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(photo by Miana Grafals)
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Kenta Nagai is a sound artist based in New York City who works with acoustic and electronic sound, visual media and live performance. He is known for his fearless, fretless guitar playing. In addition to solo and ensemble music performance, Nagai has also worked collaboratively with dancers, theater directors, poets and visual artists.
He was born in Niigata, Japan in 1972, and received a BA in Music from Berkley College of Music in 1996.
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His work has been presented throughout the US and abroad, at venues including The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark's Church, The Japan Society, Anthology Film Archive, Harvestworks, Diapason, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Tonic, PS122, Location One, Lincoln Center Out of Doors the Smithsonian Institute and the Sculpture Center.