It’s been a chaotic last month in China so far, full of concerts and composing, as well as wrapping up some coursework and working with other traditional instrumentalists as research for future pieces. I head back to the U.S. the first week of January.
I finished a new work last month for violin and piano for my good friend Elizabeth Wareham; it’ll be performed on her recital at CCM in April and again in May, on Cincinnati Soundbox’s season closer. I’m about to finish a trio for the strange but lovely combination of yangqin (扬琴), pipa (琵琶), and saxophone. It’ll be performed a few times this May in Beijing by three of my closest collaborators here: Jia Wei Ng, Xia YuYan, and Jason Pockrus.
My work for cello and flugelhorn, Petal Point, will be performed in Brisbane, Australia on Friday March 18th, 2016 at 6 PM in Ian Hanger Hall of the Queensland Conservatorium. The program is called Amazing Women 5 and focuses on music by female composers with ties to the Asia Pacific region. The concert is being guest curated by composer Corrina Bonshek.