Lijiang Quintet China Tour July 2019 by Theresa Wong

So much gratitude to Lijiang Studio, Jay Brown, Zhou Qiao and the folks at Yue Space (Beijing), Zhile Art Space (Guangzhou), Gebi Bar (Yiwu) and B10Live (Shenzhen) for putting together an extraordinary week of concerts in China with the Lijiang Quintet! I feel like roots go back long with Li Xing, Deng Boyu, Lao Dan and John McCowen.

Solo performance at Daria Martin's opening of 'Tonight The World' @ CJM by Theresa Wong

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A grand reunion with my past Headlands Center for the Arts housemates filmmaker Daria Martin and poet Genine Lentine. We celebrated Daria’s brilliant and moving piece, Tonight the World, which draws upon dream diaries kept by her grandmother over a 35-year period. Daria and Genine shared a conversation about the making of the piece followed by my performance on cello and voice. The installation is now in exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through February 2020. Huge thank you to all the fabulous folks at the CJM for creating such a high spirited evening!

Singing with Shelley by Theresa Wong

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Preparing and excited to join voices with the one and only Shelley Hirsch at the Garden of Memory @ Chapel of the Chimes for the annual Summer Solstice event! I’m so grateful to Sarah Cahill and Bay Area New Music for bringing Shelley to this year’s festival.

Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival by Theresa Wong

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A marathon for adventurous ears! Thanks to Del Sol quartet and the Contemporary Jewish Museum for presenting an afternoon of eclectic music all rooted in just intonation. Daniel Libeskind’s Yud gallery resonated with soundings by Del Sol Quartet, Chris Brown, Kyle Bruckmann, Matt Ingalls, Ellen Fullman, Larry Polansky, Ben Johnston, Arjun Verma, Michael Harrison and yours truly.

Fred Frith live at the Stone by Theresa Wong

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Over the moon to be part of this box release celebrating Fred Frith at the Stone- 3 CDs spanning 10 years of improvisations with an illustrious company of fellow mischief-makers. Gorgeous artwork by Heike Liss, and liner notes including an interview I did with Fred, one of the main master magicians in my book. Officially out on Intakt March 15th!

Splinter Reeds releases Hypothetical Islands by Theresa Wong

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Splinter Reeds releases their second full length album, Hypothetical Islands, out on New Focus Recordings on March 15th! The album includes my piece, “Letters To A Friend” (dedicated to Alessia Pugliatti) as well as works by Sky Macklay, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cara Haxo, Eric Wubbels and Yannis Kyriakides.
Preorder here:  https://newfocusrecordings.bandcamp.com/…/splinter-reeds-hy…
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NBC89FF
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/…/hypothetical-islands/1453062288


The Eve of the March at Grace Cathedral by Theresa Wong

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Eve of the March on Friday - what an honor to premiere "To Burst To Bloom" at such a momentous occasion. Chapeau and gratitude to Karen Clark, Shira Cion, Janet Kutulas, Shira Kammen, Vajra Voices and all Kitka singers for this resounding evening of song!

The Eve of the March - Jan.18th save the date! by Theresa Wong

In honor and awe of the Women's March 2019, Vajra Voices & Kitka present The Eve of the March - a concert in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral where we will celebrate womens’ voices and the power of community. This is going to be quite a night! Join Vajra Voice, Kitka, multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen and yours truly - I’ll be premiering  To Burst To Bloom  - 6 songs setting the texts of the 12th Century Chinese female Toaist, Sun Bu’er.  Tickets available here.

In honor and awe of the Women's March 2019, Vajra Voices & Kitka present The Eve of the March - a concert in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral where we will celebrate womens’ voices and the power of community. This is going to be quite a night! Join Vajra Voice, Kitka, multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen and yours truly - I’ll be premiering To Burst To Bloom - 6 songs setting the texts of the 12th Century Chinese female Toaist, Sun Bu’er. Tickets available here.

Solo piano in the works... by Theresa Wong

I’m so honored to be a part of pianist Sarah’s Cahill’s new program  The Future is Female , a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience featuring more than fifty compositions by women around the globe – 15th century to the present day. Learn more about the works on this new page on Sarah’s website:  http://sarahcahill.com/the-future-is-female/  Stay tuned for my new piece inspired and dedicated to Audre Lorde and Nina Simone.

I’m so honored to be a part of pianist Sarah’s Cahill’s new program The Future is Female, a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience featuring more than fifty compositions by women around the globe – 15th century to the present day. Learn more about the works on this new page on Sarah’s website: http://sarahcahill.com/the-future-is-female/ Stay tuned for my new piece inspired and dedicated to Audre Lorde and Nina Simone.

Powerdove's Bitter Banquet album launch by Theresa Wong

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Photos by Ellen Fullman

Photos by Ellen Fullman

Diorama by Elkhanah Pulitzer & Chad Owens, Photo: Hilary Rand

Diorama by Elkhanah Pulitzer & Chad Owens, Photo: Hilary Rand

Such a fantastic week reuniting with Annie Lewandowski (aka Powerdove) and performing her gorgeous songs with a dream band of Fred Frith on guitar and David Yearsley on clavichord! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the launch of  Bitter Banquet  with us, especially to poet Jane Hirshfield for kicking off the evening and to the Institute Of advance Uncertainty for the gift of time and space.

Such a fantastic week reuniting with Annie Lewandowski (aka Powerdove) and performing her gorgeous songs with a dream band of Fred Frith on guitar and David Yearsley on clavichord! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the launch of Bitter Banquet with us, especially to poet Jane Hirshfield for kicking off the evening and to the Institute Of advance Uncertainty for the gift of time and space.

Residency with Ellen Fullman in the Princeton Music Department by Theresa Wong

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photo by Bora Yoon

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An intense but very fruitful week performing, presenting, workshopping and getting to know the Princeton Music Department with Ellen Fullman. Tremendous thanks to Bora Yoon for organizing this residency and to everyone for their curiosity and creativity - Dan Trueman, Jeff Snyder, Cleek Shrey, Molly Herron, Liam Elliot, James Moore, Iarla ó Lionáird, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, John McCowen and Daniel Fishkin.

An intense but very fruitful week performing, presenting, workshopping and getting to know the Princeton Music Department with Ellen Fullman. Tremendous thanks to Bora Yoon for organizing this residency and to everyone for their curiosity and creativity - Dan Trueman, Jeff Snyder, Cleek Shrey, Molly Herron, Liam Elliot, James Moore, Iarla ó Lionáird, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, John McCowen and Daniel Fishkin.

Pink Sea Thrift album launch by Theresa Wong

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What an utter treat to make music with Stuart Dempster and Ellen Fullman to celebrate the launch of Pink Sea Thrift on  f  o’c’sle ! Remembering David Gamper, the third collaborator on this album and thankful to I.O.U. (Institute Of advanced Uncertainty) in San Francisco for hosting this event.

What an utter treat to make music with Stuart Dempster and Ellen Fullman to celebrate the launch of Pink Sea Thrift on fo’c’sle! Remembering David Gamper, the third collaborator on this album and thankful to I.O.U. (Institute Of advanced Uncertainty) in San Francisco for hosting this event.

Crossing A River By Rope - out on fo'c'sle by Theresa Wong

One of the first four inaugural releases on fo’c’sle, this album is especially dear to my heart. Recorded in the Yunnan Province of China during a serendipitous meeting of five musicians at the Lijiang Studio artist residency in July 2017, this collection of improvisations presents a rare and exuberant exchange of sonic discourse between Chinese and American improvisers. The three members of Red Scarf, (Li Xing: guitar, Boyu Deng: percussion & Lao Dan: sax and bamboo instruments), one of China’s most rambunctious and radical prog rock/noise bands, ignite in a charged chemistry with New York based clarinetist John McCowen and yours truly on cello and voice. Our vocabulary draws upon traditional Chinese music, noise, rock, and free improvisation all with the force and purifying effect of an ancient shamanic weather front. Listen/download/purchase a CD at:  www.focslemusic.com

One of the first four inaugural releases on fo’c’sle, this album is especially dear to my heart. Recorded in the Yunnan Province of China during a serendipitous meeting of five musicians at the Lijiang Studio artist residency in July 2017, this collection of improvisations presents a rare and exuberant exchange of sonic discourse between Chinese and American improvisers. The three members of Red Scarf, (Li Xing: guitar, Boyu Deng: percussion & Lao Dan: sax and bamboo instruments), one of China’s most rambunctious and radical prog rock/noise bands, ignite in a charged chemistry with New York based clarinetist John McCowen and yours truly on cello and voice. Our vocabulary draws upon traditional Chinese music, noise, rock, and free improvisation all with the force and purifying effect of an ancient shamanic weather front. Listen/download/purchase a CD at: www.focslemusic.com

TW, Deng Boyu, Lao Dan, John McCowen, Li Xing

TW, Deng Boyu, Lao Dan, John McCowen, Li Xing