|September 25, 2016|
|6:00 PM||to||8:00 PM|
[Title] Neo Calligraphy & Jazz Live / New York in Kimono / Sake Reception
[Artists] Setsuhi Shiraishi (calligraphy), Mark Soskin (piano)
[Date] Sunday, September 25, 2016
[Venue] Studio 353 – Studio 1
[Address] 353 W 48th Steet, Floor 2, New York, NY 10036
[Phone] (212) 757-2539
[Admission] $20 (advance), $25 (door)
1. Neo Calligraphy & Music feat. Mark Soskin
2. New York in Kimono – A Glimpse of the Kimono Style of NYC
Presented by KaedeNYC
3. Sake Reception – Mio Sparkling Sake
[Setsuhi Shiraishi Bio] Having been interested in calligraphy during her childhood, Setsuhi became a calligraphy master at 22 years old. She is pursuing her own unique style of calligraphy while expressing the world of traditional calligraphy. The world she creates by subliming calligraphy into a composite art through collaboration with musical and fine arts is highly regarded. She has also been active outside of Japan, attracting many fans from around the world through her live collaborative performances with music.
Setsuhi drew the calligraphy design of the “Enjin” (ring) concept for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Japanese team jersey. She gave a calligraphic performance for the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar when he was in Japan for an official visit in 2014. Also in 2014, Setsuhi carried out a successful ten-part live performance tour throughout France.
Setsuhi has given calligraphy performances at various places including the private salon Diners Club Ginza Lounge in Tokyo, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo (at the 60th anniversary event of the launch of Fissler’s pressure cookers), and the British Museum in London. She also held a joint performance with the London Improvisers Orchestra, participated in an art fair in Paris, and held personal exhibitions in both Paris and New York. Also in New York, Setsuhi conducted a calligraphy workshop and performed in both a jazz club and an art gallery with Jay Anderson and Frank Kimbrough of the Maria Schneider Orchestra as well as jazz horn player Adam Unsworth.
In addition, Setsuhi calligraphed the title on a CD cover for Jiang Xiao-Qing, a world-famous player of the traditional Chinese “guzheng” string instrument.
Setsuhi collaborates with accessory designer RYONA to create 縁 (“en”), their unique brand of calligraphic accessories. The 縁 (“en”) brand is sold at limited-time stores at the Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo and the Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store in Osaka, and is now permanently sold at the Shizuoka Isetan Department Store in Shizuoka, Japan.
Setsuhi holds her own calligraphy salon at the art space and cafe, Sakaiki, and holds regular calligraphy lessons in Omotesando.
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