Machiko Ozawa
4.JUSTADUO
Machiko Ozawa (violin,electric-violin and tap)
Justin Hines (multi-percussion)

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JUSTADUO is a unique and boldly original contemporary chambermusic duet comprised of Machiko Ozawa (violin and electric violin) and Justin Hines (multi-percussion). With styles ranging from post-modern-classical to the infectious rhythms and scales of middle eastern music, JUSTADUO's signature sound is the seamless integration of rhythm and melody. A JUSTADUO performance will feature everything from the strict interpretation of a written score (Vertical Voyage), to the virtuosic improvisations demanded by an avant-garde conceptual piece ( Sleepwalking ). JUSTADUO carves out new space in the chamber music world with original compositions often co-composed by the duet themselves. Borrowing freely from a diverse battery of instruments, percussionist Justin Hines incorporates doumbek, riqq, cajon, drum set, congas, and other world percussion into JUSTADUO's pieces.Violinist Machiko Ozawa moves easily back and forth between acoustic and electric violin, utilizing an entire array of effects and new sounds, sometimes surprising audiences with her additional tap dance skills.

* Original Music :
  • Havana Murder Mystery(2003)-for violin and conga
  • Sleepwalking(2001)-for violin and multi percussion
  • Vertical Voyage(2002)?for electric violin and multi percussion
  • 13 tones(2003)-for violin, tap dancing and multi percussion
  • Syrenes(2004)-concerto for violin, percussion and orchestra
  • India Indigogo(2003)-for violin and multi percussion
  • Side Show Symphony for Snare Drum and Violin in 4 movements (2003)
* Performances :
  • May 2004 Recital at Advent Lutheran Church
  • May 2004 Concert by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • March 2004 Concert by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • March 2004 Performed original concerto with North Shore Symphony Orchestra
  • September 2003 Recital at Riverside Church
  • May 2003 Recital in NY
  • February 2003 Recital at Rudolf Steiner School Music Hall
  • May 2002 Performed at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
  • February 2002 Performed at Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • October 2001 Appearance in Fielday Festival at HERE ARTS CENTER
* Review :
  • New York Concert Review (Fall 2002)


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