A few photos from Juxtatonal‘s performance of Reverberations last night in Cincinnati:
A few months ago, I finished a new work for soprano and double bass with text by poet Eleanor Goodman. Departure Duo had commissioned the work, and gave several performances last month in New York and Boston — they are ideal collaborators and were so attentive to the world of the piece.
A few photos from our performances of Ebb and flow this month in Qingdao and in Beijing:
A photo with Xia Yuyan and Zhang Yongyun while recording Ebb and flow yesterday afternoon:
And a few photos from time spent researching suona 唢呐 late last week with performer Hou Yan Qiu, in preparation for a project with electronics next year:
I visited Heidelberg last week to catch Xia Yuyan’s concert with Jiang Shaofeng at the opening of the CHIME Collection:
It was wonderful to see/hear them both in Germany and also to discuss with Yuyan drafts for our upcoming nanpa/percussion collaboration for September.
I am back from a busy month in China, where I was carrying out research in preparation for upcoming works.
I spent time learning about Nanpa 南琶 from Xia Yuyan for a future piece…
…as well as with Wang Meng, learning more about Nanxiao 南箫 (pictured) and shakuhachi (尺八, 尺六):
I also spent a few days in Hangzhou researching Sanxian 三弦 for a separate project with Professor Chen Jingjing at the Zhejiang Conservatory:
Sylvia Hinz will give the premiere of my alto recorder work this June in Columbia. More information here.