BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Japanese keyboardist and songwriter Masayuki Hirano is referred to in the industry as “NYC’s secret weapon.” He’s the musical equivalent of a savant linguist with a talent for all the vernaculars. Wild juxtapositions inhabit his performances — heavy beats laced with classical flourishes and techy bleeps expressed through a heart-shaped sieve. His performance at Bombyx will begin with a solo set on grand piano, followed by a trio set with Randy Runyon on guitar and Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith on drums.