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Insect Orchestra Performance
September 12, 2010 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Les Figues Press presents Sawako Nakayasu
Dust off your instruments and come participate in writer/artist Sawako Nakayasu’s Improvisational Insect Orchestra performance as part of Les Figues Press’ Not Content series. A selection of musicians will improvise the score to a live insect silhouette performance, after which audience members are invited to bring their own instrument to accompany the insect of their choice in accordance with its performance. Each orchestra will perform for an hour before switching instruments, insects, and orchestral players. Performances happen at 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM.
Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan and has lived mostly in the US since the age of six. Her books include Texture Notes(Letter Machine Editions, 2010), Hurry Home Honey (Burning Deck, 2009), Nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangement (she, (Quale Press, 2005), and So we have been given time Or, (Verse Press, 2004). Books of translations include Time of Sky//Castles in the Air by Ayane Kawata (Litmus Press, 2010) and For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut by Takashi Hiraide (New Directions, 2008) which won the 2009 Best Translated Book Award from Three Percent. She has received fellowships from the NEA and PEN, and her own work has been translated into Japanese, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
To learn more about Sawako, visit www.sawakonakayasu.net