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Motoko Honda – The Emergent Piano – Sunday, April 10 at 4 pm



The Emergent Piano
Motoko Honda,

Portrayed as a “Keyboard Alchemist” (Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times) and the “Embodiment of a Muse” (Greg Burk,, critically-acclaimed Japanese-born pianist/composer/interdisciplinary creator Motoko Honda has fascinated critics and audiences alike with her genre-defying innovative approach to piano playing and composing: “Imagine Radiohead teaching Franz List how to rock a Kaoss Pad; or John Cage facing off with Bud Powell over prepared piano”(Matthew Duersten, With stylistic influences ranging from jazz to Indonesian music and contemporary prepared & electrified piano, Honda is a musical force of nature, bringing a unique creative sound to her solo works and wide-ranging collaborations. In this concert Honda will showcase a variety of rarely-performed solo compositions and improvisational works to transport audiences on sonic adventures that transcend the boundaries and conventions of traditional contemporary piano music.

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distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

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