Vocal improviser Kyoko Kitamura does weird things with her voice and is often a side-person for various amazing musicians. Most recently, she can be heard on three Anthony Braxton albums: 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012, Trillium E (Braxton’s first-ever studio-recorded opera) and his Syntactical Ghost Trance Choir. She released her solo album Armadillo In Sunset Park in 2012. Her own songs have mildly disturbing content which may stem from her experience as a one-time war reporter. She was also a Garfield comics translator in Japan. She studies counterpoint with Paul Caputo.
Photo by Michael Weintrob.