Trade Routes is part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.
In this welcome reunion of new music greats, Japanese/Peruvian violinist Pauchi Sasaki will perform with American flutist and 2012 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Claire Chase. The duo will perform a variety of deeply haunting works that draw on their decades of expertise and experience, using acoustic instruments, vocals, electronic instruments, and eclectic items like Sasaki’s trademark worn speaker dress.
I Care If You Listen said, “[Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase created a] futuristic acoustic space that evoked a sudden stillness and a distinctly far-away feeling. Imagine an underwater cathedral with blindingly white walls and hushed tones coming from figures you can’t get too near to. As Sasaki and Chase moved through their slowly-unfolding and symmetrical choreography, they created subtle feedback effects with interactive “speaker dresses,” comprising 96 tiny speakers in total. As the background soundscape moved from the industrial–something along the lines of a tumble-dryer–to the natural–panned ocean waves–the flute held a place far, far from the Milky Way, among unseen stars.”