Two of the other Schwarzman Scholars in this year’s cohort, Micah Dane Petersen and Amos Wittenberg, have started a podcast named In two bags. I was invited onboard as a guest and spoke with Micah about my work with Chinese music and new piece for sheng, yangqin, and toy piano:
I had a great time presenting on my work at the Women in the Creative Arts conference in Canberra in August. I am back in Beijing now on a one year fellowship at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar and am writing a few new works for Chinese instruments.
I recently finished up a new percussion solo for Yongyun Zhang (excerpt below) that she’ll be premiering in late November in Cincinnati. Since then I’ve been putting down notes for a few new collaborations with sheng and recorder, respectively.
I’m in Australia for two months before moving back to Beijing in late August. It’s been busy working on several new projects and a presentation I’ll be giving at ANU in Canberra next month, but lovely to meet new people, hear new music, and have the time and space to write.
A photo from Colleen’s performance of Water Music yesterday in Nashville:
The Cincinnati Enquirer did a feature on my new percussion concerto – read more here.