This free performance will be livestreamed at CCRMA Live. In-person seating at CCRMA Stage is limited to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address (non-Stanford email addresses will be discarded). Each guest must bring their Stanford ID card to tap it at the front door and wear a mask at all times while inside the building.
"As the sun slowly sets, we will make music together. We invite you to join us and listen. Our music will be freely improvised using our voices, a koto, and electronics. The sounds might be gentle or hurting." — Vaim & Katherine Whatley
Katherine Whatley is a koto (Japanese transverse harp) performer and Ph.D. student studying premodern Japanese poetry and music. Her research and artistic output centers around the connections between written and spoken words, sound and music. | kwhatley.net
Vaim makes folk music with computers. She sings to the damaged places, the wastelands both industrial and emotional. Combining Estonian regilaul with extended vocal techniques, her improvised rituals cradle the land, the body, and sound. | www.vaim.net