Tracking the Odds: Ikue Mori (Audio)
This edition illustrates two projects of composer/percussionist Ikue Mori whose drumming, drum machine experiments, and laptop electronics all display a unique sense of time and timbre. From her emergence with the No Wave band DNA to her collaborations with Sylvie Courvoisier, Zeena Parkins, John Zorn, Craig Taborn, and many more, Mori’s distinct style is unmistakeable. This program contains excerpts from two early ensemble projects presented at Roulette: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, an ensemble work from 1998 for Theo Bleckman (voice and electronics), Eyvind Kang (violin), Eric Friedlander (cello), Anthony Coleman (piano and organ), Kato Hideki (bass), and Mori on drum machines. This is followed by Tohban Djan, Mori’s project with vocalist/bassist Luli Shioi featuring Davey Williams (guitar), Hahn Rowe (violin), and Zeena Parkins (accordion).