No Traffic in Space
Paying homage to her earliest memories of performing and exposure to music, taiko artist Kioto Aoki’s debut solo album No Traffic in Space introduces the textural and conceptual gestures that form the foundation of her musical vernacular. The work insists on choreographic articulation as part of musical expression with each piece performed on a different physical setup, emphasizing her stylistically spare improvisation that prioritize phrase over pattern. Special guests Tatsu Aoki & Michael Zerang accompany Aoki’s explorations, as a figurative bridge from adolescence to the present.
1. Nidan by K (06:26)
All compositions by Kioto Aoki ©2021 (ASCAP), except Wedlock by Tatsu Aoki ©1994 Asian Improv Music Pub. Co. (ASCAP)