Nano to Macro: Music of Kirigami

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:00 - 22:00
Dr. Randall Kamien, Dr. Shu Yang, and Jenny Sabin (University of Pennsylvania) featuring Composer and Director Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP with special guest Duo Yumeno

Hosted by Bowerbird and Soundfield are pleased to present the world premiere of three new works by composer and director Gene Coleman.

The evening opens with presentations by architect and artist Jenny Sabin and two leading scientists from the University of Pennsylvania (Dr. Shu Yang and Dr. Randall Kamien). Together they will provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of cutting edge nano-to-macro scale technologies based on a very surprising source: Kirigami - the traditional Japanese art of folded and cut paper. 

Beginning the night, a presentation by Dr. Shu Yang, Dr. Randall Kamien and Jenny Sabin on their NSF project, using Kirigami as the basis for nano-to-macro scale technologies. For more details on the program for the event, visit


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General Admission: $15; Student/Artists: $12


The commission of Kirigami has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. Additional support has been provided by The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Excite Center at Drexel University.

Neighborhood House Theater 20 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106