fo'c'sle is launched! by Theresa Wong

I'm over the moon to announce the launch of my new label,  www.focslemusic.com ! The mothership takes off with four releases of music by my much beloved and motley crewmates, Ellen Fullman, David Gamper, Stuart Dempster, Chris Brown, powerdove, John McCowen, LI Xing, Boyu Deng, Lao Dan and yours truly. You can get a sneak preview and preorder CDs, LPs and digital downloads now before these albums officially come out on Oct. 7. A big hearty THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has supported and nurtured this into fruition. Come out and celebrate this fall with us - there's a lot in store!!!  Oct. 7: RETROSPECTACLES release concert @ Maybeck Studio: Chris Brown, piano & electronics Oct. 28: PINK SEA THRIFT launch & listening party @ Institute of Advanced Uncertainty (I.O.U): Ellen Fullman & special guest Stuart Dempster Dec. 9: BITTER BANQUET release concert @ I.O.U.: Annie Lewandowski, Fred Frith, Theresa Wong with poetry reading by Jane Hirschfield and installation by Elkhanah Pulitzer.

I'm over the moon to announce the launch of my new label, www.focslemusic.com! The mothership takes off with four releases of music by my much beloved and motley crewmates, Ellen Fullman, David Gamper, Stuart Dempster, Chris Brown, powerdove, John McCowen, LI Xing, Boyu Deng, Lao Dan and yours truly. You can get a sneak preview and preorder CDs, LPs and digital downloads now before these albums officially come out on Oct. 7. A big hearty THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has supported and nurtured this into fruition. Come out and celebrate this fall with us - there's a lot in store!!!

Oct. 7: RETROSPECTACLES release concert @ Maybeck Studio: Chris Brown, piano & electronics
Oct. 28: PINK SEA THRIFT launch & listening party @ Institute of Advanced Uncertainty (I.O.U): Ellen Fullman & special guest Stuart Dempster
Dec. 9: BITTER BANQUET release concert @ I.O.U.: Annie Lewandowski, Fred Frith, Theresa Wong with poetry reading by Jane Hirschfield and installation by Elkhanah Pulitzer.

Garden of Memory @ Chapel of the Chimes by Theresa Wong

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Another year ringing in the Solstice at the annual Garden of Memory! I got to share the Sanctuary of the Julia Morgan-designed Columbarium in Oakland with the one and only Zachary James Watkins. Special thanks to Sarah Cahill, Lucy Mattingly and the tireless team behind the scenes to make this yearly Bay Area celebration possible! (*TW photo by Evelyn Chang)

Another year ringing in the Solstice at the annual Garden of Memory! I got to share the Sanctuary of the Julia Morgan-designed Columbarium in Oakland with the one and only Zachary James Watkins. Special thanks to Sarah Cahill, Lucy Mattingly and the tireless team behind the scenes to make this yearly Bay Area celebration possible! (*TW photo by Evelyn Chang)

Splinter Reeds records ‘Letters To A Friend’ by Theresa Wong

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Splinter Reeds is working on their 2nd album, which includes ‘Letters To A Friend’ which I wrote in memory of Alessia Pugliatti. The piece is based on a work by Brazilian concrete poet, Augusto de Campos who wrote me within days of this recording...synchronous signalling, I'd say. 

Splinter Reeds is working on their 2nd album, which includes ‘Letters To A Friend’ which I wrote in memory of Alessia Pugliatti. The piece is based on a work by Brazilian concrete poet, Augusto de Campos who wrote me within days of this recording...synchronous signalling, I'd say. 

Mics, please... by Theresa Wong

Testing out mics for a solo cello and voice album @ Tiny Telephone Studios, SF w/ Adam Hirsch. More sessions in the works for Fall 2018 - stay (de)tuned... 

Testing out mics for a solo cello and voice album @ Tiny Telephone Studios, SF w/ Adam Hirsch. More sessions in the works for Fall 2018 - stay (de)tuned... 

Vox Populi in Philly by Theresa Wong

One last stop in Philly at Vox Populi in trio with Lao Dan and John McCowen. Sharing the bill with Shani Aviram, I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the week on the east coast! Thanks to Jim Strong of Vox, Lijiang Studio and all who came out to join us on this chilly night!

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Residency @ The Stone by Theresa Wong

Reverberations still continuing from 5 Nights of music at the Stone to celebrate my birthday and the many friendships and collaborations that have emerged throughout the years. A huge shout out to all who gave their time and energy for this fantastic week, including Motoko Honda, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Ellen Fullman, Christian Kobi, John McCowen, Adria Otte, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Lao Dan, Mercedes Roffé, Anna Deeny, Rachel Devorah, Sean Meehan and Lijiang Studio. It was a fine way to start another trip around the sun!   

 

final show of 2017... by Theresa Wong

Rounding out the year at the Active Music Series with John McCowen, James Fei and Kanoko Nishi-Smith. What a deeply satisfying way to finish this year of concerts...

Mud Nest Signals in the making... by Theresa Wong

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I'm in the final stages of preparing 'Mud Nest Signals', my first string quartet - written for Del Sol Quartet in honor of their 25th Anniversary. This piece explores color, gesture and sound as a contemplation on what pure sensing felt like before we could speak. The piece is constructed in a 25-toned octave (in extended just intonation), and will include the quartet member's voices, a video trio of backup singers and myself on cello, voice and video projector. The quartet's 3-day festival program will be a treat all around!  http://delsolquartet.com/wholesolfestival/

I'm in the final stages of preparing 'Mud Nest Signals', my first string quartet - written for Del Sol Quartet in honor of their 25th Anniversary. This piece explores color, gesture and sound as a contemplation on what pure sensing felt like before we could speak. The piece is constructed in a 25-toned octave (in extended just intonation), and will include the quartet member's voices, a video trio of backup singers and myself on cello, voice and video projector. The quartet's 3-day festival program will be a treat all around! http://delsolquartet.com/wholesolfestival/

Kansas City Art Institute by Theresa Wong

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Thoroughly enjoyed a week residency at the Kansas City Art Institute with Ellen Fullman, where we worked with Dwight Frizzell's sound art students and the improv ensemble led by Paul Rudy from the UMKC Conservatory. My stay culminated in a performance of Harbors (for cello and Long String Instrument) and several pieces with the students. What a treat to connect to all these young artists in Kansas City - I also have something for the architecture there - amazing old buildings from the late 19th Century and 1930's...hope to be back soon!

Thoroughly enjoyed a week residency at the Kansas City Art Institute with Ellen Fullman, where we worked with Dwight Frizzell's sound art students and the improv ensemble led by Paul Rudy from the UMKC Conservatory. My stay culminated in a performance of Harbors (for cello and Long String Instrument) and several pieces with the students. What a treat to connect to all these young artists in Kansas City - I also have something for the architecture there - amazing old buildings from the late 19th Century and 1930's...hope to be back soon!

Video Sketches by Theresa Wong

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I've been creating video sketches which experiment with color, gesture, materials, surfaces, light and spacial settings. Steeping in thoughts of color and gesture as pre-linguistic forms of expression, I see this work developing in many future forms, including an upcoming string quartet that will premiere in November as a part of Del Sol Quartet's 25th Anniversary Festival