Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel, performing music from Wada's new album “Nue”.
This collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a personal history of sorts, full of joys and demons.” Wada’s compositions allow a rich interplay between individual musicians and extended space for these elements to join and grow.
In Japanese, ‘nue’ is a mythological chimera with the face of a monkey, the legs of a tiger, and the tail of a snake. In French, nue means naked- stripped of complexity, bare and exposed, but also raw and essential. This duality underlying “Nue” is embedded in the sound Tashi Wada and friends create together on the stage.
“Nue” is out this fall on Brooklynbased label RVNG Intl.