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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
結合舞台、戲劇與古典的協奏音樂會新章

暌違五年的時光淬鍊,2021年巴洛克獨奏家樂團再次將臺灣經典歌謠搬上大舞台,推出第二部多媒體音樂劇場《印象.臺灣》,邀請到劇場御用資深導演楊士平編導、多媒體設計由曾獲世界設劇場計大獎得主王奕盛操刀,與資深燈光設計師郭建豪聯合製作,夢幻陣容打造出最高規格視覺與聽覺的雙重饗宴。巴洛克獨奏家樂團將用音樂描繪出歌謠音畫,訴說著臺灣不同時期的社會脈動、歷史脈絡與人民內心的聲音,並搭配多媒體的視覺設計,用多元的手法呈現給觀眾一場跨越時空的臺灣歌謠多媒體劇場新體驗。透過演員林竹君與陳芃親子之間的跨國書信往來劇情,交織呈現曲目中動人深刻的故事,雋永你我記憶中那些美好的聲音。

SEAMUS 2021 Digital Conference

Time: April 23-25 (EDT)

Location: Virtual

Role: Composer

(more details soon)

New Music USA Creator Development Fund

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 (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

Time: March 19, 2021 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location: CCRMA Live (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.

National Sawdust New Works Commission

Time: December 10, 2020 (Eastern Standard Time)

Location: National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer

National Sawdust Ensemble performance will stream on Facebook and the Live@ digital stage on Thursday, December 10 at 5pm Eastern

JACK Quartet performance will stream on Facebook and the Live@ digital stage on Friday, December 11 at 5pm Eastern

New Works Commission winners:
Daniel Sabzghabaei, Eddie Codrington, Jessie Cox, Nicholas Tran, Nina Shekhar, Rajna Swaminathan, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Ted Moore, Yaz Lancaster, Golnaz Shariatzadeh, Baldwin Giang, Bethany Younge, Clifton Joey Guidry III, Finola Merivale, James Diaz, Julie Herndon, Kelley Sheehan, Manjing Zhang, Mario Layne Fabrizio, and Michele Cheng.

Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2020

Time: October 30, 2020 (Korea Standard Time )

Location: Jayu Theater, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

Role: Composer/Performer

Seoul International Computer Music Festival(SICMF) is a sonic-art performance embracing musical instruments, electronics, audiovisuals, multimedia, etc. as well as a special event showing new approaches and possibilities to combine music with technology finely, opening every autumn in Seoul. From starting in 1994 as the first computer music festival in Asia to its 27th festival this year, SICMF played over a thousand of high-end works and has grown as the major stage leading the global computer music trend.

A number of works from all over the world are applied every year and carefully selected for the festival. This year's concerts will perform 21 foreign works and 15 Korean works. Particularly, a pioneer in the field of Computer Music and the co-founder of Audacity, Roger Dannenberg, as the keynote speaker, and the Music Technology team at Carnegie Mellon University are invited for our valuable opportunities of international exchange. We hope that SICMF2020 can strengthen the place of Korea as a field of computer music and can contribute to the advancement and the further progress of computer music in the world.

Time: October 3, 2020 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Location: Resonance Works, Pittsburgh, PA (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer

Celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment with a 3-part series of works by women composers of the past and present. Join us on the premiere dates for live artist chats! Music written in the last 5 years, including a world premiere, works by Carnegie Mellon alums, and a set of songs from Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices, which premiered alongside the world premiere of the opera “I Am a Dreamer Who no Longer Dreams” last fall by Boston’s White Snake Projects.  Our production of Dreamer has been postponed a year, but two of our cast will perform these songs, created by writers and composers with connections to the immigrant experience.

Works by:
Missy Mazzoli, Annika Socolofsky, Katherine Pukinskis, Michele Cheng, Marina Lopez, Sheela Ramesh, Celka Ojakangas, and Gilda Lyons

Artists:
Helen Zhibing Huang, soprano | Maria Lopez, mezzo-soprano | Timothi Williams, mezzo-soprano| Dawn Posey, violin | Katya Janpoladyan, cello | Karen Jeng Lin and Zach Neufeld, piano | Members of the Resonance Chamber Orchestra

Time: August 15, 2020 (Irish Daylight Time)

Location: Irish Sound, Science & Technology Association (Virtual conference)

Role: Composer / Piece: Blursday

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the associated social changes have impacted our lives in a manner that has no precedent in recent times. How has the initial shock changed our professional and personal relationships? Does this pandemic mark a permanent change to how we work and share? Is this a societal event that will soon be normalised?

 

ISSTA has invited international artists working with sound to share their responses to this situation as composers and performers. We have curated a series of three concerts featuring live performance and fixed media works in audio and video formats. We feel that this selection of work demonstrates a range of changing methods of individual practice, collaboration, and sonic discovery made during 2020.

Time: June 16, 2020 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location: Portland, OR (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer / Piece: Speed Dating

2020’s Gathering will be in June 18-20 in Portland, Oregon! Our collaborating partners include Third Angle New MusicFear No Music, & Portland State University. Our theme for NMG 2020 is ‘Local Action.’ Our keynote address on this theme will be offered by Nathalie Joachim. Our headlining performers for NMG2020 are Seth Parker WoodsThird Coast Percussion, and Flutronix. Our schedule of NMG2020 events can be found on our NMG2020 Schedule page.

* Revised: Virtual performances, talks, discussions inspired by this year's theme of Local Action. Co-hosted by American Composers Forum and New Music USA.

Time: May 13, 2020

Location: White Snake Project, Boston, MA (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer / Piece: FIGHT (Premiere)

We’re proud to introduce you to the writers and composers of SING OUT STRONG: DeColonized Voices, who come from all over the world, reflecting the diversity of America, and Boston in particular. They bring with them the music and stories of the Nipmuc Tribe of MassachusettsCape Verde, Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of CongoVietnamHaiti, the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the multicultural melting pot of heritages in the United States. They come from diverse socio-economic, age, gender, and racial backgrounds. Some are professional musicians, some are high school students. But all are activists who believe that music and storytelling have the power to change lives.

Time: May 3, 2020 2pm (PST)

Location: CCRMA, Stanford University (Virtual performance)

Role: Composer & Improviser / Piece: Doyennes' Diaries (Binaural mix premiere)

Please join us via live streaming this Sunday for a concert with CCRMAlites sharing new works from their homes into yours. We will have live performances, audiovisual pieces, immersive soundscapes, and poetry. There will also be a chat where you can write impressions, ask questions and interact with the artists and other members of our community.

Works and performances by:
Mark Applebaum
Michele Cheng
Cathleen Grado
Julie Herndon & John Ivers
Christopher Jette
Douglas McCausland
D’or Seifer & Eoin Callery

Time: April 25-26, 2020

Location: London, England (Virtual conference)

Role: Presenter

The eavesdropping season culminates in a weekend-long symposium which will be an opportunity for local and visiting artists alike to reflect together on 'creative activism: radical responses within new music'. The symposium is designed to be open, inclusive and positive in its approach to this theme: the programme will feature a broad variety of papers, presentations, performances and discussions reflecting the diversity of issues and responses within the international new music scene. Special guests Marlo De Lara and Sarah Nicolls will be offering their thoughts on resistance and activism, and Extinction Rebellion activist Cathy Eastburn will be filling the chapel with the therapeutic resonances of a gong bath focusing on reconnection. The programme will also feature several discussions and a selection of shorter contributions gathered through a Call for Papers.

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