UMass Percussion Ensemble last Wednesday. They performed incredibly well. I am so proud of them!
Tue Dec 06 17:22Come to see UMass Percussion Ensemble concert at 8pm tomorrow. My students have been working EXTREMELY hard and... http://t.co/j2mybPBM
Thu Nov 24 05:31I posted 53 photos on Facebook in the album "Percussion Ensemble Spring 2011" http://t.co/x9iPw7Da
Thu Nov 24 04:51I posted 11 photos on Facebook in the album "Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2010-2011" http://t.co/vAxjKMXp
Thu Nov 24 04:15Becoming a Pearl/Adams Concert Artist http://t.co/teRhccZp
Tue Nov 15 14:09Japanese marimbist Kunihiko Komori will be visiting UMass to give a masterclass on Friday, November 18.... http://t.co/IcjPb6Dq
Tue Nov 15 13:56had a wonderful time at PASIC!
Mon Oct 03 13:34visited Yale with her students. Mr. van Sice's teaching is always inspiring.
プロフィール
Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums. Last season, together with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the American Museum of Natural History, Ms. Kataoka gave a world premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Self Comes to Mind for cello and two percussionists, based on a text by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, and featuring interactive video images of brain scans triggered by the live music performance. She also performed Leon Kirchner's flutings for Paula for flute and percussion with Paula Robison for Mr. Kirchner's 90th birthday concert at Miller Theater in New York and at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Recent highlights include a theatrical performance of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale at the 92nd Street Y with violinist Jaime Laredo and actors Alan Alda and Noah Wyle, performances of Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and percussion at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with pianists Emanuel Ax and Yoko Nozaki, and a performance for the Sonidos Latinos concert series at the Caramoor Music Festival with Paquito D'Rivera. This past summer she presented a solo recital as part of the prestigious B to C (Bach to Contemporary) recital series at the Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, which was broadcast nationally in Japan on NHK television. Her performances can be also heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, New World, Albany, and New Focus Records.

A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Vinao. She is particularly drawn to compositions that involve the whole person, using standard percussion instruments and unique musical materials along with spoken voice, singing, acting, and elegant props. She has given numerous performances and master classes throughout the U.S. and Canada as a member of the Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo featuring Stuart Saunders Smith's percussion/theatre music, at such educational institutions as the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, University of California San Diego, New York University, Stony Brook University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of North Texas, Bowling Green State University, and the University of British Columbia, among others. Ms. Kataoka also appeared as an onstage musician with a small acting part in the Yale Repertory Theater production of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.

A native of Japan, Ms. Kataoka began her marimba studies at age five, and percussion at fifteen. She started her performing career as a marimbist with a tour of China at the age of nine. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Music, her Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, and her Artist Diploma degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with world-renowned marimba virtuoso Robert van Sice. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two, a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Ms. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008.
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...played by the amazing percussionist, Ayano Kataoka, whose movements, as she plays her instrument, approach a dance.Michael MillerThe Berkshire Review
[The music] began in darkness, and the lights remained low, even after Ms. Kataoka, barefoot, made her entrance and subsequently made her balletic way about a variety of percussion instruments arrayed across the stage.Michael MillerThe Berkshire Review
...atmospheric, tactile backdrop of pitched percussion, played deftly by Ayano Kataoka.Allan KozinnThe New York Times
"The excellent percussionist"..."The dynamic percussionist"Anthony TommasiniThe New York Times
...Ayano Kataoka, a lithe blur of motion as she bustled from cymbals to gong, snare drum to xylophone.Steve SmithThe New York Times

Past Performances

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
UMass Percussion Ensemble Concert
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Amherst, MA
Persephassa for six percussionists by Iannis Xenakis
Sparklefrogs by Adam Silverman
A Man With a Gun Lives Here by Steven Snowden

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Chamber Music Series at Rye Preshyterian Church
Rye, NY 10580
Stravinsky: Histoire du Soldat
Thursday, April 21, 2016
CMS on Tour - Chicago, IL
Harris Theater
Chicago, IL
Works by Gottschalk, Dvorák, Ives, and Crumb
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
American Visions
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Other Repertoire on the program:
Gottschalk: The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48 (1862)
Dvořák: Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
Ives: Selected Songs for Baritone and Piano (c.1917-21)

Crumb American Songbook II: A Journey Beyond Time for Baritone, Piano, and Percussion (2003)
Randall Scarlata (baritone)
Gilbert Kalish (piano)
Chris Froh, Eduardo Leandro, Ian Rosenbaum, Ayano Kataoka (percussion)

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Advanced Percussion Ensemble Concert
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Amherst, MA
UMass Percussion Studio performs a lot of fun music!
Works by Cage, , Snowden, Ko, Manoury, O'Meara, Edwards, and others
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Saturday, March 5, 2016
UMass Percussion Ensemble in Brattleboro!
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
Brattleboro, VT 05301
http://www.brattleboromuseum.org
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time Travelers: Premiere of Akiho's "Pillar IV" for percussion quartet
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Time Travelers with a special guest Ji Hye Jung (percussion)!
Andy Akiho: Pillar IV for percussion Quartet (world premiere)
http://nationalsawdust.org
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wednesday@7 Cuatro Corridos
University of California San Diego
Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos tells the story of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking. Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the fully-staged production features original music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the hour-long drama.

Cuatro Corridos received generous support from UC MEXUS, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Department of Music at UCSD.

Jorge Volpi / Librettist
Lei Liang, Arlene Sierra, Hilda Paredes, Hebert Vázquez / Composers
Susan Narucki, Aleck Karis, Ayano Kataoka, Pablo Gomez / Performers
Cameron Bailey, Sam Doshier / Graphics Animators
Kristin Hayes / Lighting Designer
Halei Parker / Custume Designer
Karen Guancione / Production Concept

http://cuatrocorridos.com
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Argenta Concert Series
Nightingale Concert Hall at University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Percussion Trio Concert with Chris Froh and Ian Rosenbaum!
Works by Zyvkovic, de Mey, Takemitsu, Reich, and others
http://www.unr.edu/cla/Music/acs/index.htm
Monday, November 30, 2015
Cuatro Corridos at FIL Feria International del Libro de Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico
http://cuatrocorridos.com/
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Percussive Arts Society International Convention "Focus Day"
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX 78205
Thierry de Mey: Musique de Table
(Aiyun Huang, Sandra Joseph, Ayano Kataoka, percussion)

http://www.pas.org/pasic/pasic-2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Amherst, MA
Performing Toru Takemitsu's marimba concerto Gitimalya with UMass Symphony Orchestra!
Program
Borodin: In the Central Steppes of Asia
Takemitsu: Gitimalya
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor

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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Cuatro Corridos at UMass Amherst
Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Five College New Music Festival
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Stockhausen: Zyklus
Americ Goh: La perdita del tempo e del disinganno
Diana Soh: Incantare 2

http://www.5cnmf.com/
Friday, September 11, 2015
Five College New Music Festival
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, 01003-9330
Septamber Bells for violin and percussion by Eric Sawyer (world premiere)
http://www.5cnmf.com/
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Lukas Ligeti 50th birthday anniversary concert
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY 11217
"Thinking Songs" for marimba solo (world premiere)
May 15-17, 2015
Cuatro Corridos performs in Mexico City
Teatro de las Artes
Mexico City, Mexico
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Stockhausen Showcase Concert
Smith College Museum of Art
Northampton, MA
http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/
Thursday, March 19, 2015
String Theory: Percussion Trio with Ayano Kataoka, Ian Rosenbaum and Chris Froh
Hunter Museum of American Art
Chattanooga, TN
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Saturday, February 28, 2015
UMass Amherst Percussion Group Presents: Cerebral Resonances
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
Brattleboro, VT
Works by Andy Akiho, J.S. Bach, Casey Cangelosi, Thierry de Mey, Peter Klatzow, Steve Reich, and Alejandro Viñao
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
CMS on Tour
Harris Theater
Chicago, IN
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Drumming
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Stuart Sauders Smith: Words and Music
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brattleboro, VT
When Music is Missing Music Sings
Thinking about Anne Sexton
...And Points North
others

http://www.brattleboromuseum.org
Friday, August 8, 2014
Gala Benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Zipper Hall at Colburn School of Music
Los Angels, CA
http://cuatrocorridos.com/
Cuatro Corridos, a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking.
http://www.lafla.org/article.php?id=249
Thursday, July 31, 2014
American Visions
The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
Atherton, California
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Concert for 2 pianos and 2 percussion
Ishibashi Memorial Hall at Ueno Gakuen University
Tokyo, Japan
Sonata for 2 pianos and percusion by Bartok and others
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Advanced Percussion Ensemble
Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Monday, April 7, 2014
Cuartro Corridos @ 2014 John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
UMass Wind Ensemble Concert
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Steven Stucky's Percussion Concerto
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
Micro-Concerto for percussion solo and chamber ensemble by Steve Mackey
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Chamber Music North West
Portland, Oregon
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Chamber Music North West
Portland, Oregon
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Ayano Kataoka Faculty Recital
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Friday, February 24, 2012
Svet Stoyanov Faculty Recital
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Saturday, February 4, 2012
McCormick Marimba Festival
Tampa, FL
Friday, February 3, 2012
McCormick Marimba Festival
Tampa, FL
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Advanced Percussion Ensemble
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
works by Takemitsu, Piazzolla, Kagel, Hurel, Ewazen, O'Meara, and Vinao by UMass Percussion Studio
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Friday, November 18, 2011
masterclass by Kunihiko Komori at UMass Amherst
Room 36, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
lecture and chamber music coaching by Japanese marimba virtuoso Kuni Komori
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN
performance of Rebonds by Iannis Xenakis
http://www.pas.org/pasic.aspx
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Conor Nelson Faculty Recital
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
Flute and Percussion Duo Recital
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Five Colleges New Music Festival
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Five Colleges New Music Festival
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Friday, September 9, 2011
Five Colleges New Music Festival
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Friday, August 26, 2011
Skaneateles Music Festival
First Presbyterian Church
Skaneateles, NY
Histoire du Tango by Piazzolla with Conor Nelson (flute), Partita No. 3 by Bach etc.
http://skanfest.org/concerts.cfm#ID182
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Skaneateles Festival “Musical Happy Hour”
Anyela’s Vineyards
Skaneateles, NY
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Bridgehampton, NY
Friday, June 10, 2011
bluemallet concert vol. 5
Tsuda Recital Hall
Tokyo, Japan
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Striking Sounds II
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
Xenakis: Rebonds for Percussion Solo; Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion
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Friday, April 29, 2011
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Striking Sounds I
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
George Crumb: Selections from Six American Songbooks for Baritone, Piano, and Percussion; Tan Dun: Snow in June for Cello and Four Percussion
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Faculty Recital: Ayano Kataoka Percussion Recital
Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
guest artists: David Bowlin (violin), Conor Nelson (flute)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Montreal/New Music International Festival
Montreal, Canada
Friday, February 18, 2011
Montreal/New Music International Festival
Montreal, Canada
Thursday, December 9, 2010
UMass Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble Concert
Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
New Music in the Rose
Rose Studio, Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Steven Mackey: Micro-Concerto for percussionist and mixed quintet; Tsuneya Tanabe: Recollections of the Island Sea for flute and marimba
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
CMS on Tour
Cleveland, OH
Works by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
CMS on Tour
Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
Works by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
CMS on Tour
Easton, PA
Works by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Faculty Recital: Gwen Burgett Thrasher
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Works by Klatzow, Koppel, Takemitsu, and others
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Day of Percussion in Michigan
Michigan
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Subtle Sounds
Presbyterian Church
Bridgehampton, NY
'Flutings' for Flute and Percussion by Leon Kirchner
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Family Concert - Sounds of Nature
Bridgehampton, NY
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Friday, August 13, 2010
BRIAN LITTLE CONCERT – BUCOLIC BESTIARY
Channing Sculpture Garden
Bridgehampton, NY
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Animals (Narrator: Alan Alda)
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival
The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
Atherton, CA
Concert Program I 'The Seasons'
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Conor and Ayano Duo - CD release concert
First Presbyterian Church
Brooklyn, NY
guest artist: David Bowlin (violin)
http://www.musicatfirstsite.com
Sunday, May 2, 2010
UMass Percussion Ensemble Concert
Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Solo Recital
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
with guest artist Gwen Burgett Thrasher (Assistant Professor of Percussion at Michigan State University)
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
Finnish Voices
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Sunday, February 21, 2010
Lynn Klock Saxophone Solo Recital
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Concert
NYU
New York, NY
Percussion music by Stuart Saunders Smith
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesdays in Bezanson Concert Series
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
performed with Fredric T. Cohen (oboe), Gregory Hayes (harpsichord), and Salvatore Macchia (contrabass)
piece: Les Citations by Henri Dutilleux
UMass AmherstDepartment of Music & Dancehttp://www.umass.edu/music/index.php
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterThe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center holds concerts, commissions projects, and offers education and young artist development programs, and more.http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/
Cuatro CorridosContemporary Music - Theater Project, on subject of human trafficking. Project is led by soprano Susan Narucki and writer Jorge Volpi with composers Lei Liang, Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra and Hebert Vazquezhttp://cuatrocorridos.com/
Conor NelsonAssistant Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University My performing partner of "Conor and Ayano Duo"http://www.conornelson.com/
Self Comes to Mindhttp://www.thelearningmaestros.com/sctm
Aestheticize Media(Website Photography & Design)http://www.aestheticize.com/
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 6
Gavotte I & II
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 6
Gigue
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Iannis Xenakis
Rebonds
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Denis Desantis
Breaking Training
from Breaking Training
with Conor Nelson - flute
BUY CDAMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Teruyuki Noda
Eclogue for Flute & Multiple Percussions
from Breaking Training
with Conor Nelson - flute
BUY CDAMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Kevin Puts
"And Legions will Rise" for marimba, violin, and clarinet
Arnaud Sussmann - violin
Jose Franch-Ballester - clarinet
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Dressur by Mauricio Kagel - PART IYale Percussion Group LIVE 2004:
Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART IIYale Percussion Group LIVE 2004: Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford. As you may know, regretfully Mr. Kagel passed away last September 2008....
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART IIIYale Percussion Group LIVE 2004: Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford. As you may know, regretfully Mr. Kagel passed away last September 2008....
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART IVYale Percussion Group LIVE 2004:
Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford
Rebonds A, by Iannis Xenakis - YouTubePerformed by Ayano Kataoka ABOUT THE PIECE: Premiered on July 1st, 1988 in Rome by its dedicatee, Sylvio Gualda, Rebonds is an immense abstract ritual. It is...
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東京芸術大学、ジョンズ・ホプキンス大学ピーボディ音楽院、エール大学音楽院アーティストディプロマコースを修了。ロバート・ヴァン・サイス、高橋美智子、有賀誠門、久保友子、藤城佳之の各氏に師事。
NHKの ドキュメンタリー番組「新シルクロード」のサウンドトラックを、ヨーヨー・マがプロデュースするシルクロード・アンサンブルメンバーらとコラボレーション し、その模様は番組内で放送され反響を呼んだ。また昨年は、ストラヴィンスキー《兵士の物語》を俳優のアラン・アルダ(TVシリーズ『M*A*S*H』ホークアイ・ピアス役)、ノア・ワイリー(TVドラマ『ER緊急救命室』ジョン・カーター役)と共演、ジャンルを超えたアーティストとのコラボレーションを多数おこなっている。
リンカーンセンターを拠点とし、世界のトップアーティストをメンバーとするChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center(リンカーンセンター室内楽協会)に打楽器奏者として初の所属アーティスト。マサチューセッツ大学アマースト校音楽学部打楽器科常勤講師。
今年5月、NYのアメリカ自然史博物館にて、ヨーヨー・マらと共にBruce Adolphe作曲《Self Comes to Mind》という、チェロと2人のパーカッショニストの為の新曲(神経科学者による脳のイメージ画像とのライブコラボレーション)の世界初演を上演した。
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