Asia Society Texas

Performing Asia: IIIZ+ in Concert

Friday, Sep. 23, 2016

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

 Courtesy of IIIZ+

Courtesy of IIIZ+

Officially formed in Darmstadt, Germany in 2001, IIIZ+ ("three zee plus") features music for a unique combination of the three bridged east Asian zithers: the Korean gayageum, Japanese koto, and Chinese zheng.

About the Performance


6-7  pm | Workshop
7-7:30 pm | Reception
7:30-9 pm | Performance

About IIIZ+

IIIZ+ offers insights into musical and cultural interactions between China, Korea, and Japan in the context of the west. Each player, originally from Alaska, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea respectively, speaks with a different native tongue. The focus on the large-bridged zither instrument family brings into sharp relief both the archetypical similarities and differences among east Asia's individual living music traditions.

More than an "east-meets-west" experiment, the ensemble's complex, organic sound flows naturally to create a potent, vivid, entirely new transnational sound — a "sea change" in traditional notions of chamber, world, or new music that reverberates beyond any given performance.

IIIZ+ has been featured in festivals such as Musica Vitale in Berlin (Germany), Le Festival de l'Imaginaire at the Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris (France), and at 38e Rugissants in Grenoble (France). The ensemble has toured France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the U.S., Japan, and Korea. Grants include a Commissioning Music/USA grant from Meet the Composer for a new work from Chinese-American composer Fred Ho, and a Chamber Music America Residency Grant to work at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and a touring grant from the Korea Foundation.

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