May Concert Extravaganza

Some of you might have noticed that I have a rather large amount of upcoming concerts. I’m rather surprised by this myself. It seems that a number of my projects have come together at the same time. I guess I shouldn’t be so shocked, since this is how things tend to work when one is in an academic program.

This summer, I’ll be traveling back to Japan to study shamisen, shakuhachi, and hopefully start to learn a bit of nohkan (transverse flute). I don’t have any concerts planned for when I’m out there, so these concerts will most likely be my last until next September, at the very least, my last in the US.

Anyway, here’s the list:

Tonight! In Pittsburgh, The The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble with premiere my piece, “fuurin” for flute and trumpet.

This Sunday!, Katherine Price will premiere my piece “Sea Lily” for unaccompanied soprano as part of the Oregon Composers Forum / UO Vocal Department Unaccompanied Workshop Premieres.

May 1st, I will share some of my fixed media collaborations, and possibly a sneak peak at my new piece, “Koryphaios” for alto flute and electronics at the mysterious [m] concert.

May 2nd, Tara Schwab will premiere “Koryphaios” for alto flute and electronics at the Future Music Oregon / Molly Barth’s Flute Studio Concert.

May 5th is a very special concert, involving performers Yusun Kim and Hyerim Choi who are coming from South Korea to join the TaiHei Ensemble in an evening of premieres, including my pieces “PulseStream” for ajaeang and electronics and “Diaspora” for alto sax and gayageum.

May 8th is the Future Music Oregon Concert, where I will perform my piece “Requiem” for shamisen and electronics.

May 10th, I will be performing shamisen again with renown cellist Ronald Feldman, premiering my new duet for shamisen and cello (title pending).

May 11th, last but not least, my piece “Umagata” for flute and guitar will be performed at the Oregon Composers Forum spring concert.

I hope to see some of you a these performances.

After that, it’s a full summer of studying Japanese music, revising scores, and sending pieces off to competitions!

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