Work: The Long Arc of Time

2018

Composer and artist Miya Masaoka creates a new chamber Noh work inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler and based on the game of Go.  Together with her collaborators – Noh actors and musicians from Japan – she creates a work that is deeply felt through the music and unique rhythm of Noh and Shomyo (Buddhist chant). Time travel, social inequities and rebirth are ruminated through the strange and somewhat incantatory cadence of Noh.  Noh actors and musicians and a Shomyo singer will be coming from Japan for this performance.