Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3 pm today for a exclusive in-studio performance and interview from FEN (Far East Network). The 45-minute program will feature an all-improvised set from FEN recorded in-house at WKCR, plus an interview with FEN's four members.
Wizard experimental/noise unit FEN (Far East Network) makes its North American debut at Japan Society on Saturday, May 14for a one-of-a-kind evening of sound exploration. Led by pioneering Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide, FEN includes three equally adventurous avant-garde musicians from neighboring countries: Ryu Hankil (S. Korea), Yan Jun (China), and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore). The group will present two improvisational performances on the 14th: In Set #1, from 7 to 8 pm, the artists will focus on exploration of space and environment in a performance site-specific to Japan Society's gorgeous foyer. Audiences are invited to walk amongst the artists and experience the performance from 360°. Set #2, from 9:30 to 10:30 pm, will be a sit-down concert hall performance.