2014/2 California State University, Long Beach

I went to West Coast in US in February. 
The exhibition of a Noh mask artist, Bidou Yamaguchi "Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi" was going on from 2014/1/25 to 3/13 at the University Art Museum (UAM) at CSULB.    

In related with this exhibition, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB host my lecture and performance "Noh×Contemporary Music".  IMG_1128.JPGThe Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

IMG_1270.jpg I stayed at Mr & Mrs McLeod's wonderful guest house. They are also collectors of Bidou Yamaguchi's works.

IMG_1269.jpg We can see the golf course from the garden! 

IMG_1167.JPG This is their guest house which I stayed.

I also gave a Noh workshop for CSULB students under head of performance Hugh O'Gorman on 20 Februrary.
photo copy 2.JPG photo copy 7.JPG On 23 February, I gave a lecture and performed together with John Barcellona, CSULB's Cole Conservatory director of woodwind studies and professor of flute at the Daniel Recital Hall. P1030608.JPG David Recital Hall

P1030616.JPG P1030638.JPG P1030643.JPG P1030647.JPG P1030666.JPG "Noh×Contemporary Music" 
2014/2/23 14:00-16:00 
Daniel Recital Hall, California State University, Long Beach 

Lecture & Performance 
・Joji Yuasa "Maibataraki Ⅱ" (1987) for alto flute with Noh dance 
・Federico Gardella "Voice of Wind" (2012) for Noh voice and bass flute 
・Valerio Sannicandro "trois chants Noh" (2011) for Noh voice and flutes

Ryoko Aoki (Lecture & Noh performance) John Barcellona (Flutes)

P1030676.JPG At the reception after the performance.

IMG_1324.JPG From left, the director of Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Jeanette Schelin, the flutist, Prof. John Barcellona, the curator of Bidou Yamaguchi, Prof. Kendall Brown.

After that, I went to LA and stayed at the house of Yasuhisa Toyota, the acoustician of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and amongst other famous halls.
P1030824.JPG Walt Disney Concert Hall 
P1030842.JPG With Yasuhisa Toyota 

P1030717.JPG I attend the rehearsal and performance of Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela under Gustavo Dudamel!! 

I had a lot of wonderful memory in Long Beach and LA! If I have a chance, I would like to come back!!


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