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Asian Improv aRts Midwest


Green Line Performing Arts Center
329 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL, USA


Oct 29 2021


07:00 PM

Sudden Impact Series: Kioto Aoki

AIRMW and Arts + Public Life presents: Kioto Aoki for the Sudden Impact Series

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Live from Green Line Performing Arts Center
Limited live audience seating | Free Admission | Register for your tickets

Arts + Public Life and AIRMW present the inaugural performance of the Sudden Impact Series 2021 at the Green Line Performing Arts Center, featuring Kioto Aoki on October 28 at 7 pm.

Tatsu Aoki brings together this series to facilitate catalytic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to explore and musically experiment. Streaming and limited in-person audience!

Kioto Aoki is an artist, educator, and musician descending from the Toyoakimoto performing arts family in Tokyo, with roots dating back to the Edo period. Studying under her Tokyo-born father, Kioto is carrying on the artistic family lineage in Chicago playing taiko, shamisen and tsuzumi. Kioto plays in both traditional and contemporary musical contexts and is active within the experimental and creative music communities in Chicago and the Bay Area. She also leads the National Gintenkai Project – the performance unit within Tsukasa Taiko, the Japanese drumming program at Asian Improv aRts Midwest.

Musical projects include Yoko Ono’s SKYLANDING, Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project, The Reduction Ensemble, and the Taiko Legacy / Reduction series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and a solo album released this year, No Traffic in Space. Kioto is also a multi-year Ethnic and Folk Arts Master Apprentice Program Awardee from the Illinois Arts Council.


Graphic Design: Al Brandtner, Brandtner Design

Photography: Kioto Aoki