How to Enter a Dream: a meditative, all-night music concert and installation, with communal sleeping and breakfast
9.30pm, Saturday March 12 - 8am, Sunday March 13
$15 - $25 suggested donation
In many traditional and contemporary global cultures, communal sleeping without sexual overtones is an activity considered to create unity and kinship and plays a vital role in the social fabric of a tribe or community. Inspired by this and the concept of an all-night lullaby, Inner Fields invites you to sleep over during the weekend which Daylight Savings begins, and be immersed in an electronic-acoustic, meditative soundscape performed live by 7 different musicians: Hiroshi Ebina, Cameron Perry Fraser, Zak Hap, Chung Eun Kim, Anqi Liu, Yusuke Narita and Chatori Shimizu. (See biographies below).
Performing a variety of instruments which include laptops, guitars, found objects, kids percussion instruments, a cell phone, glockenspiel, circular koto and the traditional Japanese shō, this tranquil sonic experience will bring you through Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with coffee, tea and breakfast to be shared upon waking. The Inner Fields studio will feature a dreaming installation by Elaine Su-Hui, and the concert will begin with a 20 minute guided meditation before inviting you to lie down, listen, and enter a dream.
Photo: In the Seed We Have the Universe, 2016, mixed media installation by Elaine Su-Hui
Everyone will be sleeping on the floor upon mats, rugs and blankets, so please bring your own additional yoga/ sleeping mats, blankets, as well as a pillow and sleeping bag to be comfortable. Eye mask optional. Earplugs will be provided if needed!
Hiroshi Ebina is a sound artist, gagaku musician and photographer. Hiroshi started composing and performing ambient music in Tokyo and is now active in New York. He is releasing his first self-produced album in late February. https://soundcloud.com/hiroshi_audio
Cameron Perry Fraser is an artist, instrumentalist and engineer living in New York City. He builds unique acoustic/electric instruments and is an avid acoustic ecologist and composer. Water, wind, sun, leaves and skin are all conduits for his musical expression. He is a Columbia University MFA candidate in the Sound Arts program, and his work has been exhibited and performed at Pioneer Works, High Desert Test Sites, Experimental Intermedia, The Smell, Wave Farm and the Pasadena Convention Center among many others. www.CameronPerryFraser.com
Zak Hap is a composer and performer from Los Angeles, raised in a dream between the ocean and forests of California. Attending Columbia University, he works toward a BA in Music with a concentration in Computer Science. While trained as a saxophonist and bassoonist in both the jazz and classical idioms, he currently meditates on the performance of the Japanese Shō. Zak has worked on interactive installations, interdisciplinary performances as well as concert music. His previous works have focused on various ideas and texts from his studies, both academic and personal. https://soundcloud.com/zakhap/
Chung Eun Kim is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at Rutgers University. She has a variety of musical interests and backgrounds ranging from Western and non-Western classics to jazz and pop. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory in Boston and Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. https://soundcloud.com/chungeunkim
Anqi Liu, a native of Inner Mongolia, China, is a composer and photographer completing her MA in composition at Rutgers. Her bachelor’s degree included extensive travels throughout the Chinese hinterlands to study the folk music of Chinese minority groups. During her time in America, Liu has focused on avant-garde acoustic experiments and the fusing Chinese and Western classical musical sensibilities into a personal compositional style. Her music has been performed by Nouveau Classical Project, Rutgers Percussion Ensemble, Helix! New Music Ensemble and the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra in New Jersey and New York. http://www.anqiliumusic.com
Yusuke Narita is a music technologist with multiple talents. He is currently a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt focusing on music information retrieval. He has worked as a composer, sound engineer and an automotive engineer, but it's his passion for music which pushes him forward. http://yusukenarita.com
Chatori Shimizu (b. 1990, Osaka) is a New York City based composer and sound artist. His award-winning concert music and sound installations have been performed and exhibited throughout Japan, the United States, and Europe. He has also scored for many films, television programs and jingles, popular music, and theater. Shimizu graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, summa cum laude, being the recipient of the Arima Prize. He is currently a Sound Arts MFA Candidate in Columbia University. www.chatorishimizu.com