Nu Deco kicks off their multi-year commissioning series at the New World Center with multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and violin looper Kishi Bashi. This catalyst of this performance will be the world-premiere of Bashi’s multimedia piece, Improvisations on EO 9066, based on Executive Order 9066, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The concert will also include music of Mason Bates, Shostakovich, and a new symphonic suite of the music of Depeche Mode.
Violinist, singer and composer Kishi Bashi released his sophomore album titled Lighght in 2014. Taking its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan, Lighght (pronounced “Light”) continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a, which earned Kishi Bashi the title of “Best New Artist” for 2012 by NPR. Since the profoundly successful release of 151a two years ago, Kishi Bashi has toured relentlessly, captivating audiences across the globe with his loop-based live show, and fostering a groundswell of devotees.
New World Center
New World Symphony
500 17th St.
Miami Beach FL 33139