with Michael J. Schumacher
Wednesday, June 8
8pm, doors 7pm
11 Cortlandt Alley
Free with RSVP
Due to limited capacity, please choose either June 8 or June 9 and RSVP for one person only.
Artists Space presents the North American debut of Japanese composer, improviser, and songwriter Eiko Ishibashi. For these two concerts, Ishibashi has selected a New York-based musician to open each evening: Michael J. Schumacher on June 8th and Loren Connors on June 9th.
Eiko Ishibashi is a Japanese multi-instrumentalist whose work ranges from acclaimed singer-songwriter albums to scores for film, television, theater and exhibitions, to improvised music.
Since launching her solo career in 2006, she has released numerous albums on labels including Drag City, Black Truffle, and Editions Mego. Her sixth full-length album The Dream My Bones Dream, released in 2018, was selected as one of the year's best albums by numerous magazines. In 2020, she was commissioned to create music for art and photography exhibitions, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Japan supernatural, and Memory of Future at Mandako coal mine in Kumamoto, Japan.
In 2016, Ishibashi branched out into film composing, creating the score for the film Albino's Tree, directed by Masakazu Kaneko, which won the Best Music Award at the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards. In 2019, she composed the music for the anime Mugen no Juunin – IMMORTAL. Her score for Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s 2021 film Drive My Car has garnered international attention and was recently arranged into an album incorporating sound effects from the film.
In January, she released her new LP, For McCoy on Black Truffle in January, and began a radio residency on the global radio platform NTS Radio.