December 2016

Experimental Films

Tatsu Aoki introduces selections from his massive film work, accompanied by Jonathan Chen, on electronics, and Jamie Kempkers, on cello. Titles include “Dream Works” 16mm (1981), “Decades Passed: Re-Edit” 16mm (2003), and “Ah So [...]

November 2016

December 2014

MCA Screen: Tatsu Aoki

MCA Screen Tatsu Aoki Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 6-8 pm Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 FREE with museum admission Tsusaka Taiko director Tatsu Aoki has been creating experimental films [...]

October 2009

April 2009

The Silent Minority

The Silent Minority Jazz musician Tatsu Aoki is making a documentary film about the experience of Chicago's nisei, many of whom settled here after the internment camps of World War II. By Ed M. [...]

May 2008

Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project at Steppenwolf Theatre

Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project at Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago Tribune By Howard Reich, Tribune critic May 12, 2008 Few musicians have fused American jazz and Japanese folklore as dramatically as Chicago bassist/bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Through [...]

Traffic series performers move to a world beat

Chicago Sun-Times May 9, 2008 BY PAIGE WISER Staff Reporter Steppenwolf Theatre’s Traffic series presents one-night-only performances — but they pack a punch you won’t soon forget. The May lineup continues the theme of [...]

December 2001

Chicagoans of the Year 2001

rom the Chicago Tribune December 30, 2001 Sixteen inspirational individuals Artists explain and interpret our world, and we’ve needed their insights more than ever this year. The artists and arts administrators that our critics [...]