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Outside the Box
An Election Night Concert of Free Improvisation
6 pm - midnight
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA
Admission: $5 at the door (entire evening, re-admission free)Curated by Carla Kihlstedt, with a simultaneous concert curated by composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa to be performed in N.Y.C. at The Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, NYC). www.judson.org
6:30-7:30pm: Theresa Wong (cello), Devin Hoff (bass), Carla Kihlstedt (violin), Marié Abe (accordion), Dean Santomieri (guitar)
For complete schedule of the night's event: www.uptownnightclub.com

Improv with MCB and Badruttmueller
Bern, Switzerland

Residency at Laboratoire Village Nomade
for project Silent Shadows in Estaveyer-le-Lac, Switzerland.

Collaboration with Ellen Fullman for the
2008 Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965

8.20 & 21.08
With dancer Tara Pandeya
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Novellus Theater
8.20 at 9 pm & 8.21 at 7 pm
Performance with dancer Tara Pandeya and percussionist John Villa in "Finding Center", a piece which draws its movement and music from traditional Uyghur culture. The program also features: Aguacero, AXIS Dance Company and Alex Ketley, Brooke Broussard Dance Project, Chris Black, dance ceres, Facing East, Dance & Music, Liss Fain Dance, Rasika Kumar / Abhinaya Dance Company, Tango Con*Fusión and Zooz Dance Company.

Dance Collaboration with SHIFT Physical Theater
Theater Artaud
450 Florida Street
SF, 94110
The work explores the concept of home and draws from personal narratives to create deeply poignant dances that tap into shared human experiences. The project is presented in collaboration with SHIFT's long-time collaborator Jess Rowland, whose musical scores offer dynamic and complex textures that enhance the dance’s visual mood and sensibility. Music performed by Jess Rowland: keyboard and electronics, Carrie Jahde: drums and electronics and Theresa Wong: cello.

2008 Garden of Memory
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland 5-9pm
$12 general, $8 students/seniors, $5 kids under 12
Traditional Ainu songs (from Hokkaido, Japan) performed on tonkori by Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong.

Dance Collaboration: Floor of Sky
New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom St. (between 8th and 9th St.)
San Francisco, 8pm
$12-20 reservations: 415-329-3033

Luigi Coppola (Torino) Yuko Kaseki (Berlin) Isak Immanuel (SF)
Music by: Kanoko Nishi (sampler) and Theresa Wong (electronic processing). "To (untitled portrait and ocean)" is a meeting of performance and visual theatre exploring the frailties of identity, travel, and the gravity of location. As a shared work, and as an ongoing collaboration of artists from four different countries, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S., “To” creates a series of theatrical tableaux taking apart and re-piecing the quotidian, bizarre, and fragile ways in which people meet, miss, mirror, glimpse, erase, and trace one another.

The Mapping Project

1310 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 8pm
Cost : $14-20 n.o.t.a.
Seating is limited - advance tickets recommended
Box office: 1-800-838-3006 www.sfiaf.org

Presented by Navarrete x Kajiyama / Element Dance Theater / Chris Lanier / Ilya Noe as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. The Mapping Project explores the ways in which mapmaking can drive our perceptions of the world, and how we can create our own maps to change our realities. Using visual installation, narrative, and contemporary movement, we construct ancestral and present-day maps that examine the fallout of history through family stories and political dynamics. Performed by: Karen Guzman, Debby Kajiyama, Ayako Kataoka, Daria Kaufman, Eric Kupers, Jose Navarrete, Kristen Quok, Anne-Lise Reusswig, Stacz Sadowski, Theresa Wong. Soundscore by: Ayako Kataoka and Theresa Wong

Grosse Abfahrt
21 Grand
416 25th St. @ Broadway
Oakland, CA 8pm
Cost : $10
Bay Area Supergroup The Acme House Band welcomes guest artists from France Mathieu Werchowski (violin) and David Chiesa (contrabass) for another incarnation of Grosse Abfahrt, or the Art of Gigantic International Improvisations Carried Out With Extreme Sensitivity. The Acme House Band is: Gino Robair, Kyle Bruckmann, Theresa Wong, Matt Ingalls, John Shiurba, Tim Perkis, and Tom Djll.

Performing new works by Zachary Watkins
Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 8pm
$10 general, $5 students

Theresa Wong solo cello / Luke Westbrook solo guitar
3049 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost : $5 suggested donation

With Makigami and the Chakurupa Voice Performance Party
(near Numabe station of the Tokyu Tamagawa line)
Tokyo, 6pm

2.29.08 and 3.01.08
Necessary Monsters
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
A theater set song cycle with 7 piece band based on J. L. Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings led by violinist Carla Kihlstedt, text by poet Rafael Oses and directed by Paul Bargetto.

An Evening of Songs and Improvisations
Berkeley Arts Festival
2213 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 8pm
A night of solo songs and improvisations on cello, voice, piano and amplified bicycle as well as duets with Kanoko Nishi on koto and bass koto.

Nodi d'amore: Recital no.II
Berkeley Art Festival
2213 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 8PM
Luciano Chessa performs a set of his own compositions for piano and electrified Vietnamese dan bau, as well as the American premiere of Francesco Cangiullo's Piedigrotta, a Futurist epic sound poem from 1916. The evening program will also include a collaborative piece with Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson (electric guitar, laptop) and Theresa Wong (cello, bicycle).

Bang on A Can Marathon
Around 1:30pm (the entire marathon is from noon-6pm)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, California 94103
During this 6 hour marathon, the band of "Necessary Monsters", a project of Carla Kihlstedt, will perform songs from the theater piece based on Borges' "Book of Imaginary Beings". Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice), Matthias Bossi (drums), Chris Fisher-Lochhead (viola), Freddi Price (guitar, euphonium), Michael Mellender (bass, guitar), Theresa Wong (cello, piano, voice).

Chronicle Hotel: a Recital
8:00 P.M.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Concert Hall
50 Oak Street SF, CA 94102
As part of the Faculty Artists Series, Faculty Performances of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Luciano Chessa presents a recital that includes the premiere of his brand-new Chronicle Hotel and other compositions of his for piano and Vietnamese dan bau, as well as piano works by Giuseppe Chiari, Theresa Wong, Ramon Sender, Gregory Moore, Sylvano Bussotti, Mark Menzies, Benjamin Piekut, and others.
For tickets and information visit: http://www.sfcm.edu/calendar/calendar.aspx?performanceID=1926
or call (415) 503-6275.