1412 18th Ave, Seattle

Percussionist Paul Kikuchi will perform solo compositions and improvisations centered around the drum set, and his new series of original instruments entitled topographs, this Friday at Gallery 1412 in Seattle.

Paul Kikuchi is a percussionist, composer, and instrument maker from Indianola, WA. He is a member of the acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, Balkan-influenced Orkestar Zirkonium, and the rock band Battery D. He has performed and recorded with musicians such as Daniel Carter, Marilyn Crispell, Wayne Horvitz, and the NOW Orchestra.

Paul’s playing can be heard on a number of different record labels including Clean Feed, Nine Winds, PfMentum, and Tomlab. Paul holds degrees in music from Bennington College and California Institute of the Arts, where he studied closely with Milford Graves and Wadada Leo Smith.

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