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INT-ACT 2022: New Act, Vocality and Transmutation

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Time: December, 2022 (Indochina Time GMT+7)

Location: Bangkok Art & Culture CentreBangkok, Thailand

Role: Composer-performer

Call for Art Works:
Anselm McDonnell, Tim Reed, Mavan Tag, Marco Dibeltulu, Steven Whiteley, Alvin Leung & Christine Drake-Thomas, Robert Lisek, Serge Bulat, Eddie Borbon, Minato Sakamoto, Pao Chutijirawong, NUUM Collective, Jacob Elkin & Zak Ma 


Call for Projects:
Michele Cheng & Hassan Estakhrian, Giordano Bruno, elekhlekha

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NOMON (Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players)

Time: November 16, 2022 (ET)

Location: Cornell Cinema, Cornell University

Role: Composer

Brooklyn-based percussion duo NOMON (Shayna and Nava Dunkelman) presents an audiovisual event with original music in collaboration with Cornell DMA composers Seare Farhat, Matias de Roux, María Bulla, Michele Cheng, Laura Cetilia, Josh Biggs, Han Xu, and Miles Friday at Cornell Cinema.

豐愛雲林 鄉音傳情- 璀璨新聲

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Time: October, 2022 (Taipei Standard Time GMT+8)

Location: Yunlin, Taiwan

Role: Composer

財團法人豐泰文教基金會主辦,雲林縣鄉音室內樂團演出的音樂會,曲目除了莫札特、貝多芬、現代作曲家肯尼迪與上林裕子的作品外,更世界首演國內新銳作曲家黃俊達、旅居馬來西亞的雲林人李豐旭教授與駐團作曲家的作品。豐富多彩的新聲,搭配知性與感性的樂曲導聆,將給愛樂者最具魅力的藝文生活新體驗。

Espacios Sonoros

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Time: October, 2022 (Argentina Standard Time GMT-3)

Location: Salta, Argentina

Role: Composer

Espacios Sonoros is an international electroacoustic music festival held annualy in the city of Salta (Argentina) since 2015. It showcases different expressions of contemporary music while providing a platform for young composers to present their works.

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Greg Stuart (Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players)

Time: September 15, 2022 (EDT)

Location: Milstein Hall, Cornell University

Role: Composer

Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players presents percussionist Greg Stuart and works by composers John Eagle, Han Xu, Josh Biggs, Laura Cetilia, Michele Cheng, and Maria Bulla.

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巴洛克獨奏家樂團《印象.臺灣》入圍 第33屆傳藝金曲獎 ​ 最佳跨界音樂專輯獎

August, 2022

第33屆傳藝金曲獎 ​
巴洛克獨奏家樂團《印象.臺灣》入圍 最佳跨界音樂專輯獎

從日治時代到光復初年,從肅殺戒嚴到自由開放,台灣歌謠的發展就如同先民的漂浪史,吸收了多元族群的特質,走出全然不同於流行歌的道路。歌就是文化的縮影,於是我們從70年來傳唱寶島的思戀曲,聽見台灣人的悲喜交集,看見這娑婆之島的春夏秋冬。所以,十三首經典歌謠以「秋戀」、「漂浪」、「春情」、「青春」為名,組成四首協奏曲,愛戀情愁、人間冷暖、寶島青春在獨奏與合奏間,熟悉情懷呼之欲出。這是台灣的青春之歌與西方浪漫曲式的美好交融,也是印象台灣最內斂精緻的創新與傳承。

IAWM Conference 2022

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Time: June 2-4, 2022 (PDT)

Location: Oregon State University

Role: Composer/Performer

This conference will bring together people (women AND men) who celebrate Women in Music and challenge, and transform our future with cutting-edge music, music technology, and innovative scholarship resulting in increased visibility, opportunities, and connections. We are creating a collective and community-based cultural happening to elevate, celebrate, and situate female and female identified creatives in music with all kinds of experiences, from all different places and music-making spaces.The submissions included those taking risks to chart new ground, unheard voices advocating for sound practitioners and makers; those reimagining equity and inclusion in the world of making music and curation, and those reaching back to advocate for students, friends, colleagues, and the next generation. 

American New Music Concert

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Time: May 22, 2022 (GMT+2)

Location: Theater Hall of the Academy, Wroclaw, Poland.

Role: Composer

An evening of American New Music performed by the wonderful and talented students of the Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Lipińskiego we Wrocławiu! The concert will take place at 19:00 in the Theater Hall of the Academy.


The concert will feature pieces by American composers Julia Seeholzer, Cullyn Murphy, Miles Friday, Yaz Lancaster, Ania Vu, Chelsea Loew, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Michele Cheng, and Inti Figgis-Vizueta.

Exhibition- Pursuit (Urban Justice Lab)

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Time: May 12-29, 2022 (EDT)

Location: The Arthaus Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Role: Artist

An exhibition by students from the Mellow Collaborative Studies seminar.

MATA Festival 2022

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Time: May 4, 2022 (EDT)

Location: Roulette, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.

Role: Composer/Performer

2022 Panelists
Sugar Vendil, Mark Thomas Taylor Composer, Fay Victor, Marta Sanchez, Brandee Younger, Joshua White, Cooper Moore , and Ben Gerstein.

2022 Featured Composers
John Aulich | Laura Brackney | Michele Cheng | Wajdi Abou Diab | Christian Dimpker | Francisco del Pino | Nina Fukuoka | Cameron Graham | Vicente Hansen | Nyokabi Kariũki | June Young Will Kim | Travis LaPlante | Shuyu Lin | Piyawat Louilarpprasert | Shara Lunon | Fernanda Navarro | Jess Rowland | Naftali Schindler | Hakan Ulus | Mengmeng Wang | Christopher Williams

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Time: April 29, 2022 (EDT)

Location: Lincoln Hall, Cornell University

Role: Composer/Performer

Experimental Sound Project will be presenting pieces written and performed by members of the ensemble: Josh Biggs, Laura Cetilia, María Bulla, Mark Mahoney, Michele Cheng and Miles Friday. 

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Time: April 9, 2022 (GMT)

Location: Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Belfast, Northern Ireland

Role: Composer / Piece: Speed Dating (ambisonics)

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.

SARC Radio- The ISSTA Listening Room

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March, 2022-

SARC Radio is excited to partner with the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association to curate a weekly programme of sound art and music produced by artists from the ISSTA network.

Each week the ISSTA Listening Room draws from a pool of audio works by artists in the ISSTA network including the TIDES: An ISSTA Anthology release, as well as works submitted by artists including Aisling Davis, Alejandro Brianza, Bill Vine, Constantin Popp, Douglas Murray, SHOCC Project (Elaine Harrington & John Hough), Eoin Callery, Epa Fassianos, Fiona Sheil, Hollie Delahan, IRIDE PROJECT (Massimo Davi & Marco Pinotti with Monica Miuccio), Jez Riley French & Pheoberiley Law, Jimmy Behan, Katie O’Looney, Kevin Rooney, Laura Fitzpatrick, Matthew Whiteside, Melanie Frisoli, Michele Cheng, Mo Benison, Nikki Sheth, Ricardo de Armas, Rosa Park, Sarah Ellen Lundy, Sheena Graham-George, Shell Dooley, Stephen Roddy, Steve Ashby and Ulrich Mitzlaf.

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Girls of Yellow Diamonds: Songs of Asian-American Women

Time: March 11, 2022 (EST)

Location: The Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US

Role: Composer / Piece: I can't understand a word you're saying

Details coming up soon

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MANTIS Festival [Sound in Words]

Time: March 5-6, 2022 (GMT)

Location: Martin Harris Centre, the University of Manchester

Role: Composer / Piece: Speed Dating (ambisonics)

Details coming up soon

Napoleon Electronic Media Festival (NEMF) (*postponed)

Time: Feb. 9-10, 2022 (CST)

Location:  Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University

Role: Composer/Performer

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

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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

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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

Stanford New Ensemble

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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

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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.

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.

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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)

Performers
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

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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.