5 nights of music by yours truly + special guests and collaborators at The Stone in it's new home at The New School:
All shows at 8:30pm
Glass Box Theater
55 W. 13th St. (near 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday, MAR 27
Motoko Honda (piano, electronics)
Theresa Wong (cello, voice)
Come join us in kicking off Theresa Wong's week-long residency at The Stone in its new home at The New School. Wong will be joined by her fellow Bay Area collaborator and co-conspirator, pianist Motoko Honda in an evening of duo improvisations.
Wednesday, MAR 28
Theresa Wong (cello, voice)
As a solo performer, Wong takes the listener into the molecules of the materials at hand. A relentless digging to unearth the raw vibrations of her instruments, in her personalized total art form centered around the voice and cello, a timbral merging gives birth to new acoustically synthesized sounds.
Thursday, MAR 29
Kanoko Nishi-Smith (koto), John McCowen (contrabass clarinet), Theresa Wong (cello, voice), Christian Kobe (sax)
Night #3 of Theresa Wong's residency at The Stone includes very special guests from the Bay Area and Switzerland. Wong will be joined by Oakland-based koto player extraordinaire Kanoko Nishi-Smith, contrabass clarinet master John McCowen (newly transplanted to NYC) and virtuoso saxophonist Christian Kobe hailing from Bern Switzerland.
Friday, MAR 30
FLOATING LANTERNS - a poem by Mercedes Roffé (transl. by Anna Deeny)
Mercedes Roffé (poetry and voice), Adria Otte (electronics), Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (horn), Rachel Devorah (horn), Theresa Wong (cello, voice, composition)
This evening's performance is a musical work inspired by the poetry of Mercedes Roffé, one of Argentina's leading contemporary poets. 'Las linternas flotantes', published in 2009, was for Roffé, "a reaction to things that left us speechless: September 11, Argentina's economic debacle...the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina...and so many things that seemed to come together in just a few years, things that were so disastrous for the whole world." Wong draws upon this collection of poems and especially Roffé's use of anaphora as a sonic motif to sound a collective response to those things that continue to leave us speechless. Wong is especially thrilled to bring together many special guests in this performance, including Adria Otte from the Bay Area, new arrival to NYC Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and Boston-based Rachel Devorah.
Saturday, MAR 31
THERESA'S BIRTHDAY BASH TRIO
John McCowen (Bb clarinet, contrabass clarinet, & treble recorder), Theresa Wong (cello, voice) and special guest from China, Lao Dan (sax and Bamboo instruments)
Come celebrate Theresa's birthday and the 5th and final night of her residency. She will perform in trio with woodwind wizard John McCowen and very special guest from China, sax and wind maestro Lao Dan, who will be making his first appearance in the US.