Kirk Nurock and Kyoko Kitamura

Friday, April 28, 2006. 8:30 pm


Over some 30 years, the unpredictable composer/pianist Kirk Nurock has orchestrated for Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein, and Meredith Monk, conducted live animals at Carnegie Hall, and innovated in duos with Theo Bleckmann and Jay Clayton. His prolific body of vocal works explore edgy terrains featuring settings of Dickinson and Joyce. This time he teams up with vocal improviser Kyoko Kitamura who has honed her craft as a sideperson with the likes of Reggie Workman and Steve Coleman. Sharing a penchant for risk and absurdity, Kirk and Kyoko present their music tonight as K2K… for the first time.