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What formal details do I choose or not choose? What grammar do I create or not create? What cultural context do I evoke or not evoke? I pursue vulnerability and spirituality in my work as my aesthetics through a focus on the nuanced possibilities of my voice. This is my way of practicing resilience in a world there is a surrounding violence among humans. I am song itself, and I am a singer.
Aine Eva Nakamura is a singer, composer and performing artist. She focuses on her vocal orality and recently story making in her creative processes. She has been inspired by a rich range of natural elements from delicate flower petals to mountains. Her works in the theme of nature veneration and animism are her practices against violence, and current struggles among humanity such as division, war, isolation from the earth, and instability. Through the integral and interactive approach toward space, time and humanity, she aims to connect herself and her audience with the past and the current to see ways of life in the future.
Her solo performances include The River at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts: Shelf Life (2018) and Live at JZ Brat Sound of Tokyo (2014). Premieres and collaborative performance of her compositions include the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival with Madeleine Shapiro and the October New Music Festival in Finland with Mikro Ensemble in 2018, and The Unseen World with the ICE in 2019 at the Abrons Arts Center. Her other recent appearances include The Two directed by Dmitry Krymov (New York Theater Workshop project, 2019) and Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends at MoMA (2017). Trained in Southern Japanese Traditional music under Isamu Goya (Noborikawa style). She launched Listening to Nature (Listening to Nature, Nature in Music and Storytelling) in June 2017 in New York.
She studied voice and composition at the Jazz and Contemporary Music of the New School.