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Nexas Arts Presents | Noriko Tadano + Adam Ritchie

11 September 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

The premiere performance of a new commissioned collaborative work from master shamisen virtuoso, Noriko Tadano, and composer and sound artist, Adam Ritchie. Two stellar performers from contrasting musical backgrounds come together to explore new sonic possibilities in a performance that will intrigue and engage.

This performance will be presented in person and live streamed.

The two artists being based in Adelaide has meant they have been freely available to collaborate, prepare, and rehearse together over the past year, and there is no stress of potential border closures.

Noriko Tadano is an award winning, world renowned virtuoso master of the Japanese shamisen (a 3 string, banjo-like instrument) and a traditional Japanese vocalist, who has performed all over the world. She has been playing shamisen since she was 6 years old and performs as a soloist, as well as in collaborations as seen here. Noriko’s ability and drive to cross over between traditional and modern Japanese music has recently seen her perform with renowned world musicians as well as traditional Japanese artists. Her achievements include the ‘Head Judge’s Special Award’ at the National Japanese Shamisen Competition held in Hirosaki, Japan, a solo performance at the Sydney Opera House and several dynamic shows at the international WOMADelaide world music festival with George Kamikawa.

Adam Ritchie has an extensive history in the Australian original music scene as a composer/performer for over 20 years, and is widely known as an exceptional experimental and improvisational artist. Specialising in guitar, bass, and electronics, Ritchie melds and shifts between various genres with a creative and unique sound stamp, whether this is for live performance, sound design, film scores, or audio installations.

For those who are not able to physically attend the performance there will be paid access via the Nexus website to an exclusive live stream of the collaboration.



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Lion Arts Centre, Corner North Terrace & Morphett St
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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