Pillow Talk


Selections from my haiku chamber opera “Pillow Talk.” It’s a surreal love story about Kenji, a Japanese businessman who falls in love with a dakimakura (hugging pillow). Kenji’s loneliness unites him across time with the haiku poet Basho, but he is caught between ancient Japan and modern illusion.

Kenji: Aaron Komo
Yumi: Katie Kat
Basho: Eli Rose
piano: John Spencer
flute: Yoobin Whang