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Time: April 9-13, 2024 (GMT)

Location: Accidental Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Role: Composer-performer

For forty years Sonorities has led the way for musicians, composers and sound artists from around the world to make and present work for curious listeners.

A biennial festival of sound and music, making a joyful commotion in Belfast since 1981.

CCA Freedom of Expression Exhibition at Cornell AAP

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Time: March 11-22, 2024 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Cornell University

Role: Installation

Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) and the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) partner to host an exhibition that explores freedom of expression. In fall 2023, CCA announced a competition open to the Cornell community to propose projects associated with this theme, with the goal of showcasing these projects in AAP’s galleries. CCA selected 15 proposals to receive funding.

 The Asian American Avant-Garde

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Time: December 10, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Pao Arts Center, Boston, MA

Role: Composer-Performer

To open its 49th season, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble presents The Asian American Avant-Garde, a musical exploration of questions of Asian American identity, belonging, perception, and intercultural understandings (and misunderstandings) through a series of works for instruments, theater, and film.

Works
Emily Koh – unheard
Eun Young Lee – EunHaeng
Michele Cheng – Speed Dating
Du Yun – Zigzaggg (mvts. 1, 3)
Carolyn Chen – Made in China, Made in California

Density 2036: Craig Taborn’s “Busy Griefs and Endangered Charms”

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Time: December 9, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Holden Chapel, Harvard University

Role: Performer

The New York Times called the world premiere of Craig Taborn’s Fromm Foundation-commissioned work Busy Griefs and Endangered Charms “one of the best shows I’ve experienced this season.” Join us for the Boston premiere of this new evening-length quartet, which was written for Professor Claire Chase as part of her ongoing Density 2036 project. Taborn and Chase are joined by Susie Ibarra (percussion), Joshua Rubin (clarinets), and Levy Lorenzo (sound design). For this special immersive performance in the intimate venue of Holden Chapel, Taborn expands the final movement of the work to include members of the Harvard New Music Ensemble.

The Harvard New Music Ensemble

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Time: December 5, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Paine Hall, Harvard University

Role: Performer

The Harvard New Music Ensemble (led by Professor Claire Chase) presents a concert featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for eco-instruments and ensemble by the multimedia artist Phyllis Chen, alongside ensemble works by Matana Roberts, Susie Ibarra, and Pauline Oliveros. As a grand finale, guests from the Berklee School of Music, the Longy School of Music, and the greater Harvard community join ensemble members in a performance of Terry Riley’s iconic 1964 masterpiece “In C.” 

Creative Practice & Critical Inquiry Showcase

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Time: December 4, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Paine Hall, Harvard University

Role: Composer/Performer

Collaborative works from students (and beyond) in Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry featuringFabian Almazan, Victor Arul, Marleigh Belsley, Michele Cheng, Hassan Estakhrian, Micah Huang, Xavier Hadley, Seiyoung Jang, Alec Whiting

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Throwdown: 11/15/2023

Time: November 15, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Paine Hall, Harvard University

Role: Composer/Performer

Throw downs provide opportunities for students to share work-in-progress in an informal, supportive environment. They are hosted by Professor Claire Chase.

Improvising Bodies, Dance and Music

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Time: November 8, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room, Cornell University

Role: Composer/Performer (Meoark)

The concert will feature spatialized ambisonics, wearable sound technology, both synthesized and acoustic sound production all in communication with long-form movement from the cast of dancers.

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Throwdown: 11/8/2023

Time: November 8, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Paine Hall, Harvard University

Role: Composer/Performer (Harvard New Music Ensemble)

Throw downs provide opportunities for students to share work-in-progress in an informal, supportive environment. They are hosted by Professor Claire Chase.

Sound, Meaning, Education: CONVERSATIONS & improvisations 

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Time: October 20-22, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Manhattan, NYC, U.S.

Role: Composer-performer

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) / University of Guelph,

Concert performance- Meoark

Workshop presentation

Experimental Sound Series at Cornell presents Tak Ensemble

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Time: October 16, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University

Role: Composer

Experimental Sound Series at Cornell presents a residency with Tak Ensemble. Tak will perform new works by Cornell composers María Bulla, Laura Cetilia, Michele Cheng, Matias de Roux, Coral Douglas, Seare Farhat, Michael Li, and James Parker.

Photo by David Bird

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Throwdown: 10/4/2023

Time: October 4, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Paine Hall, Harvard University

Role: Performer (Harvard New Music Ensemble)

Throw downs provide opportunities for students to share work-in-progress in an informal, supportive environment. They are hosted by Professor Claire Chase.

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Throwdown: 9/27/2023

Time: September 27, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Holden Chapel, Harvard University

Role: Performer (Harvard New Music Ensemble)

Throw downs provide opportunities for students to share work-in-progress in an informal, supportive environment. They are hosted by Professor Claire Chase.

Ensemble Evolution 2023

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Time: June 26-29, 2023 (Eastern Daylight Time GMT-4)

Location: Manhattan, NYC, U.S.

Role: Composer-performer

Co-Directed by International Contemporary Ensemble Artists and CoPA Faculty Members Fay Victor and Rebekah Heller, Ensemble Evolution is a summer intensive, presented in collaboration with The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) in New York City.

New Music Gathering 2023

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Time: June 22-24, 2023 (Pacific Time GMT-8)

Location: Portland, OR, U.S.

Role: Panelist & Composer-performer

NMG ASSEMBLED DISCUSSION: CYBER IDENTITIES IN ART PRACTICE
Adam Cuthbert, Phong Tran, Michele Cheng, Brad Garton, Samvel Krajian

 

Concert Performance

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Temporel 2023 : Obj. + Naissances

Time: May 27, 2023 (Eastern Time GMT-5)

Location: Le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Canada

Role: Composer

Pour clore une nouvelle saison de création, Codes d’accès présente deux concerts dont l’ampleur équivaut à l’audace de la démarche. Programme double, cette soirée exceptionnelle est l’occasion pour la communauté des artistes émergent·es des musiques nouvelles de se réunir et de célébrer la création autour d’œuvres révélatrices de leur contemporanéité. Dans un esprit de convivialité, chaque concert est entouré d’une discussion publique et d’une pause, laissant la chance à l’auditeur de converser avec les artistes.

Ensemble alokori — Obj.

Avec le concert multimédia « Obj. », l’ensemble alokori explore l’instrument musical comme objet, et l’objet comme instrument musical. Quels mondes sonores peuvent partager des instruments manufacturés avec des objets du quotidien ? Comment traiter un objet ménager comme on traite une flûte, comment dé-instrumentaliser une guitare ? « Obj. » explore ainsi la déconstruction de la pratique instrumentale. Avec la participation de Sara Constant (flûte, flûte basse, objets et électroniques), d’An Laurence (guitare acoustique, guitare électrique, objets et électroniques) et de Maxime Daigneault (composition).

Programme :

Malin BÅNG : Hyperoxic, pour flûte basse amplifiée, objets amplifiés et deux interprètes (11’). 2011. Suède. Reprise
Cathy VAN ECK : Music Stands, pour deux lutrins amplifiés et deux interprètes (9’). 2011. Belgique-Pays-Bas. Reprise
Tomomi ADACHI : Why you scratch me, not slap?, chorégraphie pour guitariste et vidéo (10’). 2011. Japon. Reprise
Andreas Eduardo FRANK : Table Talk, pour transducteurs, « buzzers », deux interprètes et vidéo (13’). 2013. Allemagne. Reprise
Brigitta MUNTENDORF : Public Privacy #1: Flute Cover, pour flûte solo, électronique et vidéo (6’). 2013. Allemagne. Reprise
Michele CHENG : Doyennes’ Diaries, improvisation pour objets domestiques et effets (10’). 2020. Taiwan-États-Unis. Reprise
Maxime DAIGNEAULT : Création, pour flûte, guitare et objets (12’). 2023. Canada. Première

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Sound Genres: Exploring Sound as Foundational Practice  

Time: May 26-28, 2023 (Pacific Time GMT-8)

Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Role: Presenter

Sound Genres: Exploring Sound as Foundational Practice is a two-day conference hosted by the University of Victoria exploring electronically mediated sound and music genres in both academic settings (sound art, soundscape, electroacoustic etc.) and popular contexts (EDM, ambient, techno etc.). Sound Genres is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Baroque Camerata 【Portrait . Taiwan】

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Time: May 24-27, 2023 (Taipei Standard Time GMT+8)

Location: National Taichung Theater / National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Role: Composer

2022年8月巴洛克獨奏家樂團將以華語電影主題曲為主軸,分為四大主題收錄共13首電影主題曲、配樂錄製「映畫.臺灣」專輯,邀請四位臺灣在地作曲家,以巴洛克時期音樂配器及創作曲式,創作四首巴洛克時期風格架構的獨奏協奏曲和大協奏曲,分別為三個或四個樂章,由重現巴洛克時期經典,重新編曲多部經典電影中扣人心弦的暢銷金曲,橫跨30年之間華語電影發展,用音樂帶聽眾回到電影裡動人的場景。


本場音樂會為「映畫.臺灣」專輯發表會,除了將專輯內容於高規格場館現場演出外,規劃加上多媒體視覺及燈光效果,邀請到知名電影史研究者陳煒智擔任視覺顧問,擁有多年影評經驗的陳煒智將從更多面向切入,統籌主題,此外,並再度與知名多媒體設計王奕盛、燈光設計沈柏宏合作,打造聽覺與視覺相輔相成多元有趣的跨界舞臺,感受美妙樂音構成的畫面,感受鏡頭下的各種情感,或許是你也是我的故事。

Decolonial Love: Learning to Redream Dangerously Again

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Time: May 13-14, 2023

Location: Cornell University

Role: Panelist (Panel I - Identities)

How might we learn to redream dangerously again?

Join us for a two-day symposium that brings together scholars, creative writers, and activists to discuss and envisage how the theories, practices, and visions of the roles of love, identity, and land are complexly intertwined with (trans)national structured challenges.

With a commitment to "learning to redream dangerously again" during a historical moment of an unceasing remonstration of the intersectional inequality and injustice entrenched in the United States and other localities, the 2023 cohort of the Einaudi Center's Global Racial Justice graduate fellows will host the "Decolonial Love" symposium. The symposium aims to reconstruct and reimagine the multifacetedness of individuals and the complexity of their ties with the self, others, and the natural world through the lens of coloniality and decoloniality.

Hosted by the Einaudi Center as part of its inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority, and co-sponsored by Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, and the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Earth Day Art Model 2023

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Time: April 21-22, 2023 (telematics)

Location: Internet

Role: Composer

Earth Day Art Model is an online, interactive, global telematic and media event held on International Earth Day. The free-admission festival highlights current artistic perspectives ranging from scientific observation to creative works of music and intermedia. Over 24 hours, on April 22, the festival will stream live/fixed performances and works by musicians, artists, writers, and others as they engage the natural world in artistic illumination and thoughtful discussion. This year’s festival theme, “The Local Earth”, will highlight expressions focused upon our awareness of the immediate world in which we live, work, and create. Last year’s festival was viewed by individuals from 40 countries, with artists and presenters from 22 countries across 5 continents. Earth Day Art Model is sponsored and presented by Deck 10 Media with additional support from the Donald Louis Tavel Arts Technology Research Center at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.

Nathan Mondry, organ: CU Music

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Time: April 14, 2023 (EST)

Location: Annabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, U.S.

Role: Composer & Puppeteer

Nathan Mondry organ recital. “Around the Cantus Firmus.”  J. S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, along with Romantic and contemporary chorale-based works.

Festival Chamber Orchestra (FCO)

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Time: February 18, 2023 (EST)

Location: Cornell University, U.S.

Role: Composer

The Festival Chamber Orchestra sinfonietta premieres new works by Cornell graduate composers Maria Bulla and Michele Cheng.

JACK Studio

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Photo by Shervin Lainez 

Time: January 28, 2023 (EST)

Location: Manhattan, NY, U.S.

Role: Composer & Puppeteer

In a day-long affair, JACK presents five premieres by JACK Studio artists.

Amy Brandon: new work (world premiere)
Michele Cheng: new work (world premiere)
Joy Guidry: new work (world premiere)
X. Lee: new work (world premiere)
Njabulo Phungula: new work (world premiere)

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