Events

Upcoming:

Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble
October 17, 2018 at 2 PM
Mississippi State University
Performance of cicada song (2018) by members of the Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Chamber Groups: Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble
November 12, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Symphonic Hall, Mississippi State University
Performance of cicada song (2018) by members of the Mississippi State University Percussion Ensemble

Salon 21 | Parallels
February 6, 2019 at 7 PM
Weston Art Gallery – Aranoff Center for the Arts
Salon 21 Concert Series, Cincinnati, USA
Premiere of My shadow forms a resonant shell (2018) with pianist Jill Jantzen & 4-Way Quartet

Solo Soundbox: Brandon Wendt, Piano
March 2019, Details TBA
Cincinnati, USA
Performance of 浮沤 (2016)

Yongyun Zhang, Percussion
Spring 2019, Details TBA
Cincinnati, USA
Premiere of 铁钉 (2018) for two percussionists and voice

Cincinnati Soundbox: Music for Three
April 28, 2019 at 7 PM
21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, USA
Premiere of new work for vocal trio with soprano Jackie Stevens and mezzo-sopranos Lauren McAllister and Melisa Bonetti


Selected Past Events:

Accelerando Initiative
October 11, 2018 at 6.30 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, USA
Performance of cicada song (2018) by members of Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando Initiative

Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity
July 8-29, 2018
Banff, Canada
In residence at Banff for EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet. 

EQ: New and Traditional Works for String Quartet
July 26, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity
Banff, Canada
Bergamot Quartet performs Mycelia whisper lines (2018)

EQ: Composer Encounter
July 17, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Bentley Recital Hall, Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity
Banff, Canada
Premiere of Mycelia whisper lines (2018) by the Butter Quartet

Sam Houston State University Summer Percussion Academy
June 23, 2018 at 8 PM
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA
Premiere of cicada song (2018) in a realization for six percussionists

2018 Oak Bay New Music Festival | The Listening Artist: Global Perspectives
June 2, 2018 at 8 PM
Chapel of St. Mary’s, Oak Bay, Victoria, Canada
Canadian premiere of Reverberations (2015) with soprano Maria Eduarda and cellist Alex Klassen

Imaginary Landscapes | VIVE! Ensemble
June 2, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Farr Best Theater, Mannsfield, Texas, USA
Conductor Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia, percussionist Allen Otte, and VIVE! Ensemble perform On a paper nautilus (2017) as part of the Applause Music Festival

VIVE! in Nashville
May 31, 2018 at 7 PM
Nashville State Community College, Nashville, USA
Conductor Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia, percussionist Allen Otte, and VIVE! Ensemble perform On a paper nautilus (2017)

Cincinnati Diaspora II: VIVE! Ensemble
May 30, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, USA
Conductor Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia, percussionist Allen Otte, and VIVE! Ensemble perform On a paper nautilus (2017)

21st CHIME Conference – Chinese Music as Cross-Culture
May 9-13, 2018
The Macau Scientific & Cultural Centre and University of Lisbon, Portugal
World premiere of (2018) for solo pipa (琵琶弹唱) by Xia YuYan 夏雨言

Cincinnati Diaspora I: Allen Otte + Friends
April 20, 2018 at 7.30 PM
Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, USA
Premiere of Forms of falling dust (2017) for prepared yangqin by percussionist Allen Otte; performance of 辜月 (2017) by Yongyun Zhang 张永韵

Lecture Recital: 琵琶曲谱中的中西方灵魂 — 中美青年音乐家对中国哲学文化的领悟
April 8-9, 2018
Shandong University, Qingdao, China
Presentation on my compositional work with pipa and performance of (2018) for solo pipa (琵琶/弹唱) by Xia YuYan 夏雨言

Solo Soundbox: Lauren McAllister, Mezzo-Soprano
April 7, 2018 at 8 PM
Rohs Street Cafe, Cincinnati, USA
Premiere of In passing (2018) by mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister and percussionist Carlos Camacho. Text by Bo Seo.

Lecture Recital: Cross-Cultural Collaboration in New Music for Pipa
April 3, 2018 from 10-11 AM
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Presentation on my compositional work with Chinese instruments and performance of (2018) for solo pipa (琵琶独奏/弹唱) by Xia YuYan 夏雨言

Yongyun Zhang, Percussion Recital
November 28, 2017 at 6.45 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of 辜月 (2017) for solo percussionist by Yongyun Zhang 张永韵

An American in Beijing: Creative Practice as a Composer in Contemporary China
August 10-12, 2017
Women in the Creative Arts Research Conference, Australian National University, Canberra
Paper presentation on my creative research as a composer in China and my solo pipa work For Summer Rain (2015)

Colleen Phelps, Percussion
June 17, 2017
The Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville, USA
Colleen Phelps performs the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music

New Concerto Project
May 2, 2017 at 7 PM, Cocktail hour at 6 PM
Leapin Lizard Events Space, Covington, USA
World premiere of percussion concerto On a paper nautilus (2017), featuring soloist Colleen Phelps, conductor Alexander Colding Smith, and the Soundbox Orchestra

Guest Lecture
April 19, 2017 from 4.40 to 5.40 PM
Room 216 LH, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Presenting recent compositional work

Voice Prints
April 17, 2017 at 8.30 PM
Langsam Library, Cincinnati, USA
Concert of world premiere graphic scores realizations by composer-vocalists Ivan Alexander Moscotta and Rachel C. Walker, and percussionist Yongyun Zhang

[toner on paper; plastic binding comb]
April 14, 2017 at 7.30 PM
DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, USA
Singing in the world premiere of a new 45′ work for nine female vocalists by composer Ivan Alexander Moscotta.

Svensk Musikvår
March 22, 2017 at 1.30 PM
Rotundan, Kungliga Operan, Stockholm, Sweden
Performance of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello by Madeleine Jonsson Gille and My Hellgren

Cincinnati Soundbox – Nashville/Cincinnati
March 3, 2017 at 8.30 PM
Listing Loon, Cincinnati, USA
Colleen Phelps premieres Purification (2016) for voice and percussion alongside new works from composers Allen Otte, Cristina Spinei, and Patrick Dunnevant.

Colleen Phelps Solo Recital
October 21, 2016 at 7.30 PM
Auditorium, Nashville State Community College, Nashville, USA
Colleen Phelps performs Water Music (2015-2016) for singing percussionist alongside works by Cage, Rzewski, and Spinei.

InterArts: DAAP Concert
October 4, 2016 at 6 PM
DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, USA
Colleen Phelps and the Cincinnatus Quartet perform Spiraea (2016) alongside works by Mark Saya, Satie, Brahms, and Haydn.

No Loud Noises
October 3, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Patricia Corbett Theater (PCT), Cincinnati, USA
An hour-long program featuring new & recent chamber and operatic works: world premiere of Painting Dew (2016) by pianist Brandon Wendt, percussionist Drew Dolan, and mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister; performance of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music by Colleen Phelps; performance of Difficulty on Re-Entry (2014) featuring soprano Adrienne Sereta, mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister, guitarist Kevin Topmiller, bassist Kate Alexandra, and flautist Chaoyue Zhang, conducted by Yael Front; performance of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello with Yijia Fang and Jackie Stevens; world premiere of Fragrant mountain (2016) for soprano, guqin (古琴), and percussion by the composer with Jackie Stevens and Colleen Phelps; world premiere of Spiraea (2016) for wooden percussion and string quartet with Colleen Phelps and the Cincinnatus Quartet.

Experimental Music at the Library: Adanya Stephens +3 // Broken Temple
September 21, 2016 at 7 PM
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch (800 Vine Street – South Building)
Performing a set with writer Kendall A. as part of the spoken word poetry and guqin (古琴) duo Broken Temple.

In an Instant: An Exploration of Musical Time in Gao Ping’s 弹指之间
August 17, 2016 at 9.30 AM
Perspectives on Chinese Contemporary Music Conference, Department of Music at Harvard University (Davidson Room, Music Building)
Presentation of recent research on Gao Ping’s work 弹指之间 (2015). The lecture will feature demonstrations by pipa player Qian RunYu.

Chase Response Project: Do Ho Suh
July 29, 2016 from 7-9 PM
Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, USA
Performing with writer Kendall A. as part of a new collaboration of poetry and improvised guqin.

In-Site Visual Art Festival: Modular Art Pods
June 23, 2016 from 7.30-8 PM
OZ Arts Nashville, Tennessee
Percussionist Colleen Phelps performs Water Music (2015-16) in a Modular Art Pod

In-Site Visual Art Festival: Modular Art Pods
June 21, 2016 from 6-8 PM
OZ Arts Nashville, Tennessee
Percussionist Colleen Phelps premieres the complete Water Music (2015-16) in a Modular Art Pod

Jia Wei Ng, MM Yangqin Recital
May 27, 2016 at 7.30 PM
Second floor of the Student Life Center of the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing ( 大学生活动中心,2楼,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of I touched the ground while floating away (2015) for yangqin (扬琴), pipa (琵琶), and saxophone by Jia Wei Ng, Xia YuYan and Jason Pockrus

Cincinnati Soundbox – Houston/Cincinnati
May 5, 2016 at 7 PM
Hoffner Lodge/Northside, Cincinnati, USA
Performance of Indigo Rhyme (2015) for violin and piano

Response Project X
April 30, 2016 at 7 PM
Chase Public, Northside/Cincinnati, USA
Guqin (古琴) performance

Lian Li, DMA Piano Recital
April 15, 2016 at 6.45 PM
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Lanterns (2016) for solo piano

Elizabeth Wareham, BM Violin Recital
April 13, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Mary Emery Hall, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Indigo Rhyme (2015) for violin and piano by pianist Sanghie Lee and violinist Elizabeth Wareham

Sonic Explorations
March 29, 2016 at 8 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, Cincinnati, USA
Performance of Cloud Prints (2015) for amplified clavichord and live electronics by Ivan Moscotta

Women’s Works of Ithaca
March 20, 2016 at 4 PM
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, New York
Performance of Solo for Alto Flute (2012)

Colleen Phelps, NSCC Faculty Artist Recital: Sounds in the Art
March 18, 2016 at 7 PM
Nashville State Community College Art Gallery, Nashville, USA
Performance of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music for singing percussionist

Amazing Women 5
March 18, 2016 at 6 PM
Ian Hanger Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia
Australian Premiere of Petal Point (2014) with cellist Ngaio Toombes and Paula Russell, cornet, alongside works by other female composers with ties to the Asia Pacific region in a program curated by composer Corrina Bonshek.

Huijuan Ling, MM Composition Recital
February 25, 2016 at 8.30 PM
Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati, USA
Performing with Shenghua Dai in the world premiere of Fusion (2016) for erhu (二胡), guqin (古琴), and fixed media by Huijuan Ling.

A View From the Edge
February 23, 2016 at 8 PM
Cohen Family Studio Theater, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Reverberations (2015) for soprano and cello by Becca Finkelshteyn and Peter Phelan.

Wood/Silk Project
February 20, 2016 at 3 PM
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Branch
Debut of a collaboration featuring music for erhu and marimba performed by Shenghua Dai and Colleen Phelps. Includes traditional pieces and transcriptions, alongside the premieres of new works by composers Huijuan Ling [Trigger (2016)] and Rachel C. Walker [Windows, willows (2016)]. There will also be a short talk on erhu and composing for Chinese instruments.

MUSE Series: Contemporary Composers and the Wolf Collection
February 14, 2016 at 2 PM
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA
Joint recital based on gallery art works, including Night Music (2012)

Symposium Presentation
January 14, 2016 from 3.30-5 PM
Mary Emery Hall, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
A presentation on my work in China over the past year, including a discussion of my study of Chinese instruments and a selection of recordings of both traditional music and recent compositions.

Guest Lecture
November 19, 2015 at 4 PM
Room 501, Main Building of China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (中国音乐学院, 北京)
A presentation of three recent compositions as well as a discussion of my collaborations with Chinese traditional instrumentalists.

Joint Recital
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8.30 PM
Patricia Corbett Theater (PCT), Cincinnati, USA
Performances of works by Ivan A. Moscotta and Rachel C. Walker, including the premiere of Vocalise (2014-5) for mezzo soprano and piano, as well as Cloud Prints (2015) for amplified clavichord.

艺术实践周 | Artistic Practice Week
October 12, 2015 at 1.30 PM
Opera Hall, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (歌剧厅,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of For Summer Rain (2015) for solo pipa (琵琶) by Xia YuYan 夏雨言

Sounds in the Art | Colleen Phelps, Percussion
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7.30 PM
Chase Public, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of the center and cause of many circles… (2015) from Water Music for singing percussionist

International Student Concert
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7.30 PM
Lecture Theater, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (阶梯教室,中国音乐学院, 北京)
Chinese premiere of Night Music (2012)

Tianjin Symphony Orchestra
June 8, 2015 at 7.30 PM
National Music Main Hall, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing (国音堂,中国音乐学院, 北京)
World premiere of Haumea [妊神星] (2015) for soprano and orchestra by the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yang Youqing, and soloist Yang Xiaolin

February Performance and Time Arts Show
February 20 & 21, 2015 at 8 PM
College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Petal Point (2014) for cello and flugelhorn

Ava Quartet
November 7, 2014 at 8.30 PM
Mary Emery Hall, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Ribbon Web (2014) for string quartet

NANOWorks Opera: March Madness
March 28th and 29th, 2014
8 PM at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
World premiere of Difficulty on Re-entry (2014)