Oct
10
to Oct 14

Gabriella Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: Residency 2

As a selected fellow for the Cycle 9 Residency at the Gabriella Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music(GLFCAM), Kai wrote a string trio piece for New York City-based string players Michi Wiancko, violin, Melissa Reardon, viola, and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, who premiered the works at the artists’ farm in Gill, MA.

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Festival of New Trumpet - Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Festival of New Trumpet - Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt

At the Jazz Gallery, featuring Samantha Boshnack, Izaak Mills, Jessica Pavone, Sarah Bernstein, Kai Ono, Lisa Hoppe, and Jacob Shandling.


Tickets: https://fontmusic.org/event/20190909/?fbclid=IwAR1z3Sn7NUQdplVZrIbWeSephSJ17r99KVSuK7pVdTWGLfMzn7WFuKvQ3X4


Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt performs music about the Ring of Fire, which is located on the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The area is home to many of the world’s volcanoes and earthquakes. Boshnack’s compositions experiment with the friction of geographic shifts to create a new harmonic topography. This music examines our relationship with the Earth, including the elements of risk and faith in that uneasy cohabitation. Movements of the work draw on influences from some of the cultures and people living on the Ring, including Chile, Japan, Alaska, Western Samoa, and Russia.


In 2018, Boshnack was awarded the annual Make Jazz Fellowship. This award is sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to honor and support promising, emerging jazz composers. For the fellowship, Boshnack was in residence at 18th Street Arts Center in LA for three months. While there, she composed this 8-movement work for trumpet/flugelhorn, baritone/tenor saxophones, violin, violin/viola, piano, upright bass, drums. The culminating performance was released as “Live in Santa Monica”, on Orenda Records in March 2019 .

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Samantha Boshnack Album Release Party
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Samantha Boshnack Album Release Party

Featuring Samantha Boshnack, Izaak Mills, Jessica Pavone, Sarah Bernstein, Kai Ono, Lisa Hoppe, and Jacob Shandling.


Tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/samantha-boshnacks-seismic-belt-live-in-santa-monica-cd-release-show-tickets-62668816116. $10 online/$15 at the door.


Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt performs music about the Ring of Fire, which is located on the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The area is home to many of the world’s volcanoes and earthquakes. Boshnack’s compositions experiment with the friction of geographic shifts to create a new harmonic topography. This music examines our relationship with the Earth, including the elements of risk and faith in that uneasy cohabitation. Movements of the work draw on influences from some of the cultures and people living on the Ring, including Chile, Japan, Alaska, Western Samoa, and Russia.


In 2018, Boshnack was awarded the annual Make Jazz Fellowship. This award is sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to honor and support promising, emerging jazz composers. For the fellowship, Boshnack was in residence at 18th Street Arts Center in LA for three months. While there, she composed this 8-movement work for trumpet/flugelhorn, baritone/tenor saxophones, violin, violin/viola, piano, upright bass, drums. The culminating performance was released as “Live in Santa Monica”, on Orenda Records in March 2019 .

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You Can't Make This Up: Kai and Hitomi at the ShapeShifter Lab
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

You Can't Make This Up: Kai and Hitomi at the ShapeShifter Lab

Kai Ono and Hitomi Honda, in a two piano improvised concert. You'll get to watch and hear as we come up with the concert material then and there. Cover is $10 at the door. You should be there.

Hitomi Honda is a contemporary music pianist, primarily pieces composed after the 1950s by the “New York School composers” who orbited around John Cage. Recently she's started a project, Sound Traffic Series, where new composers from unique backgrounds bring their personal sounds.

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Feb
19
to Feb 24

Gabriella Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: Residency 1

As a selected fellow for the Cycle 9 Residency at the Gabriella Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music(GLFCAM), Kai was tasked to write a string trio piece for New York City-based string players Michi Wiancko, violin, Melissa Reardon, viola, and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, who conducted a reading session of the six composers’ pieces.

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