"Up and Close with Motoko Honda"

*VERY SPECIAL Membership Program coming soon!!!

Special membership program where Motoko shares the exclusive videos of her new and older works, her creative process for compositions & performances, behind the scenes, graphic score tutorials etc, covering variety of topics in an intimate setting from her home studio in Oakland and wherever she will be, interacting with you. Come join in her world of adventurous music making, taking journeys together.


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MotokoHonda's AIR TRIO


*Contemporary Chamber Music with free jazz elements

Project title: "Soundscape of Our Present Minds”

Band Members: 

Motoko Honda: Composition, Amplified Acoustic Prepared Piano 

Nava Dunkelman: Percussions : www.navadunkelman.com

Jakob Pek: Prepared Electric Guitar  https://www.jakobpek.com 


About the AIR trio and Program: 

The project, “Soundscape of Our Present Minds” was originally conceived in 2014 and a series of compositions were written for a quartet featuring violin, saxophone, percussion and piano, and were especially revised for this AIR trio for this concert. These compositions are meant to capture current mindsets of performers through the structured musical score which combines traditional notations with Wadada Leo Smith’s Ankhrasmation language, successfully capturing this challenging year 2020.   Along with extended and prepared techniques of each instruments, performers will go beyond the conventional role of each instruments, converse and challenge each other to create one soundscape which will represent our collective set of minds.  

The fourth in the program, “But Not Alone” has composed by Motoko Honda in this August, 2020 for this special occasion, dedicating to all of us, and is a world premiere.   

PROGRAM/Soundscape of Our Present Minds: 


“Walk”, Motoko Honda 2014 (revised for piano, guitar and percussion 2020)


“Presence”, Motoko Honda 2014 (revised for prepared piano, guitar and percussion 2020)


“Luminescence”, Motoko Honda 2014 (revised for prepared piano, guitar and percussion 2020)


“But Not Alone”, Motoko Honda 2020

World premiere 

Motoko Honda's

Simple Excesses Quartet

*Jazz Chamber

With Cory Wright-woodwinds

Miles Wick-bass

Jordan Glenn-drums


Featuring the Northern California's most versatile and innovative players, Simple Excesses Quartet's exciting repertoires are sets of compositions which unifies the classical chamber music, jazz, free jazz and experimental music.

Intricate and dynamic and often surprising, quartet brings the music which are like a flight in the clouds for both performers and audiences. 

Motoko Honda's

Sound Escape Project

*Improvisation+Interdisciplinary+anything goes

Sound Escape Project features some of the most notable improvisers and performers of all disciplines from local scene to the world wide collaborators.

Motoko Honda X Jesse Gilbert

with Spectral GL 


SpectralGL is an interactive visual instrument created by Jesse Gilbert, that employs an interactive software system to generate real-time 3D animation in response to live or recorded sound.  Employing a number of computational analytical tools, including Fourier analysis and oscilloscope-style waveform deformation, SpectralGL reveals the deep structure of sound in a visual language that is both intuitively and aesthetically linked to our emotional experience of music.  SpectralGL’s interface gives the performer the means to generate highly dynamic 3D scenes that place the observer in a visual relationship that both enhances and reflects on the process of listening.  In addition, SpectralGL’s ability to overlay digital media onto its 3D surface expands upon traditional notions of presentation of the moving image, and of the relationship between sound and image.

Jesse Gilbert: http://jessegilbert.net

©2017 by Motoko Honda

United States/Japan 

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