Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Turntable Drawing No. 17 with Clay/Fischer/Kobe/Lorio/Wong

Turntable Drawings, a project by composer Danny Clay and visual artist Jon Fischer will join forces with the Kobe/Lorio/Wong Trio for a night of sonic and visual alchemy.

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
7pm Installation open to the public
8pm Concert
This event is made possible by the support of Swissnex and ProHelvetia.
www.kala.org
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Oct
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Wong-Kobe-Lorio Trio + Adria Otte Solo

Adria Otte Solo Electronics + Wong/Kobe/Lorio Trio
Join us for a night of improvised music from the Bay Area and beyond, featuring a solo electronics set by Adria Otte and the US-Swiss collaboration of Theresa Wong (cello), Christian Kobe (sax) and Frantz Lorio (viola).

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm

www.studiogrand.org
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Oct
30
to Nov 3

Artist-in-Residence, Kansas City Art Institute

Below are some events I'll be taking part in during the International Sculpture Conference at the Kansas City Arts Institute with Ellen Fullman. To see additional events that Ellen will be presenting, go to: www.ellenfullman.com/calendar

October 30 - November 2
"Sculpting The Air"
Vocal Workshops
Theresa will lead daily vocal workshops exploring the voice, improvisation and movement.
KCAI
Crossroads Art Gallery
(Time TBA)

November 3
Performance of "Harbors" with Ellen Fullman, for cello and Long String Instrument
8:00PM
Kansas City Art Institute
Crossroads Art Gallery
1819 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States
First Friday Gallery Crawl

www.kcai.edu/crossroads-gallery/

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Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Premiere of a new work for Del Sol String Quartet

  • The Atrium Theater at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theresa Wong performs with Del Sol String Quartet in a new work commissioned to celebrate the quartet's 25th Anniversary! Join us for the 3-day Whole Sol Festival: Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25 years.

8:00 PM
The Atrium Theater
San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave (4th Floor) 
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets here

The evening will feature:

  • Daniel Wohl (b. 1980, France):  Works for string quartet and electronics
  • Theresa Wong (b. 1976): [New Work] (2017) WORLD PREMIERE
  • Erberk Eryılmaz (b. Turkey, 1989): “Hoppa! 2” (2017) WORLD PREMIERE
  • Gyan Riley (b. 1977): [New Work] for string quartet and ukulele choir (2017) WORLD PREMIERE
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Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Letters To A Friend - performance at SF Conservatory

Splinter Reeds Quintet performs Letters To A Friend (for Alessia Pugliatti). The program will also feature pieces by Jannik Giger, Cara Haxo, Marc Mellits, Yannis Kyriakides and Eric Wubbels.

Free, no tickets or reservations required
Sol Joseph Recital Hall
San Francisco Conservatory
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

www.sfcm.edu/events/

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Jun
20
8:30pm 8:30pm

First Light & Obelisk

Chris Brown, piano/electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/electronics
Theresa Wong, cello/voice

Part of Chris Brown's residency at The Stone, the trio performs compositions in just intonation by Brown extended with free improvisations and interactive computer interventions.  This concert includes First Light, set to poetry by Jackson MacLow and harmonies composed using Harry Partch's 43-tone tuning. Obelisk (2015), an improvisation structure in a 7-limit tuning for the trio with interactive electronics, rounds out the program.

THE STONE
located at the corner of
avenue C and 2nd street
New York City
$20 general admission
www.thestonenyc.com

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Jun
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

First Light

First Light & Six Primes - The Music of Chris Brown
Tom's Place
3111 Deakin St, Berkeley, California 94705
7:30pm
http://4-33.com/toms-place/index.html

Chris Brown - piano, electronics
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Theresa Wong - cello/voice

This concert includes First Light, set to poetry by Jackson MacLow and harmonies composed using Harry Partch's 43-tone tuning performed by the trio, followed by Six Primes, a solo for justly tuned piano.

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Jun
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

First Light & Obelisk

Chris Brown, piano/electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/electronics
Theresa Wong, cello/voice

The trio performs compositions in just intonation by Chris Brown extended with free improvisations and interactive computer interventions.  This concert includes First Light, set to poetry by Jackson MacLow and harmonies composed using Harry Partch's 43-tone tuning. Obelisk (2015), an improvisation structure in a 7-limit tuning for the trio with interactive electronics, rounds out the program.

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
$7-15 sliding scale

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Jun
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

"Letters To A Friend" at Switchboard Music Festival

Switchboard 10th Annual Music Festival
Z Space
450 Florida Street, San Francisco
3-9pm

Switchboard celebrates 10 YEARS of innovative and adventurous music from the Bay Area and beyond! "Letters To A Friend", composed in memory of Alessia Pugliatti, will be performed by Splinter Reeds Quintet as a part of their 7:30pm set.

3:00 Selections for percussion quartet from Paul Lansky's "Threads" and Steve Reich's "Drumming"
3:45 Cellist Teddy Rankin-Parker plays music by Michael Beharie
4:30 Ryan Brown's "Mortal Lessons" for singers, percussion, and keyboards
5:25 Ramon and Jessica's "Roses are Blue"
6:10 Original stop-motion films and live score by Billygoat
6:40 TENTH BIRTHDAY BASH!
7:30 Splinter Reeds
8:15 Kronos Quartet

Purchase Tickets
http://www.switchboardmusic.com/

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May
14
4:30pm 4:30pm

"To Burst To Bloom" - for Vajra Voices

REMEMBERED MIGRATIONS

Voices of Women in Medieval to Modern Song
Vajra Voices with Shira Kammen, and Theresa Wong

This evening includes a performance of To Burst To Bloom. Commissioned by Vajra Voices, this work is a collection of songs setting the poems of 12th Century Taoist Immortal Sun Bu'er. Drawing on these ancient texts on inner alchemy, the songs explore the fluid interplay of abstract vocal utterances with language and meaning. 

San Francisco Early Music Society Early Music Sundays at California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street, BerkeleyTickets- $20- available one month in advance

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May
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Premiere of "To Burst To Bloom" - for Vajra Voices

REMEMBERED MIGRATIONS
Voices of Women in Medieval to Modern Song
Vajra Voices with Shira Kammen, and Theresa Wong

This evening includes the premiere of To Burst To Bloom. Commissioned by Vajra Voices, this work is a collection of songs setting the poems of 12th Century Taoist Immortal Sun Bu'er. Drawing on these ancient texts on inner alchemy, the songs explore the fluid interplay of abstract vocal utterances with language and meaning. The piece is made possible by a grant from the San Francisco Early Music Society and the California Arts Council.

San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Presidio Concerts Free event
Presidio Officers' Club : 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco
Parking in front of building . free after 6 pm

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Apr
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Premiere of "Letters To A Friend" - for Splinter Reeds Ensemble

ROOM Series
THE ROYCE GALLERY
2901 Mariposa Street (between Harrison & Alabama), San Francisco
8:00pm


Letters To A Friend is a musical offering to a very dear friend, Alessia Pugliatti, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2016 of Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, a cancer that affects 1 in every million people. Alessia was my roommate and took me in as a sister when I lived in Venice from 2001-3. Among many things, she was a singer, an avid fan of Brazilian culture, an organizer for the Portuguese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and an advocate for African immigrants living in Venice. This piece was made possible by a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. The program will also include Narayana's Cows by Tom Johnson narrated by Pamela Z and pieces by Eric Wubbels and Ken Ueno.

www.splinterreeds.com

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Mar
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Remembered Migrations - with Vajra Voices

Voices of Women in Medieval to Modern Song
Vajra Voices with Shira Kammen, and Theresa Wong

This evening includes a work-in-progress performance of a new piece, To Burst To Bloom, commissioned by Vajra Voices. The work is a collection of songs setting the poems of 12th Century Taoist Immortal Sun Bu'er. Drawing on these ancient texts on inner alchemy, the songs explore the fluid interplay of abstract vocal utterances with language and meaning. 

Second Sundays Concerts
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
2107 Lyon Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $20

www.vajravoices.com

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Mar
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Remembered Migrations - with Vajra Voices

Voices of Women in Medieval to Modern Song
Vajra Voices with Shira Kammen, and Theresa Wong

This evening includes a work-in-progress performance of a new piece, To Burst To Bloom, commissioned by Vajra Voices. The work is a collection of songs setting the poems of 12th Century Taoist Immortal Sun Bu'er. Drawing on these ancient texts on inner alchemy, the songs explore the fluid interplay of abstract vocal utterances with language and meaning. 

Arlington Community Church
52 The Arlington, Kensington, CA 94707
Tickets: $20

www.vajravoices.com

 

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Jan
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artists Talks

  • The Channel, Art Center Melbourne (map)
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Artist Talks with Ellen Fullman in conjunction with an upcoming performance at The Substation in Melbourne. 

Constructing a Musical Phrase from the Ground Up
Ellen Fullman will give a presentation on the aesthetic and technical development of her work with video footage dating back to 1980. She will discuss influences and introduce her lecture with projects by her artist father that laid the foundation for her studio practice. Fullman will discuss her understanding of a harmonic “space” in which sympathetic resonances “trigger” modulation of the upper partial tones.

Multiplicity of Roots - Expanded Techniques and Harmonies of the Cello and Voice
Theresa Wong will give a lecture-performance on her work exploring the outer reaches of the cello and voice. She will share excerpts from her piece The Unlearning, 21 songs for cello, violin and two voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings as well as her research into mapping extended overtones and just tunings on the cello in her collaboration with Ellen Fullman.

The Channel - Arts Center Melbourne, Australia
http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/program/ellen-fullman-and-theresa-wong/

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Jan
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

HARBORS - Duo with Ellen Fullman

Harbors is a piece created in collaboration between Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong. Drawing inspiration from the soundscapes as well as the stories and atmospheres that manifest around such bodies of water that propagate exchange, Harbors "evokes ghosts of renegade string sections and Ennio Morricone’s harmonica motifs. The increasingly colorful mélange of wavering notes and their errant reflections sound like the thrum of vibrant light.” (Sam Lefebvre, Impose Magazine) Structured around the extended harmonics of cello strings and the tones resulting from pressing a string at a harmonic nodal point, Wong captures material electronically layering harmonic possibilities within the bed of undulating overtones of the Long String Instrument. 

Sydney Festival, Australia
http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2017/long-string-instrument

 

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Nov
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

FIRST LIGHT: CHRIS BROWN, KYLE BRUCKMANN & THERESA WONG

Chris Brown, piano/electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/electronics
Theresa Wong, cello/voice

The trio performs compositions in just intonation by Chris Brown extended with free improvisations and interactive computer interventions.  This concert includes the world premiere of First Light, set to poetry by Jackson MacLow and harmonies composed using Harry Partch's 43-tone tuning.  Also included is the premiere of a restored version of Brown's signature work Snakecharmer (1988), for soloist and feedback network. Obelisk (2015), an improvisation structure in a 7-limit tuning for the trio with interactive electronics, rounds out the program.


The Lab
2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
8pm Doors / 8:30pm Sound
$15 General / Free for members

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Nov
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

LIPS OF LAPIS LAZULI Performance

Closing Reception for Songs for Women Living With War
curated by Johanna Poethig
Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
proartsgallery.org

LIPS OF LAPIS LAZULI, a piece for collective vocal sounding will be performed as a part of the closing event for this exhibition.

Songs for Women Living with War / Bahay ni Lola / House of the Grandmothers is a “living memorial” and anti-war monument that remembers women and children and the violence they suffer. This prototype public monument project was conceived by artist Johanna Poethig and inspired by writer Evelina Galang’s work with the WWII Comfort Women from the Philippines, the  “Lolas” (grandmothers).

Songs for Women Living with War is a house of many stories, a place to contemplate the effects of war on women and children. There are many war monuments but few for women. This is a memorial of transcendence, empowerment, and healing. It seeks to create a platform of understanding that these crimes against humanity do not begin and end on the battlefield. Sexual violence against women knows no time or place or nationality-it is a phenomenon endemic to our culture of war, patriarchy, and violence.

 

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Nov
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Vocal Workshop for Lips of Lapis Lazuli

Theresa will lead a Sculpting Air Vocal Workshop to develop the piece, Lips of Lapis Lazuli. This collective vocal sounding harnesses the potential and power of song and is to be sung with the intention to honor women who have suffered violence in war, both political and personal. No singing experience necessary - all are welcomed!  The performance of the piece will be included in the closing event of the exhibit, Songs For Women Living With War on Nov. 12th at Pro Arts Gallery. 

If you'd like to attend, please write to: tree_wong@yahoo.com

More info on the closing event:
https://proartsgallery.org/event/songs-for-women-living-with-war/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1628467284113402/
 

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Oct
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Vocal Workshop for Lips of Lapis Lazuli

Theresa will lead a Sculpting Air Vocal Workshop to develop the piece, Lips of Lapis Lazuli. This collective vocal sounding harnesses the potential and power of song and is to be sung with the intention to honor women who have suffered violence in war, both political and personal. No singing experience necessary - all are welcomed! Another workshop will take place on Nov. 9th from 4-6pm at Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland. The performance of the piece will be included in the closing event of the exhibit, Songs For Women Living With War on Nov. 12th at Pro Arts Gallery. 

If you'd like to attend, please write to: tree_wong@yahoo.com

More info on the closing event:
https://proartsgallery.org/event/songs-for-women-living-with-war/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1628467284113402/

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Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Vocal Workshop for LIPS OF LAPIS LAZULI

Part of Songs for Women Living with War
Curated by Johanna Poethig
Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland CA 94612
COMPLETE EVENT: 2-4:30pm
VOCAL WORKSHOP: 4-4:30pm
proartsgallery.org

Women for Genuine Security Event
“Addressing Military Violence against Women - Past and Present”
Women for Genuine Security is the US-based group of an international network of women from Guam, Hawai’i, Okinawa, mainland Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and continental USA.  www.genuinsesecurity.org
Speakers, Film and Discussion

2pm Performance:
Vân-Ánh Võ   is one of the finest performers of Vietnamese traditional instruments in the world. She dedicates her life to creating music by blending the wonderfully unique sounds of Vietnamese instruments with other music genres, and fusing deeply rooted Vietnamese musical traditions with fresh new structures and compositions.

4:00-4:30pm Collective Vocal Workshop:
Theresa Wong composer, cellist and vocalist active at the intersection where music meets with the creative spirit of experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines will lead a collective sounding drawing from the ancient practices of lamentation for a collaborative performance at the November 12 event.

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