Events

She Scores Festival 2020: Women+ Experimental

Time: Saturday, March 21

Location: (TBA), Pittsburgh, PA

Role: Composer-performer

Experimental and improvised music and sound-based performance art by Kamratōn, Olivia J. P. Harris, Felicia Chen, Michele Cheng, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, and Erin Rogers.

Stanford New Ensemble

Time: Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 PM

LocationCCRMA Stage, Stanford, CA

Role: Performer (electric bass, vocal, any objects)

Free admission

The Stanford New Ensemble presents their end-of-quarter performance of work by Julie Zhu, directed by Hans Kretz.

Julia vs. the DMA, Round 2: this is what a recital looks like

Time: Friday, November 22 (7:30 pm)

Location: Katzin Concert Hall, Temple, AZ

Role: Composer

My degree recitals have always been a little "off the beaten path"---this one looks at the beaten path, spits on it, and goes the opposite direction. Featuring performance art, my first experience with live electronics, people playing two clarinets at once, and way too many clarinet players on stage.

Program:
Bohuslav Martinu's "Sonatina"
with Nathan Arch, piano
Barry Moon's "Spring"
Bill Smith's "Four Duets for Four Demi Clarinets"
with Francisco Javier de Alba, demi clarinets
Michele Cheng's "101 Exercises for Old Couples"
Jon Russell's "Bass Clarinet Double Concerto"
with Scott Allen, bass clarinet
and the ASU Clarinet Explosion Ensemble:
Tyler Armenta, Eb clarinet
Michael Robinson, Taylor Stirm,
Brennan Coffey, Betsy Wackwitz,
Thomas Sanders, Selena Graf,
Trisha Bacalso, Debashis Biswas,
and Vashawn Arora, Bb clarinets
Josh Bennett and Francisco Javier de Alba, bass clarinets
Kimberly Fullerton, contrabass clarinet
(Dr. Robert Spring, conductor)

CCRMA lounge open-share

Time: Friday, November 15 (7:30 pm)

Location: CCRMA Lounge, Stanford University

Role: Performer (fff Ensemble)

CCRMA lounge open-share (Co-hosted by Michiko Theurer and fff Ensemble)

 

What: spread some joy/curiosity/questions... through anything you'd like to share: visible, audible, edible, drinkable, anything in-between or otherwise. Just learned to weld and want to share a totally non-functional but solidly joined clump of metal? (I might!...) Part-time poet or oud player in search of a supportive and non-judgmental audience? Want to tell a story or teach us all a dance? Please let me know if you have something you'd like to share at either gathering and how we can help prepare (equipment, setup, etc.). Works in progress are very welcome.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert: Steve Reich “Daniel Variations” & “Different Trains”

Time: Wednesday, October 23

LocationBing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA

Role: Performer (Percussion)

 

Free Admission


This annual free concert honors the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002. The program will feature the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations, which quotes the Book of Daniel as well as Pearl himself. The quartet will also be joined by Stanford faculty members, students, and local musicians in a performance of the Grammy-winning Different Trains, a work that reflects on the plight of the European Jewish community during World War II.

I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

Time: Saturday, Sep 22

Location: Emerson Paramount Theatre, MA

Role: Composer (Prelude)

Two children, worlds apart—one flies, one walks—to America.
Two girls, divergent lives—one green card, one undocumented—in America.
Two women—different struggles, disparate hopes—for America.
Two friends, shared dreams, one journey—through America.

I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

Time: Saturday, Sep 21

Location: Emerson Paramount Theatre, MA

Role: Composer (Prelude)

Two children, worlds apart—one flies, one walks—to America.
Two girls, divergent lives—one green card, one undocumented—in America.
Two women—different struggles, disparate hopes—for America.
Two friends, shared dreams, one journey—through America.

SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices

Time: Thursday, August 22

Location: CitySpace, Boston, MA

Role: Commissioned Composer

 

Free Admission

Join us for SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a free concert of new songs based on the stories and experiences of Boston area immigrants. Sing Out Strong features composers from Peru, Latvia, India, China, Taiwan, and Mexico and writers from Haiti, Vietnam, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and China. Composers and writers have been paired up to amplify stories of the immigrant experience through song and to celebrate the contributions of immigrant artists to our city and culture. Join us in celebrating these new American songs!

SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices

Time: Thursday, August 8

Location: Pao Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA

Role: Commissioned Composer

 

Free Admission

Join us for SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a free concert of new songs based on the stories and experiences of Boston area immigrants. Sing Out Strong features composers from Peru, Latvia, India, China, Taiwan, and Mexico and writers from Haiti, Vietnam, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and China. Composers and writers have been paired up to amplify stories of the immigrant experience through song and to celebrate the contributions of immigrant artists to our city and culture. Join us in celebrating these new American songs!

SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices

Time: Thursday, August 1

Location: Multicultural Arts Center, Boston, MA

Role: Commissioned Composer

 

Free Admission

Join us for SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices, a free concert of new songs based on the stories and experiences of Boston area immigrants. Sing Out Strong features composers from Peru, Latvia, India, China, Taiwan, and Mexico and writers from Haiti, Vietnam, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and China. Composers and writers have been paired up to amplify stories of the immigrant experience through song and to celebrate the contributions of immigrant artists to our city and culture. Join us in celebrating these new American songs!

VU 3, a symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music

Time: Thursday, July 11

Location: Park City Library, Utah

Role: Panel Discussion on Creative Process

 

The VU Symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music was founded by Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell of Listen/Space, a 501(c)3 arts non-profit, in 2019 we are proudly in collaboration with Westminster College School of Music, Red Desert Ensemble Artists-in-Residence at Westminster College, The Park City Library, and the Marriott Library Digital Archives.

VU 3, a symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music

Time: Wednesday, July 10

Location: Park City Library, Utah

Role: Lecture-recital Presenter

 

The VU Symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music was founded by Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell of Listen/Space, a 501(c)3 arts non-profit, in 2019 we are proudly in collaboration with Westminster College School of Music, Red Desert Ensemble Artists-in-Residence at Westminster College, The Park City Library, and the Marriott Library Digital Archives.

Ensemble Instrumental de l'ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Time: Wednesday, July 6

Location: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France

Role: Composer

Clarinettes at Casa Obscura

Time: Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 PM

Location: Casa Obscura, Montreal, Quebec

Role: Composer

Joignez-nous pour une soirree musicale, un petit fete pour les oeuvres contemporaines pour la clarinette et clarinette basse. Cette programme inclus des oeuvres de compositeurs et compositrices de Montreal et Amerique-nord comme Colin Frank et Julien Claudinion. Ne manquez pas cette spectacle!

LMCML présente: Concert Final I - Final Concert I

Time: Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM

Location: Recital Hall, Montreal Conservatory of Music

Role: Composer

 

Dans le cadre du LMCM 2019 nous sommes fiers de présenter le premier concert de nos participants et leurs créations mondiales !

Salle de récital du Conservatoire
Billets : 10$ avec la billetterie du Conservatoire
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As part of MCML 2019 we are proud to present the first of two final concerts featuring our participants and their world premieres!

Recital Hall, Montreal Conservatory of Music
Tickets: $10 available through the Conservatory box office

LMCML présente : Concerts des particpants - Participant Concerts

Time: Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 PM

Location: Resonance Café, Montreal, Quebec

Role: Composer/Performer

Venez et écoutez nos participants de 2019 en concert ! Les participants présenteront leur projets personnels et leurs démarches artistique dans deux soirées relaxe à Café Résonance !
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Come and join us to hear our participants in concert! They will present their own personal projects and artistic practices in two informal evenings at Resonance Café!

Resonance Café, 5175A Avenue du parc
June 6 at 9 pm
June 11 at 9 pm
Suggested donation : $5

CCRMA at Bing: The Lord of the Bings – The Two Bings

Time:

CONCERT 1: Friday, May 31, 7:30 PM

CONCERT 2: Saturday, June 1, 7:30 PM

LocationBing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA

Role: Composer

Free admission

Please join us for the second installment of our epic concert series "The Lord of the Bings: The Two Bings". We will present two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music, soundscapes, and visuals in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.

Stanford New Ensemble

Time:

Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 PM

LocationDinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford, CA

Role: Performer (piano, vocal, percussion) & Composer

Free admission

The Stanford New Ensemble presents their end-of-year performance of works by Peter Ablinger, John Cage, Michele Cheng, and Michiko Theurer, directed by Hans Kretz.

EXCURSIONS: TIFFANY LIN

Opening Reception

Time: Fri, May 18, 2019 @ 7-10 pm

Location: The Growlery, San Francisco, CA

Role: Performer (fff ensemble)

Free Admission

EXCURSIONS is a new set of exploratory maneuvers by itinerant (Bay Area bred) artist Tiffany Lin. The exhibition provides a glimpse into Lin’s recent forays in poetry, performance, and experimental narratives. EXCURSIONS will feature the debut of two self-published works: A MANUAL BY CODES - a coda to Lin’s 2018 collaborative performance on US flag handling rituals and BECOMING, a queer love story that investigates unconditional love, gendered bodies, and (im)material reality. The two books will be presented alongside new paintings, readings, and installations that further explore the body as container.

Openings

Time: Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Location: Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University

Role: Performer (fff ensemble)

Free Admission

Join Christopher Costanza, Christopher Jette, and members of the fff ensemble (Doga Cavdir, Michele Cheng, Simona Fitcal, Julie Herndon, Tiffany Lin, Barbara Nerness, Patricia Robinson, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu) for an evening of sonic and visual questions and openings. The program will include Bach’s C-minor suite for solo cello, performed by Costanza and ending with Bach’s original experimental retuning of the cello; brief selections for violin by Bach and György Kurtag, performed by Michiko Theurer; and musical and intermedia explorations envisioned and performed by Christopher Jette, Michiko Theurer, Patricia Robinson, Tiffany Lin, Barbara Nerness, Simona Fitcal, Doga Cavdir, Julie Herndon, Julie Zhu, and Michele Cheng.

2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Time: Sat, May 4, 2019 @ 11:00pm

LocationDowntown Independent, Los Angeles, CA

Role: Commissioned film composer

THE MISSING INGREDIENT
Directed by Yue Huang

When a middle-aged man, indulging in the tempting world of food, is made aware of his loneliness, he finds something important deep in his heart that he used to neglect.

Sō Percussion: Amid the Noise

Time: Thu, April 18, 2019 @ 7:30pm

LocationBing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA

Role: Performer (Piano/Percussion)

Jason Treuting’s Amid the Noise began as a soundtrack and is now a communal music-making project that can occur with a flexible number of musicians in almost any combination.  The musical ideas in Amid the Noise are abstract: drones, melodies, rhythms, textures, patterns. Sō Percussion has experimented with the instruments and discovered that accordion, organ, or tuba play a satisfying drone as well as bowed vibraphone. Don't miss the chance to see this new contemporary music from Amid the Noise. 

UCI Illuminations: Asian Immigration as Creative Muse

Time: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Location: Winifred Smith Hall, University of California, Irvine

Role: Performer & Composer

Free Admission

I Dream, therefore I Am explores interrelated aspects of immigration, Asian American, and dream. Do “dreamers” (DACA), 1.5 generation, and recent immigrants share similar immigration experience or have distinctive “American dreams”?  How is their dream shaped, nurtured, pursued, or crushed? Do memories, nostalgia, or broken dreams inspire artistic creation? Do we all have the right to dream? With live music, theatre, poetry, puppetry, and improvisation, dreams are created and shared in front of your eyes. The program includes original music composed and performed by Michele Cheng and Shih-Wei Wu, dramatic work by Theatre Woks, puppetry by Chee-Hann Wu, and text by Daphne Lei.

Music & Erotics Conference- Concert & Roundtable

Time: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Role: Composer

Free Admission

New works by Singer Joy, Anthony Green, Steven Whiteley, and Michele Cheng.

Performer: soprano Anna Elder

Ensemble fff- Concert Series #1

Time: Sat, Jan 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University

Role: Performer (fff ensemble)

Free Admission

improvisation and performance by

Michele Cheng

Julie Herndon

Barbara Nerness

Stephanie Sherriff

Michiko Theurer

Julie Zhu

Future Star Taiwan Animation I.P.- Release of Deathigner 台灣動畫短片全台院線聯映

Role: Film Composer

【2018未來之星】─台灣動畫短片全台院線聯映,校園巡迴、專題講座、映後座談系列活動

★ 2018年第一波全台動畫聯映片單

1.《Out Of Sigh》/ 2D / 虞雅婷(臺灣藝術大學 多媒體動畫系所)
2.《他奶奶的一天》/ 2D / 詹凱勛(臺北藝術大學 動畫學系)
3.《死神訓練班》/ 2D / 費子軒(臺灣藝術大學 多媒體動畫系所)
4.《餓男專賣電》/ 3D / 黃鴻志(豆油瓶影像動畫工作室)
5.《虎爺》/ 2D / 潘瑩(臺灣藝術大學 多媒體動畫系所)
6.《奈也安妮》/ 2D / 許尹嘉(南臺科技大學 視覺傳達設計系)
7.《冥天》/ 2D / 林孟欣(臺南藝術大學 動畫藝術與影像美學研究所)
8.《巴特》/ 停格動畫 / 黃勻弦(旋轉犀牛原創設計工作室)
9.《攝影師》/ 3D / 徐瓏愷(雲林科技大學 設計運算研究所)
10.《The Water Giant》/ 2D / 陳威元(臺北藝術大學 動畫學系)

New Music On The Point 2018 Final Concert #1

Time: Sun, June 17, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury, VT.

Role: Composer

Free Admission

The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers. Piece premiered: Voir Dire features sopranos Anna Elder & Elizabeth Gartman, percussionists Colin McCall & Niki Johnson, and bassist Robert Black.

Baroque Camerata- New Album Release Tour 音樂覺旅-巴洛克獨奏家樂團

Time: 2018年5月20日 14:30,高雄市音樂館,高雄市鹽埕區河西路99號

Location: Kaohsiung Music Hall, Taiwan.

Role: Commissioned Composer

巴洛克獨奏家樂團2018出版計畫《音樂覺旅》,以時空交錯的概念,涵蓋了客家「採茶歌」、「綠島小夜曲」、「高山青」等在台灣耳熟能詳的樂曲,樂團邀請台灣優秀的作曲家以歌謠為主軸,西洋古典音樂風格為輔,經由樂團的詮釋勾勒出具深刻文化內涵的人文風景。以「時」與「空」交會的概念下,將台灣的歌曲精緻改編,象徵音樂不受時間以及空間的限制,藉著巴洛克獨奏家樂團,東西方、古代與現代的結合。讓觀眾於音樂廳中享受破除距離與時間的旅行。

Baroque Camerata- New Album Release Tour 音樂覺旅-巴洛克獨奏家樂團

Time: 2018年5月19日 19:30,

Location: Chiayi City Cultural Bureau Concert Hall, Taiwan. 嘉義市政府文化局音樂廳,嘉義市忠孝路275號

Role: Commissioned Composer

巴洛克獨奏家樂團2018出版計畫《音樂覺旅》,以時空交錯的概念,涵蓋了客家「採茶歌」、「綠島小夜曲」、「高山青」等在台灣耳熟能詳的樂曲,樂團邀請台灣優秀的作曲家以歌謠為主軸,西洋古典音樂風格為輔,經由樂團的詮釋勾勒出具深刻文化內涵的人文風景。以「時」與「空」交會的概念下,將台灣的歌曲精緻改編,象徵音樂不受時間以及空間的限制,藉著巴洛克獨奏家樂團,東西方、古代與現代的結合。讓觀眾於音樂廳中享受破除距離與時間的旅行。

Baroque Camerata- New Album Release Tour 音樂覺旅-巴洛克獨奏家樂團

Time: 2018年5月17日 19:30,交通大學演藝廳,新竹市大學路1001號

Location: National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) Theatre, Taiwan.

Role: Commissioned Composer

巴洛克獨奏家樂團2018出版計畫《音樂覺旅》,以時空交錯的概念,涵蓋了客家「採茶歌」、「綠島小夜曲」、「高山青」等在台灣耳熟能詳的樂曲,樂團邀請台灣優秀的作曲家以歌謠為主軸,西洋古典音樂風格為輔,經由樂團的詮釋勾勒出具深刻文化內涵的人文風景。以「時」與「空」交會的概念下,將台灣的歌曲精緻改編,象徵音樂不受時間以及空間的限制,藉著巴洛克獨奏家樂團,東西方、古代與現代的結合。讓觀眾於音樂廳中享受破除距離與時間的旅行。

Guest Lecture at National Taiwan Normal University

Lecture Topic: Creative Practice and Interactive Technology in Contemporary Music

Location: Department of Music, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan             

Course: Computer Music II, instructed by Chien-Yu Huang (Spring Semester, 2018)

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