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Shodekeh w/ Max Bent, Seconds, Ami Yamasaki (Rhizome DC)

  • Rhizome DC 6950 Maple Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20012 United States (map)

Shodekeh is a professional beat boxer and vocal percussionist who has been performing and honing his craft since age nine. By channeling the aural concepts of various instruments and soundscapes, he’s able to vocalize the many dynamic emulations of everything from drum sets, synthesizers, turntables, congas, horns and bass guitars to ocean waves, sleigh bells, crickets and helicopters. Shodekeh is the founding director of “Embody, A Music Series of the Vocal Arts,” which strives for artistic and cultural unity through the many vocal traditions from the world from opera, throat singing, to beat boxing. For this performance he will be joined by fellow beatboxer Max Bent.

Seconds  - Stephen F. Lilly and Stacey Mastrian are core members of The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective, a group of composer-performer-improvisers who utilize conventional instruments (often unconventionally), spoken and sung voice, computers, and found objects. Their boundary-pushing art showcases indeterminacy, theatre, movement, digital media, and an inventive use of space. Founded in 2001 at the University of Maryland College Park, The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective has performed in more than three dozen states in the U.S.; BC and QC, Canada; France; Germany; Indonesia; Italy; and the Netherlands.

Ami Yamasaki is a vocalist and cross-media artist from Tokyo. With primal vocals and movement, Yamasaki explores the relationship between us and our universe. Her art explores a fundamental question: "How does the world construct itself?"

Earlier Event: February 22
Ashley Bathgate (Strathmore)