Sunday, April 8th, 2017
8pm @ The Bun Shop
239 W Read St, Baltimore
We're excited to bring you another installment of About\face, featuring a diverse and engaging mesh of improvised, composed, acoustic, and electronic music - accompanied as always by The Bun Shop's delectable assortment of buns, coffee, and tea! Come meet artists and/or relax with a drink or a book or a laptop.
Nonoka Mizukami & Peter Kibbe
Nonoka Mizukami, born in Fukui Japan, began playing the piano at the age of two, and started to play marimba by age ten. Ms. Mizukami placed second at the KOBE International Music Competition with an Excellence Award and The Kobe City Board of Education Award in 2007, and she concertized with Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra and Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in 2014. Ms. Mizukami received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she is also currently pursuing her Master’s of Music thanks to the Leonard Sandler Scholarship. Her current project is to record Table Music by Thierry De Mey with her cat brother Bjorn, who proudly weighs 21 pounds
Son of Los Angeles and proud citizen of Baltimore, Peter Kibbe enjoys a career as an orchestral and chamber musician in and around Baltimore. Peter is currently a member of several ensembles in Baltimore, including The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, which performs a diverse range of classical and romantic era pieces, and is a founding member of Pique Collective (www.piquecollective.org), an acclaimed chamber group dedicated to uncommon music in uncommon venues. Peter also enjoys performing with Mind on Fire, a large modular ensemble dedicated to performing premiers, commissions, and hot new music. Mr. Kibbe has enjoyed finding himself in many varied and eclectic performance settings during his career, including symphony halls, historic cathedrals, coffee houses, summer festivals, recording studios, night clubs, libraries, grassy fields, cruise ships, kindergartens and amphitheaters, and is always glad to play for open ears. He happily plays on a 2004 Cremonese instrument made by Roberto Collini.
Jason Charney composes and improvises (mostly) electroacoustic music. As an artist, he creates multimedia installations which explore generative systems, perceptual phenomena, and cybernetic connections. He runs The Bun Shop Presents concert series and serves as the technical director for Mind on Fire.
James Young is a texpat making music in Baltimore. He is a composer and improvisor, administrator and educator, human and show runner.
He has built, housed, or developed a number of musical projects and organizations which have led him across the states, at times as a teacher and at others as a performer. A majority of his work is as executive director for Mind on Fire, a modular orchestra focused on living composers, showcasing artists in Baltimore, and access. Otherwise he is writing music.
He carries a doctorate in music composition, having devoted much of his life to studying the ability for organized sound to communicate and shape time. He has studied craft and musical thinking at Mass MOCA as part of the Bang on a Can Festival, June in Buffalo and Brevard, in Prague as part of the Czech-American Summer Music Institute, as a resident of Avaloch Farm, and at Peabody.
Mari Takeda is a percussionist and arts administrator from Northern Virginia, who has performed at venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. Her passion for contemporary classical music motivates her to seek and share music through performance and arts administration. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary works involving movement, speech, and electronics. Her current project, "Disbelief", allows her to choreograph for the Johns Hopkins University Classical Ballet Company and collaborate with a percussion quartet and composer, Gemma Peacocke.