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Soundtrack | Sen Morimoto

February 08, 20226:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free with MCA admission. Admission is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday.

About the Event

For this Soundtrack, multi-instrumentalist Sen Morimoto plays an original solo set in response to the exhibitions on view in the museum. Listen while you tour the galleries or watch live as sound is piped throughout the building.

Contemporary sound-based artists transform your MCA experience on select Tuesdays with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view in the museum. DJ sets and bands occupy spaces in the museum as the building itself amplifies their sound constructions. This Soundtrack is organized by Laura Paige Kyber, Curatorial Assistant with the Performance and Public Practice team.

About the Artist

Sen Morimoto is a Japanese American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Chicago. His mix of jazz and hip-hop production, spoken-word rap and pop sensibilities form a super-genre of modern songwriting and experimental grooves.

Morimoto has spent years collaborating with all scenes in Chicago from rap (Pivot Gang), pop (KAINA), and jazz (Resavoir), to indie (Lala Lala) and more. As a conduit to all the different scenes, Morimoto is a composer, label head (Sooper Records), activist (making headlines in the Chicago Tribune in 2020), and part of Chicago’s poetry and writing community.

His 2018 debut LP Cannonball! was co-released by media giant 88Rising and the Chicago indie label that Morimoto co-owns, Sooper Records. He subsequently released his self-titled 2020 follow up on the label. Both albums garnered critical acclaim in the USA, Europe, and Japan, and led Morimoto out onto the road including on several tours of the USA, two tours of Japan, and appearances at festivals including the Boiler Room Jazz Festival (UK), Summersonic (Tokyo), Boro Festa (Kyoto), and Head In The Clouds (USA).