Aine Eva Nakamura




The River

Composition Title: The River l Solo l premiered at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium
voice, texts, body movement
Duration: 05:50

Program Notes:

The Hudson River (Shatemuc as called by the original inhabitants of Manhattan) flows both to the north and the south surrounded by the stiff rocks that are the grounds of Manahatta (hilly island).  The archive of paintings of the river connected Nakamura with the old days of Manhattan/Manahatta when dolphins swam around the island, the flow and relocation of people in the history and at the current age.  This solo piece is an exploration of body movement, texts, sound and a song: an offering to the River and question to the repeated history.

Photograph Acknowledgements:

The New York Public Library Digital Collections
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project is a digital archive of videotaped interviews, photographs, documents, and other materials relating to the Japanese American experience. Additional information is available at
Harumi Nakamura