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"THE WORLD READS HARUKI MURAKAMI"
Japan's NHK Educational TV
Dec 28th 2013 11pm and Jan 2nd 2014 3pm-4pm
Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
FRI February 28, 2014 @ 1pm | McNeir Hall, Georgetown University,DC
Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia
Sun November 10, 2013 @ 2pm | Symphony Space, NYC
Murakami Music: The Tale of Miu, Reiko's Monologue, and Other Stories
WED April 17th, 2013 @ 8pm | the cell, Chelsea NYC
Murakami Music Preview @ Overture
FRI January 17th, 2013 @ 8pm | the cell, Chelsea NYC
Murakami Music @ Life is Never Still
WED October 17th, 2012 @ 6-10pm | the cell, Chelsea NYC
Eunbi is currently leading the Murakami Music Project, a series of multi-disciplinary presentations based on the writings of novelist Haruki Murakami. She is collaborating with actress Laura Yumi Snell and theatre director Kira Simring to create shows combining readings and concerts of the music Murakami references in his novels. One-sheet available for download here.
This project was incubated and presented at the cell theatre in Chelsea, NYC and at Symphony Space this past season. It was featured on Japanese television network FujiTV and will be profiled in a special documentary on Murakami produced by NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization .
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About the Artists
Eunbi Kim (creator)
(bio can be read here)
Pat Carroll (sax)
Pat Carroll is New York City based alto saxophonist and composer. In addition to leading his own group he has performed as a sideman for bassist Joe Sanders alongside Justin Brown, Romain Collin, Gerald Clayton, and Rodney Green. Born in New York, but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pat began studying saxophone at the age of twelve under Dann Zinn, who instilled in him a craftsmanlike mentality at a young age. Growing up in the Bay Area was ideal for Carroll, who recalls frequenting jam sessions hosted by artists such as Dayna Stephens, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Mike Olmos. They became great sources of inspiration, influencing Carroll to develop a personal approach to improvising and composing. Along with the rigorous technique and sound training by Zinn, Pat was able to cultivate and apply these ideas early on. His talent caught the attention of Berklee College of Music, who awarded Pat with the Jimmy Lyon's full tuition scholarship in his junior year of high school.He currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music, and a Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the Manhattan School of Music.
Laura Yumi Snell is an accomplished pianist, singer, and actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her artistic career began as a classical pianist, performing and competing in venues across California, Japan, and Austria from a very young age. She attended the University of California, Davis on a full scholarship and received B.A.s in Music (piano performance) and Dramatic Art. As a singer and actress, she won many young artist awards as a soloist with her vocal jazz ensemble and has performed in numerous productions, including Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), ...Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Into the Woods (Witch u/s), The Tempest (Ariel), and The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca). Most recently, she returned from performing around the world with the Broadway tour of Avenue Q.
Kira Simring (director)
Kira Simring has been a professional director for 15 years. She is the Artistic Director of the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon, which she built with Founding Artistic Director Nancy Manocherian as an incubator for new works. Aside from directing extensively at the beautiful cell venue in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, Kira has directed plays throughout Manhattan, including The New Theatre Row Theatres, City Center's VOX at NYU's Skirball Theatre, The Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 80 St. Marks Theatre, The Midtown International Theatre Festival. Regional venues include: CenterStage in Baltimore, The Philadephia Fringe Festival, New Village Arts in San Diego, and Luna Sea Theatre in San Francisco, California.
Kira works closely with writers to develop and manifest their work. Currently, Kira is working with writers Marianne Driscoll, Patrick Fenton, Amina Henry, Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly, Larry Kirwan, Nancy Manocherian and Seamus Scanlon. Kira was born in Manhattan and grew up in New Jersey, receiving her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School of New School University (Schubert Fellow) and her BA in Anthropology from Smith College.