A quick hello from Beijing, where I’m at the China Conservatory of Music (中国音乐学院) through next January, learning about Chinese music and studying composition with Gao Weijie (高为杰). Things have been busy. Performances of pieces old and new have been popping up and I’ll update my Events page with those when I have time. I’m working on a new piece for soprano and orchestra with my longtime librettist, Kendall A., and am going to write a couple of solo works for traditional instruments- pipa (琵琶) and yangqin (扬琴), respectively- as well for friends of mine here. China requires some adjustment, but so far, so good.