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5/14/2013

Hearing with the Whole Body

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Music has never been my strong suit, but speaking with Alan made me appreciation the instrument that is the human ear. I also managed to get a Totoro reference in the text, a point of personal pride. :)

~*C
Alan Nakagawa's Reverberating Composition

Text and photography by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Drew Tewksbury
Published: 13 May 2013, Artbound


Artist Alan Nakagawa smiles as if he's in on some cosmic secret. And perhaps he is.

With quiet warmth, a soft-spoken manner and a wise glint in his eyes -- revealed in conversations that flit from obscure scientific experiments to Nam June Paik to ethnomusicology in one sitting -- he reminds me of a real-life (albeit slimmer) Totoro, an entry into the strange layered over the mundane.
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