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Erika Dohi, Replicant (official video)
06:13
37d03d

Erika Dohi, Replicant (official video)

From the forthcoming album I, Castorpollux, out 14 May 2021 with 37d03d. https://lnk.to/ErikaDohi Directed by : Peadar O Goill Production house : Connolly's of Leap Song credits : Erika Dohi - piano, synths /composition William Brittelle- synths / producer Andy Akiho- steel pan/percussion Immanuel Wilkins - alto saxophone/co-composer Emily Wells - vocal "The concept of 'Replicant' is transformation. Initially, the piece was a stand-alone prepared piano piece, with bolts woven into the strings of the piano. As I develop the piece with my producer William Brittelle, and with contributions from guest artists Andy Akiho (steel-pan), Emily Wells (vocal), and Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax), Replicant became a delicate morphing of a 25-year-cycle. 1945- the year the atomic bomb dropped, 1970-the year of Expo '70 in Osaka where I grew up, 1995- the year I experienced the Kobe earthquake, and 2020- when Covid turned the world upside down. The piece is a time traveler, but at the same time, it is stuck in a place where time doesn't exist.” - Erika Dohi Osaka-born and New York-based pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From highly polished traditional classical to bold improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless style and unidiomatic technique sets her apart in contemporary NYC avant-garde circles. Dohi’s vast repertory is impressive, but what makes her truly such a barrier-defying artist is what lies ahead. I, Castorpollux, Dohi’s debut solo album, is a profound personal excavation set to a gripping landscape of wild, genre-fluid composition; a virtuosic, but emotionally generous convergence of the technical and the spiritual. With understated piano & keyboards at its center, I, Castorpollux is equal parts hazy nostalgia, science-fiction soundtrack and electro-acoustic experimentation. The project features contributions from Channy Leaneagh (Polica), Andy Akiho, Immanuel Wilkins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Boettcher, Emily Wells, Zach Hanson, and is produced by William Brittelle, a vital modern composer himself. The central theme to the album is the “split-self” and variable perceptions of time that Dohi has faced at formative moments in her life. She experienced the 1995 Kobe earthquake at age 7. Hiding under a table during the worst of it, she later emerged to find the world around her crumbled. In her immediate vicinity, a fixture of her childhood remained standing. The Tower of the Sun, a type of three-faced time machine itself from Expo 70, designed by artist Taro Okamoto is a trail-marker on Erika’s journey, a stand-in sigil to unlock the mysterious sounds of her work, with 70s synths and retro sci-fi aesthetics permeating the album’s narratives. Much of the album was written while living in Texas where the split between her Asian self and the idea of being an American necessitated a near mountain of self-discovery to reconcile how she felt and who she was within the social backdrop of a strongly conservative environment. It is no wonder that the character of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux from Greek and Roman mythology, resonate so deeply with her, or Haruki Murakami’s Two Moons and their strange light. From her contributions to various projects, and her participation in the Artist in Residency collaborations, Erika has become a staple of the 37d03d community. 37d03d is honored to partner with her on her profound and moving debut. https://www.instagram.com/erikadohi/ https://www.instagram.com/wbrittelle/ https://www.instagram.com/hansonzj/ https://www.instagram.com/andyakiho/ https://www.instagram.com/immanuel.wilkins/ https://www.instagram.com/emilywellsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/podurpls/
Erika Dohi - Polaroid (feat. Channy Leaneagh) - official video
03:55
37d03d

Erika Dohi - Polaroid (feat. Channy Leaneagh) - official video

The debut single from Erika Dohi's debut album, I, Castorpollux, out 14 May 2021 with 37d03d. https://lnk.to/ErikaDohi Directed by : Peadar O Goill Production house : Connolly's of Leap Young Erika: Ellen Vather Castor Pollox twins: Michael Vather & Callie Vather "Polaroid is a snapshot of a time that is also an eternity of a moment. I was 7 in 1995, and I'm not there anymore. But 'I' am still there.” - Erika Dohi "Working on this project with Erika and the 37d03d team over the last few weeks has been beautiful. Erika and I delved into her childhood in Osaka, drawing on some joyous memories, and some traumatic ones to try and illustrate ones journey through time and how those moments of joy and trauma shape us, and make us who we are. I am so grateful for the trust and freedom Erika and the 37d03d gave me while working on this piece and I look forward to getting it out into the world." - Peadar O Goill Osaka-born and New York-based pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From highly polished traditional classical to bold improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless style and unidiomatic technique sets her apart in contemporary NYC avant-garde circles. Dohi’s vast repertory is impressive, but what makes her truly such a barrier-defying artist is what lies ahead. I, Castorpollux, Dohi’s debut solo album, is a profound personal excavation set to a gripping landscape of wild, genre-fluid composition; a virtuosic, but emotionally generous convergence of the technical and the spiritual. With understated piano & keyboards at its center, I, Castorpollux is equal parts hazy nostalgia, science-fiction soundtrack and electro-acoustic experimentation. The project features contributions from Channy Leaneagh (Polica), Andy Akiho, Immanuel Wilkins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Boettcher, Emily Wells, Zach Hanson, and is produced by William Brittelle, a vital modern composer himself. The central theme to the album is the “split-self” and variable perceptions of time that Dohi has faced at formative moments in her life. She experienced the 1995 Kobe earthquake at age 7. Hiding under a table during the worst of it, she later emerged to find the world around her crumbled. In her immediate vicinity, a fixture of her childhood remained standing. The Tower of the Sun, a type of three-faced time machine itself from Expo 70, designed by artist Taro Okamoto is a trail-marker on Erika’s journey, a stand-in sigil to unlock the mysterious sounds of her work, with 70s synths and retro sci-fi aesthetics permeating the album’s narratives. Much of the album was written while living in Texas where the split between her Asian self and the idea of being an American necessitated a near mountain of self-discovery to reconcile how she felt and who she was within the social backdrop of a strongly conservative environment. It is no wonder that the character of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux from Greek and Roman mythology, resonate so deeply with her, or Haruki Murakami’s Two Moons and their strange light. From her contributions to various projects, and her participation in the Artist in Residency collaborations, Erika has become a staple of the 37d03d community. 37d03d is honored to partner with her on her profound and moving debut. https://www.instagram.com/erikadohi/ https://www.instagram.com/thisispolica/ https://www.instagram.com/wbrittelle/ https://www.instagram.com/hansonzj/ https://www.instagram.com/andyakiho/ https://www.instagram.com/immanuel.wilkins/ https://www.instagram.com/ambroseire/ https://www.instagram.com/emilywellsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/jeremyboettcherbass/ https://www.instagram.com/37d03d/
Mori no ame
07:09
Erika Dohi, Replicant (official video)
06:13
37d03d

Erika Dohi, Replicant (official video)

From the forthcoming album I, Castorpollux, out 14 May 2021 with 37d03d. https://lnk.to/ErikaDohi Directed by : Peadar O Goill Production house : Connolly's of Leap Song credits : Erika Dohi - piano, synths /composition William Brittelle- synths / producer Andy Akiho- steel pan/percussion Immanuel Wilkins - alto saxophone/co-composer Emily Wells - vocal "The concept of 'Replicant' is transformation. Initially, the piece was a stand-alone prepared piano piece, with bolts woven into the strings of the piano. As I develop the piece with my producer William Brittelle, and with contributions from guest artists Andy Akiho (steel-pan), Emily Wells (vocal), and Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax), Replicant became a delicate morphing of a 25-year-cycle. 1945- the year the atomic bomb dropped, 1970-the year of Expo '70 in Osaka where I grew up, 1995- the year I experienced the Kobe earthquake, and 2020- when Covid turned the world upside down. The piece is a time traveler, but at the same time, it is stuck in a place where time doesn't exist.” - Erika Dohi Osaka-born and New York-based pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From highly polished traditional classical to bold improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless style and unidiomatic technique sets her apart in contemporary NYC avant-garde circles. Dohi’s vast repertory is impressive, but what makes her truly such a barrier-defying artist is what lies ahead. I, Castorpollux, Dohi’s debut solo album, is a profound personal excavation set to a gripping landscape of wild, genre-fluid composition; a virtuosic, but emotionally generous convergence of the technical and the spiritual. With understated piano & keyboards at its center, I, Castorpollux is equal parts hazy nostalgia, science-fiction soundtrack and electro-acoustic experimentation. The project features contributions from Channy Leaneagh (Polica), Andy Akiho, Immanuel Wilkins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Boettcher, Emily Wells, Zach Hanson, and is produced by William Brittelle, a vital modern composer himself. The central theme to the album is the “split-self” and variable perceptions of time that Dohi has faced at formative moments in her life. She experienced the 1995 Kobe earthquake at age 7. Hiding under a table during the worst of it, she later emerged to find the world around her crumbled. In her immediate vicinity, a fixture of her childhood remained standing. The Tower of the Sun, a type of three-faced time machine itself from Expo 70, designed by artist Taro Okamoto is a trail-marker on Erika’s journey, a stand-in sigil to unlock the mysterious sounds of her work, with 70s synths and retro sci-fi aesthetics permeating the album’s narratives. Much of the album was written while living in Texas where the split between her Asian self and the idea of being an American necessitated a near mountain of self-discovery to reconcile how she felt and who she was within the social backdrop of a strongly conservative environment. It is no wonder that the character of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux from Greek and Roman mythology, resonate so deeply with her, or Haruki Murakami’s Two Moons and their strange light. From her contributions to various projects, and her participation in the Artist in Residency collaborations, Erika has become a staple of the 37d03d community. 37d03d is honored to partner with her on her profound and moving debut. https://www.instagram.com/erikadohi/ https://www.instagram.com/wbrittelle/ https://www.instagram.com/hansonzj/ https://www.instagram.com/andyakiho/ https://www.instagram.com/immanuel.wilkins/ https://www.instagram.com/emilywellsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/podurpls/
Erika Dohi - Polaroid (feat. Channy Leaneagh) - official video
03:55
37d03d

Erika Dohi - Polaroid (feat. Channy Leaneagh) - official video

The debut single from Erika Dohi's debut album, I, Castorpollux, out 14 May 2021 with 37d03d. https://lnk.to/ErikaDohi Directed by : Peadar O Goill Production house : Connolly's of Leap Young Erika: Ellen Vather Castor Pollox twins: Michael Vather & Callie Vather "Polaroid is a snapshot of a time that is also an eternity of a moment. I was 7 in 1995, and I'm not there anymore. But 'I' am still there.” - Erika Dohi "Working on this project with Erika and the 37d03d team over the last few weeks has been beautiful. Erika and I delved into her childhood in Osaka, drawing on some joyous memories, and some traumatic ones to try and illustrate ones journey through time and how those moments of joy and trauma shape us, and make us who we are. I am so grateful for the trust and freedom Erika and the 37d03d gave me while working on this piece and I look forward to getting it out into the world." - Peadar O Goill Osaka-born and New York-based pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background. From highly polished traditional classical to bold improvisation, she is a dynamic performer whose timeless style and unidiomatic technique sets her apart in contemporary NYC avant-garde circles. Dohi’s vast repertory is impressive, but what makes her truly such a barrier-defying artist is what lies ahead. I, Castorpollux, Dohi’s debut solo album, is a profound personal excavation set to a gripping landscape of wild, genre-fluid composition; a virtuosic, but emotionally generous convergence of the technical and the spiritual. With understated piano & keyboards at its center, I, Castorpollux is equal parts hazy nostalgia, science-fiction soundtrack and electro-acoustic experimentation. The project features contributions from Channy Leaneagh (Polica), Andy Akiho, Immanuel Wilkins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Boettcher, Emily Wells, Zach Hanson, and is produced by William Brittelle, a vital modern composer himself. The central theme to the album is the “split-self” and variable perceptions of time that Dohi has faced at formative moments in her life. She experienced the 1995 Kobe earthquake at age 7. Hiding under a table during the worst of it, she later emerged to find the world around her crumbled. In her immediate vicinity, a fixture of her childhood remained standing. The Tower of the Sun, a type of three-faced time machine itself from Expo 70, designed by artist Taro Okamoto is a trail-marker on Erika’s journey, a stand-in sigil to unlock the mysterious sounds of her work, with 70s synths and retro sci-fi aesthetics permeating the album’s narratives. Much of the album was written while living in Texas where the split between her Asian self and the idea of being an American necessitated a near mountain of self-discovery to reconcile how she felt and who she was within the social backdrop of a strongly conservative environment. It is no wonder that the character of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux from Greek and Roman mythology, resonate so deeply with her, or Haruki Murakami’s Two Moons and their strange light. From her contributions to various projects, and her participation in the Artist in Residency collaborations, Erika has become a staple of the 37d03d community. 37d03d is honored to partner with her on her profound and moving debut. https://www.instagram.com/erikadohi/ https://www.instagram.com/thisispolica/ https://www.instagram.com/wbrittelle/ https://www.instagram.com/hansonzj/ https://www.instagram.com/andyakiho/ https://www.instagram.com/immanuel.wilkins/ https://www.instagram.com/ambroseire/ https://www.instagram.com/emilywellsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/jeremyboettcherbass/ https://www.instagram.com/37d03d/
Brilliant Spinding Sonic Velocities by Wadada Leo Smith (world premiere)
02:45
BLUEPRINTS Piano Series

Brilliant Spinding Sonic Velocities by Wadada Leo Smith (world premiere)

Erika Dohi performs Brilliant Spinding Sonic Velocities from Piano Pieces by Wadada Leo Smith, world premiered at BLUEPRINTS Piano Series 'Cosmology' concert on May 27, 2017. Throughout the 20th century but even as far back as the French Baroque period, certain composers have expressed an extreme interest in cosmology (the stars, the planets, our place within the vast cosmos, and how music might connect us to other-worldly realms). From the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau to the mystic theosophist Alexander Scriabin, avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, jazz visionary Sun Ra and living improviser-composers Wadada Leo Smith and Jonathan Ragonese, this program explored sounds and forms that deliver us far from our Earth. BLUEPRINTS is a series that unites pianists from different musical genres for eclectic concerts that present traditional classical music alongside contemporary works (including premieres), jazz and free improvisation. These unusually varied programs are each inspired by an aesthetic theme, or blueprint. The blueprints tie seemingly unrelated works together; we hope our series does the same for pianists, allowing a diverse group of musicians, who might otherwise never meet, to share its expressive identities. Our goal is to establish a community of pianists, and show how works of very different musical contexts may be fundamentally related. wadadaleosmith.com erikadohi.com blueprintspianoseries.com
trees and grass on the other side of the tracks - Kris Davis (world premiere)
10:24
BLUEPRINTS Piano Series

trees and grass on the other side of the tracks - Kris Davis (world premiere)

Erika Dohi performs at BLUEPRINTS Piano Series 'Ships of Theseus' concert on May 20th, 2018 at The Jazz Gallery This concert explores the idea of a transcription, and works or improvisations that are based on pre-existing themes, styles, and aesthetics: what’s added, what’s lost, and what remains of the original? The program ranges from a transcription of Franz Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade by Franz Liszt to original transcriptions of Ysayë by Jeremy Jordan, of Shostakovich by Fabian Almazan, and of Chopin and Mozart by John Stetch. This program also includes an improvisation by Kris Davis, and a newly commissioned work (world premiere) by Davis based on the late Cecil Taylor’s tune Abyss. BLUEPRINTS is a series that unites pianists from different musical genres for eclectic concerts that present traditional classical music alongside contemporary works (including premieres), jazz and free improvisation. These unusually varied programs are each inspired by an aesthetic theme, or blueprint. The blueprints tie seemingly unrelated works together; we hope our series does the same for pianists, allowing a diverse group of musicians, who might otherwise never meet, to share its expressive identities. Our goal is to establish a community of pianists, and show how works of very different musical contexts may be fundamentally related. erikadohi.com krisdavis.net www.blueprintspianoseries.com audio/video by Joseph Branciforte