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Accelerando

Colleen Phelps led a masterclass on and performance of cicada song in November with students in the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando Initiative:

NMB Series

NewMusicBox published a series of articles last month which speak some to my experiences as a composer in China.

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The first article discusses my collaborations with pipa player Xia Yuyan 夏雨言 (For Summer Rain). The second details the new music initiatives of the Chinese Bamboo Flute Orchestra 中国竹笛乐团 (An Introduction to the Chinese Bamboo Flute Orchestra). Article 3 is about a weekend spent with poet Zheng Xiaoqiong 郑小琼 (Poetry and Community in Guangzhou). The final article discusses The Importance of Exchange and several Beijing composers who are active in creating it.

At Banff

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I have been at Banff for the past week and a half collaborating with the Butter Quartet from The Hague —

They premiered a new quartet I wrote for them, Mycelia whisper lines, last night. It has been such a wonderful experience to work with the Butters and their historical instruments.