Motoko Honda's Simple Excesses


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Location Info:

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024
Motoko Honda uses every inch of the piano, whether she's rumbling up and down the keys with a jazzy aplomb or dissecting its prepared strings and other innards with a surgical, experimental curiosity. Motoko Honda's Simple Excesses might initially seem like a traditional jazz combo, as the Oakland pianist interacts with drummer Jordan Glenn, woodwinds player Cory Wright and bassist Miles Wick. But the ensemble are just as likely to burrow into knotty, noisy and unpredictable new-music spaces as they are to take flight with unfettered jazzy improvisation. Poet William Blake could have been thinking of Honda and crew when he wrote, "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."


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