Pacific Exchange

CO-Presented by Theatre of Yugen & THINGAMAJIGS

Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm

NOHspace: 2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Tickets available ONLINE or at the door: $10 - $15 Sliding Scale

The Pacific Exchange is inspired by the words of Lou Harrison who claimed there is a Pacific Sound that connects West Coast America with other cultures and countries along the Pacific Ocean. These concerts are intended to investigate this.

Pacific Exchange – a series that brings composers and performers from diverse areas of the Pacific Rim together in order to exchange ideas and create music on a single concert stage. Thingamajigs created this event to emphasize the commonalities of artists living on the Pacific Rim, as well as to showcase their diversity. The Pacific Exchange concerts have exhibited the music by the performance group tov (Japan), Ji-yoon Chun (Korea), Jean Ann (Korea), Kiyoshi Suzuki (Japan), Jon Brummit (USA), Gregorio Correa Fonten (Chile), and Jaime Oliver (Peru) to name a few.

Pacific Exchange -- This year, our cross-cultural Artist Exchange program will welcome two artists from different areas of the Pacific Rim. New works will be presented and performed by Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Sooyeon Lyuh (Korea), accompanied by the Thingamajigs Performance Group. 

For more information, please visit the Events Calendar, or The Thingamajigs Website

CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen, Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker



A new work by Shinichi Iova-Koga and Edward Schocker


September 16 & 17 at 8pm

NOHspace: 2840 Mariposa Street, SF, CA, 94110

$20 General Admission, $15 Student




ABOUT THE ARTISTS of drowning man

Shinichi Iova-Koga is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998.

About inkBoat: The company performs in theaters and site specific locations. Repertory and research integrate the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints, both experimental and traditional, resulting in original performance compositions. Themes and subjects arise from meticulous examination of everyday life, with primary content arising from the body, resulting in both refined and raw expressions.  We derive inspiration from working in wild, natural settings and urban existence.

For more information about Shinichi Iova-Koga, please CLICK HERE


Edward Schocker is the Executive Director of Thingamajigs. Thingamajigs is an organization whose mission is to explore sounds in found objects and use alternate tuning systems to create new music.   Edward Schocker is also a composer and a performer who creates music with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems.

For more information about Edward Schocker, please CLICK HERE.


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