Hidejiro Honjoh, a rising shamisen star from Japan, performs at the closing event of Yuki Ideguchi's solo exhibition "Vortex" at Resobox in Queens. This exhibition reflects Ideguchi's deep sympathy to the Buddhism concept Shogyo-Mujo, which teaches that all things are in flux, nothing is permanent and all worldly things are transitory. Surrounded with Ideguchi's waves and skulls, Honjoh plays traditional and new Japanese pieces with the themes in common with the artist's works: waves, oracion which used to be sung among hidden Christians in Nagasaki, and "KU NoTe" by Masatora Goya who collaborated with Ideguchi for his video art work, the Great Ruler.
The closing event will be held between 7 and 9 pm, and there will be two short performances by Honjo. Resobox is located at 41-26 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101. Queensboro Plaza (7, N, Q) or Queens Plaza (E, M, R) is the closest subway station. Admission Free.
Hidejiro Honjoh is an award-winning shamisen performer. He studied under Hidetaro Honjoh and graduated from the Japanese Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, where he currently teaches. Honjoh specializes in modern music and performs with the international contemporary ensemble groups and orchestras. As an advocator of new music, he has commissioned and premiered many new shamisen repertoire by many composers. He currently stays in New York as a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council as a grantee.