November 16, 2014
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
ShapeShifter Lab

Dear friends,
Would be honored to see you at this 3-day ritual, featuring these phenomenal artists, hosted by ShapeShifter Lab, supported by Search and Restore. Save the dates and spread the word…. thank you!

—Made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature—

November 14, 15, & 16, 2014 @ 7pm
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$15 ($12 w/ student ID)
or $30 for 3-Night Pass

Jen Shyu’s “SOLO RITES: SEVEN BREATHS” directed by Garin Nugroho + Jade Tongue’s “Sounds and Cries of the World, in Three Folds” + solo opening sets by Rema HasumiAnjna SwaminathanJordan Morton

=== November 14, 2014 ===
• 7pm: Rema Hasumi solo “Patterns of Duplicity – The Poetry and Sound of Kenji Miyazawa”: piano & vocals*
• 8pm: Jen Shyu’s “Solo Rites: Seven Breaths”: vocals, Taiwanese moon lute, gayageum, piano, dance
• 9pm: Jade Tongue’s “Sounds and Cries of the World” 1st Fold: “Wehali: Birds from Inside”

John Hébert, bass
Ben Monder, guitar
Satoshi Haga, dance
Val-Inc, electronics
Jen Shyu, vocals, instruments, dance

=== November 15, 2014 ===
• 7pm: Anjna Swaminathan solo workshop production of “WOVEN”: violin, vocals, multimedia**
• 8pm: Jen Shyu’s “Solo Rites: Seven Breaths”
• 9pm: Jade Tongue’s “Sounds and Cries of the World” 2nd Fold: “Answer with Fire”

Michael Formanek, bass
Ben Monder, guitar
Randy Peterson, drums
Jen Shyu, vocals, instruments, dance

=== November 16, 2014 ===
• 7pm: Jordan Morton solo: double bass & voice***
• 8pm: Jen Shyu’s “Solo Rites: Seven Breaths”
• 9pm: “Sounds and Cries of the World” 3rd Fold: “Winged Rain in Diamond Light”

Peni Candrarini, vocals, Opening Prayer
Djaduk Ferianto, vocals, suling
Ben Monder, guitar
Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Jen Shyu, vocals, instruments, dance

A Search and Restore residency featuring Shyu’s “SOLO RITES: SEVEN BREATHS,” each night at 8pm, which reveals a personal journey of loss and redemption made universal through sonic, visual, and visceral rites and reflections, discovered by pilgrimage through Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea. Shyu’s new ensemble project, JADE TONGUE’s “SOUNDS AND CRIES OF THE WORLD, IN THREE FOLDS,” each night at 9pm, is a 3-night ritual exploration of modern existence through the lens of an ancient Timorese Wehali Kingdom tale about a female warrior, who disguises herself as a man in order to regain rule over lost lands.

*REMA HASUMI’s solo is an experiment of improvised musical sounds set to Kenji Miyazawa’s “Spring and Asura”; the poetry to be vocalized in three different languages: Japanese, English and Improvised Language. How does each language relate to musical sound and how does a poetry become a song?

**In ANJNA SWAMINATHAN’s multidisciplinary work WOVEN, immigrant housewives and irreverent teenagers merge with dying national icons and eternal goddesses to grapple with profound questions of memory, tradition, and embodied experience. Set in the wake of the infamous Delhi gang rape, this multidisciplinary work attempts to transcend the political and asks the audience to question their own divisions of life and death; ritual and spiritual; body and soul.

***JORDAN MORTON is a young bassist, vocalist, and composer whose vibrant music inspired Shyu to feature these ultra-talented, emerging vocalist-instrumentalists on this residency, each night at 7pm.