— Press Release: 2019 Creative Climate Awards

The transparency of imagination at work produced particularly successful music. Aine E. Nakamura’s six stories, performed by Nakamura herself, singing and playing the sanshin, and cellist Madeleine Shapiro is a headily complex and interesting work. Accompanied by fixed media, Nakamura and Shapiro both sing and speak while playing their instruments both ‘traditionally’ and ‘non-traditionally,’ comparing experiences of Manhattan and Japan. Music and voices, in dialogue and chant, summon up images of both American and Asian worlds; the two artists, side by side, are priestesses and creators, women comparing stories and memories, two beings simultaneously separate and interconnected.” - by Jean Ballard Terepka

Review: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018: Excellence

- Self Reflection on Identity, Nature and Music Making -While I worked on developing my writing for Shima no Uta: SONGS OF ISLANDS, Okinawa and Yaeyama, which led to the event, Listening to Nature supported by Tishman Environment and Design Center, I needed to question myself why I was inclined towards the area and the songs in the first place.  The research made me feel a need to understand my own quest for identity, as well as the relationship it has with my art and the contributions it makes to society...[more]” - Aine Eva Nakamura

Publication: Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

- Nature in Music and Storytelling -...Listening to Nature was a collaborative project of music and storytelling (movie and poem) on the theme, nature. I aimed not only for musical fusion but conceptual fusion between Yaeyama*i music and traditional culture, and contemporary art and music. I wanted to bring the value of nature veneration to NY city for the purpose of making a proposal of a sustainable society. People in Yaeyama and surrounding Ryukyu islands*ii have lived with the nature and worshiped it through festivals, rituals, dance and music. Folk traditional music and even shin-minyo*iii are based on this value in the area...[more]” - Aine Eva Nakamura

Publication: Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

PRESS RELEASE Listening to Nature 6/24/2017 PRESS RELEASE.pdf
Performance: Listening to Nature New York
Throughout Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade career, he moved freely between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde music. Beginning in the early 1950s, Rauschenberg worked closely with the composers and performers associated with the New York School, including such pioneering experimental figures as Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Christian Wolff...” - MoMA

Performance: Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends

- Listening To Nature - ...Okinawa and Yaeyama islands are located southwest of Japan’s main island, northeast of Taiwan in between East China Sea and Philippine Sea. They are current Okinawa prefecture of Japan along with Miyako islands.The music here is based on and strongly linked to idea and concepts that exist in this area, Nirakanai (world of gods and ancestors), Utaki (sacred places), nature worship.Parts of the aspects of the songs of islands are sacred festivals in the area...[more]” - Aine Eva Nakamura

Publication: Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

〇米Indie Authorityにて、「Let It Go」放送中。Let It Go is now in the rotation of the Indie Authority. 2015.7”

— Indie Authority

〇米The Women of Substance Music Podcastエピソード146(iTunes) 「I gotta love you」収録。(リリース:6/11)2015.6"I gotta love you" will be included in the 146 episode of *The Women of Substance Music Podcast on iTunes.*The podcast has ranked at #1 on the iTunes New and Noteworthy section in 3 categories.”

— Women of Substance Music Podcast