Rewire has commissioned the highly influential American trombonist, composer, and producer Peter Zummo for a unique artistic residence in The Hague, alongside the innovative Japanese electronic duo KAKUHAN to collaborate on new music, to be performed during Rewire 2023. As a leading voice in the interdisciplinary avant-garde of New York City’s downtown scene, Zummo has collaborated with a highly varied list of seminal artists and acts, including Arthur Russell, Love of Life orchestra, Downtown Ensemble, Flying Hearts, and Lounge Lizards, through which he developed his unique take on music he wryly termed “minimalism plus a whole lot more.” This modus operandi could also apply to the sparse yet impressive sound practices of electronic producer Koshiro Hino and musician and cellist Yuki Nakagawa, who, as KAKUHAN, melt cello and electronically processed sounds into overwhelming and staggering music that explores the outer boundaries of experimental club music. Rewire 2023 sees this extraordinary pairing present the first results of their collaborative residence.
Besides their performance alongside Peter Zummo, KAKUHAN is also slated for an individual performance during Rewire 2023.
Commissioned by Rewire