Jun
12
9:00 pm21:00

First Light & Obelisk

  • Studio Grand

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

Jun
20
8:30 pm20:30

First Light & Obelisk

  • The Stone

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


May
14
4:30 pm16:30

"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

May
12
6:00 pm18:00

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

  • Presidio Officer's Club

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

Apr
17
8:00 pm20:00

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

Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

LASER talk

Multiplicity of Roots - Expanded Techniques and Harmonies of the Cello and Voice
A lecture at the LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening) Rendezvous
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room
Chaired by Piero Scaruffi and Tami Spector
www.lasertalks.com

Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

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

Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Remembered Migrations - with Vajra Voices

  • Arlington Community Church

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

 

Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

Artists Talks

  • The Channel, Art Center Melbourne

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/

Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

HARBORS - Duo with Ellen Fullman

  • SYDNEY TOWN HALL - CENTENNIAL HALL

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

 

Nov
13
8:00 pm20:00

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

Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

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.

 

Nov
9
4:00 pm16:00

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/
 

Oct
26
4:00 pm16:00

Vocal Workshop for Lips of Lapis Lazuli

  • Pro Arts Gallery

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/

Oct
15
2:00 pm14:00

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.

Oct
4
8:00 pm20:00

DUO WITH FRANTZ LORIOT

An evening of improvised music
Frantz Loriot, viola
Theresa Wong, cello & voice

13 Rue de l'Aqueduc
75010 Paris, France
 

Sep
16
9:30 pm21:30

DUO WITH ELLEN FULLMAN

Performance of Harbors for Long String Instrument, cello and electronics with Ellen Fullman
Part of Die Lange Nacht der Elektronischen Musik

Dampfzentrale Bern
Tanz – Musik – Performance – Club
Marzilistrasse 47
3005 Bern

Doors at 9pm, Show at 9:30pm
dampfzentrale.ch

Aug
16
7:30 pm19:30

SPLINTER REEDS Season Kickoff Party

Woodwind quintet SPLINTER REEDS will be performing some favorites from their repertoire as well as introducing upcoming commissions / composers including Eric Wubbles, Ken Ueno, Sky Macklay and Theresa Wong.

I'll be talking about my upcoming piece and performing a short trio improvisation with Kyle Bruckmann (oboe) and Dana Jessen (bassoon).

More details here
Facebook Event
splinterreeds.com

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St., San Francisco
FREE

Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

LASER TALK (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous)

  • UC Berkeley

An evening of art and science presentations
Theresa Wong presents a lecture: 
Multiplicity of Roots - Expanded Techniques and Harmonies of the Voice and Cello


Other speakers include: 
* Vanessa Sigurdson (Autodesk Piero 9) on "Autodesk Artist in Residence"
* Loren Frank (UCSF/ Neuroscience) on "What is a memory?"
* Laura Maguire (Stanford & Philosophy Talk) on "Does Neuroscience Threaten Free Will?"
Room 380 at UC Berkeley Soda Hall (corner of Hearst and LeRoy)
Note: Use the WEST-entrance of SODA Hall entering from Etcheverry Plaza

More info at scaruffi.com

May
22
7:30 pm19:30

WITH DANA JESSEN & FRIENDS

A night of improvised music including:
Dana Jessen, bassoon
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Tim Perkis, electronics
Jordan Glenn, percussion
Theresa Wong, cello & voice
Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
4-33.com
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