The Substation in Melbourne by Theresa Wong

Our setup for Harbors at The Substation in Melbourne, a former power plant in the district of Newport in Melbourne. Huge thanks to Liquid Architecture and Joel Stern for making this all happen!

Pre-artist talking at The Channel in downtown Melbourne.

Pre-artist talking at The Channel in downtown Melbourne.

MOFO in Tasmania by Theresa Wong

We have entered the alternate reality of MOFO - an amazing festival of music at the MONA museum, curated by Brian Ritchie. On the frying pan peninsula of Moorilla near Hobart, Tasmania, Ellen has installed her Long String Instrument in the Nolan Gallery of the infamous MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) - my now new favorite art museum.  We did multiple performances of Harbors during the 3 day festival and had the added bonus of visiting my Dad's old stomping grounds in Tazzie.

Nolan Gallery of MONA 

Nolan Gallery of MONA 

On the Mona Roma, a catamaran between Hobart and Moorilla

On the Mona Roma, a catamaran between Hobart and Moorilla

View from kunanyi / Mt. Wellington, above Hobart. 

Sidney Festival by Theresa Wong

First stop of a 3 week Australian tour with Ellen Fullman - Sidney Festival 2017! We had the enormous treat of performing at the Centennial Hall in downtown Sidney. Our evening bill included solo sets by the one and only Okkyung Lee on cello and Chris Abrahams playing the 9,000+ piped Grand Organ.

a quick jaunt to the Sidney Opera House on the night of a full moon...

Post concert with Terumi Narushima, Kraig Grady, Chris Abrahams and Lawrence English.

Post concert with Terumi Narushima, Kraig Grady, Chris Abrahams and Lawrence English.

Lips of Lapis Lazuli by Theresa Wong

Workshop and performance of Lips of Lapis Lazuli - such a necessary sonic purge and collective sounding during the week of this year's in-credible and jolting election. The closing event of Songs for Women Living with War could not have been a more fitting gathering with performances by Rhodessa Jones, WigBand and Evelie Posch. Special thanks to my fearless core of singers: Karen Clark, Julia Dashe, Ghyslaine Gau, Jean-Philippe Derail, Anne Esmonde, Annie Hallet, Ellen Fullman, Aurora Josephson, Agnes Szelag, Celeste Winant and curator Johanna Poethig. 

Autumn Light in Sainte-Chapelle by Theresa Wong

I made a couple of stops on a day off in Paris after performing an exhilarating duo set with violist Frantz Loriot. Autumn light here on the floor of Sainte-Chapelle and No. 12  Rue de l'Odéon - where Sylvia Beach ran the famed bookstore Shakespeare & Company, and where she first published James Joyce's Ulysses. Across the street at No.7 was Adrienne Monnier's bookstore La Maison des Amis des Livres. So much history from 1920's Paris to absorb on this street. Now off to some shows in Zürich, Basel and Lucerne with Frantz and saxophonist Christian Kobi.

The plaque reads: En 1922 dans cette maison M.elle Sylvia Beach publia "Ulysses" de James Joyce

The plaque reads: En 1922 dans cette maison M.elle Sylvia Beach publia "Ulysses" de James Joyce

Harbors at ARCOOP in Geneva by Theresa Wong

Performing Harbors at ARCOOP in Geneva and so thrilled to be working with Sound Vision and Ensemble Vide to transform the space of the loading dock to this artists' cooperative. Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument was stunning to behold in this space.

Setting up shop at Moulin de Paillard, France by Theresa Wong

Ellen Fullman and I had the fantastic opportunity to spend two weeks in the former paper mill of Moulin de Paillard in Poncé-sur-le-Loir, a small town 200 km outside of Paris. The space had one of the best acoustics we've ever worked in! We had very valuable time and place to develop, perform, and record Harbors, a piece for Long String Instrument and cello. Gratitude to Shelly de Vito, James Porter and Maxime Guitton for making this all possible.

Photo by James Porter

Recording the music of Chris Brown by Theresa Wong

Back at my old stomping grounds at the Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills College to record the music of Chris Brown for justly tuned piano, electronics, oboe and cello with Chris, Kyle Bruckmann and engineer Phil Perkins at the helm.