Ann Adachi

Born in New York City, grew up in Nasu, Japan, and in Olympia, Washington. Her creative work includes playing the piano, the flute, writing music, shooting video and performing with it, attempts at making sculptures, and other experiments. Themes that seem to always come back are: lines, contours, panels, cutting, wrapping, beats and polyrhythm, juxtaposition of different textures, shiny tapes, translucent plastic, and thick filled cube.

Previous piano teachers include: Carol Crawford, Christopher Harding, and Ed Bedner. Favorite piano repertoir includes Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op. 14; Saint-Seans Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22; and Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K.330. Favorite pianists are Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Cortot, and Vladimir Horowitz. Music interests are classical, and improvised music. Schools include Berklee College of Music (Bachelor of Music), Massachusetts Art College, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College (attempt for MFA), and currently, at CUNY Graduate Center, candidate for MA. Has performed in Seattle, Olympia, Astoria, Boston, New York, Tokyo, and Nasu. Musical collaborations with Gregory Reynold, Le Ton Mite (McCloud Zicmuse & Sam Lohman), Arrington de Dionyso, Bhob Rainey, Corrie Befort (dance), Andrew Lafkas, Brian Eubanks, Dave Ruder, among many others.

Outside of creative field, Ann is involved in arts administration, with interest in Japanese experimental film and video. Vital Signals is a touring screening program and DVD publication I organized while working at Electronic Arts Intermix in New York. I currently work at a museum in New York.

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