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Audiovisual Frontiers


Time: November 20, 2021 (PT)

Location: UCR  Audiovisual Music Virtual Exhibition

Role: Composer

Audiovisual Frontiers intends to promote contemporary audiovisual creation. We sought audiovisual works that extend the frontiers and possibilities of audiovisual art. We invited works that unfold concepts, tools that evoke thought and discussion, as well as works emphasizing experience and being in the world. We looked for audiovisual works from a diversity of perspectives, aesthetics, affects, movements, and sensations that push the limits of the audiovisual. We are interested in engaging with current categories of audiovisual creation such as the cinematic arts, music, gaming, and poetry, but especially works exploring new paths of research and development.

The first iteration of Audiovisual Frontiers features over 80 works from 125+ artists, composers, filmmakers, and programmers from around the world. 


Audiovisual Frontiers is a collaborative virtual project between the UCR Department of Music and UCR ARTS. It is organized by Paulo C. Chagas and Nikolay Maslov, and realized with the tremendous support of Sam C. Shin, Ethan Castro, Eric Barreto, and Susan Ossman.

《印象.臺灣》音樂會- 社區巡演


Time: November 19-26, 2021 (Taipei Standard Time, GMT+8)

Locations: 輔仁大學, 中山大學, 高雄醫學大學, 中鋼總部

Role: Composer


About the album: From the Japanese occupation to the beginning of self-rule, from the setting of martial law to the opening up of a free society, Taiwan and its music have undergone changes, much like the people that live there. The island has accommodated multiple ethnicities and cultures, and its songs have similarly condensed around these outside influences. Over these past 70 years, the Taiwanese people have sung songs of praise for their homeland. In their lyrics and music, one can hear their joys and despairs, their springs and autumns. This album celebrates this musical record of the people through 13 classic popular songs adapted in four concertos: Wanderlust, Youth in Spring, Autumnal Amours, and Vernal Amor. Their topics vary from love and passion to natural beauty and the ups and downs of life, expressed in solo and in accompaniment. These songs of Taiwan’s youthful spring are combined skillfully with romantic Western forms into a masterly image of Taiwan that both conserves the past while creating it anew.

Midday Music in Lincoln

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Time: October 7, 2021 @ 12:30pm-1:10pm ET

Location: Lincoln Hall, Cornell University

Role: Composer

Midday Music: "Acousmata", new graduate student works featuring multichannel fixed media electronics

Reimagining Accessibility and Inclusivity in Virtual Events (Casting Light #3)

July 28, 2021

"Why not use the positive aspects of digital platforms to create something totally new and free from unnecessary comparisons, or reimagine our existing platforms in ways that intentionally diversify experiences? How can we transform our educational and performance spaces in more equitably accessible and equally inclusive ways?"

In the third installment of ACF and I Care if You Listen (.com)'s Casting Light series, Michele Cheng speak with artists about their experiences with virtual concerts over the last year and imagines a hybrid future for concerts, festivals, and lessons. With streaming, "institutions have a unique opportunity to address the many problems that have been ignored long before the pandemic," Cheng writes. 

- American Composers Forum

ICMC International Computer Music Conference


Time: July 25-31, 2021 (Listening Room)

Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (Virtual Conference)

Role: Composer/Performer

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #182


Time: June 27-July17, 2021

Location: Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Role: Associate Artist

"We are in our first week of Residency #182 and proud to be hosting composer Marcos Balter, writer/cultural critic Carol Becker, cartoonist Phoebe Gloeckner, and 19 Associate Artists from across the United States." - Atlantic Center for the Arts eNewsletter July 2021


NYCEMF The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Time: June 21-27, 2021

Location: NYC, NY, U.S. (Virtual)

Role: Composer/Performer

Stanford New Ensemble


Time: June 2, 2021 (PT)

Location: Stanford University (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer/Performer

Since the pandemic began last Spring, the Stanford New Ensemble has been able to maintain our collective musical activities thanks to JackTrip, the free and open-source software developed at CCRMA for low-latency, uncompressed audio. We will present both Karlheinz Stockhausen's Unbegrenzt (Unlimited) from his 1968 cycle Aus den sieben Tagen (From the seven days), a kind of music he would refer to as "intuitive music", and the world première of Michele Cheng’s Whose Turn Is It Anyway, composed for the SNE.

This live stream features performers playing from home in locations around the US as well as Europe.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN "Casting Light" essay series


May 25, 2021

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and American Composers Forum are excited to announce the twelve authors selected for our "Casting Light" essay series on the often invisible inequities in contemporary arts spaces:

April Yee, Aaron Gabriel & Kymani Kahlil, Michele Cheng, Joanna Ward, Olivia Giovetti, Jasmin Kent Rodgman & Vilma Jackson, Maya Garcia, Hugh Morris, Nina Shekhar, and Socks Whitmore.

巴洛克獨奏家樂團《印象 ‧ 臺灣》


Time: April 30, 2021 (Taipei Standard Time, GMT+8)

Location: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Taiwan

Role: Composer

Baroque Concerto & Taiwanese Folk Songs & Intermedia theatre

巴洛克 x 臺灣歌謠 x 多媒體劇場

青春漂浪 秋戀情綿 70年的寶島思戀曲


SEAMUS 2021 Digital Conference


Time: April 23-25 (EDT)

Location: U.S. (Virtual Conference)

Role: Composer/Performer

New Music USA Creator Development Fund

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April 6, 2021

I'm excited to share that “A Different Reality”― an intermedia project for solo marimba and electronics written for the incomparable percussionist/collaborator Ian Rosenbaum― has been selected as part of the New Music USA #CreatorDevelopmentFund. This project is an expansion of a work initially commissioned and premiered by National Sawdust. I’m so thankful to National Sawdust for the initial opportunity to carry out this work and to New Music USA for the support. Can’t wait to bring this project to fruition!

The project is supported by New Music USA’s Creator Development Fund with major support from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Sony Music Group, Cheswatyr Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, and BMI Foundation. The work is also made possible through donations to the New Music USA Endowment.


Time: March 28, 2021 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location: CCRMA Live, Stanford University, U.S. (Virtual streaming)

Role: Performer

The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it 'virtually' impossible for musicians to get together, to rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are already available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in an online environment between California (US), Berlin (DE) and Ghent (BE). We present concerts that connect musicians from these locations and guests from other places to each other. The sessions are broadcast live with audio and video feeds from each site.
—Henrik von Coler

Guest performers
Noah Berrie (Los Angeles, CA) | Michele Cheng (Berkeley, CA) | Hassan Estakhrian (Berkeley, CA)
Emily Graber (Toronto, CAN) | Mantautas Krukauskas (Vilnius, LT) | Jonathan Impett (Norwich, UK) | Sarah Weaver (New York, NY) | Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong (Menlo Park, CA) | Cecilia Wu (Denver, CO)

Constantin Basica (Stanford, CA) | Chris Chafe (Woodside, CA) | Henrik von Coler (Berlin, DE) | Fernando Lopez-Lezcano (San Carlos, CA) | Juan Parra (Ghent, BE) | Klaus Scheuermann (Berlin, DE)

Pamela Z + fff ensemble


Time: March 19, 2021 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location: CCRMA Live, Stanford University, U.S. (Virtual streaming)

Role: Performer (fff ensemble)

Denning Artist in residency Pamela Z and members of the fff ensemble present a joint concert.

Register here for an after-concert panel with Pamela Z and the members of the fff ensemble, joined by special guests Margaret Schedel and Jocelyn Ho. The discussion will begin at 6pm PDT and will focus on performance with technology from a feminist perspective, including the Women's Labor project.

Stanford New Ensemble: Winter Concert

Time: March 10, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time)

Location: Stanford University (Virtual performance)

Role: Performer (Stanford new ensemble)

Since the pandemic began last Spring, the Stanford New Ensemble has been able to maintain our collective musical activities thanks to JackTrip, the free and open-source software developed at CCRMA for low-latency, uncompressed audio.


For this winter term, we have been taking full advantage of the online format, adding live sound-processing to our use of JackTrip (using Max/MSP). We will present both Karlheinz Stockhausen's Richtige Dauern (Right Durations) from his 1968 cycle Aus den sieben Tagen (From the seven days), a kind of music he would refer to as "intuitive music", and Pauline Oliveros' Out of the Dark (1998), a sonic gathering that brings participants together in the shared experience of making music collectively.

This live stream features performers playing from home in locations around the US as well as Europe.


Performers: Marielle Ina Baumgartner, Noah Nathan Berrie, Michele Cheng, Hans Kretz, Praveen Sriram, Eddie Tchaouchev, Colin Yule


The Hot Air Festival 2021

Time: March 7, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time)

Location: San Francisco, CA (Virtual streaming)

Role: Composer/Performer

A festival of new, original music by composers from around the world. 

San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Worldwide


Time: February 22, 2021 (Eastern Standard Time)

Location: The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Panelists: Favor Mitchell, Angelica Tavella, Michele Cheng


Topic: Guest speaker series—A panel on gender equity in music technology

Course: Technology in Music Education, instructed by Jashen Edwards (Winter Term, 2020)

Hear the Love (Oh My Ears New Music)


Time: February 14, 2021 (Mountain Standard Time)

Location: Phoenix, AZ (Youtube virtual streaming)

Role: Composer

Share the Love with OME this Valentine's Day!

Julia Lougheed's performance of Michele Cheng's "101 Exercises for Old Couples" will be a part of the Oh My Ears New Music's marathon concerts.

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