Composer ★ Songs of Dislocation

Composer ★ Songs of Dislocation
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Summer 2014

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Residency
Writer Aaron Jafferis and composer Byron Au Yong develop Trigger, a theatrical oratorio about belonging and isolation prompted by the Virginia Tech Tragedy. Along with creating the foundation for this new project, they interact with artists, scholars and performances at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. Below are two related public events:

June 27 Can Art Mediate Conflict? Yale Center for British Art
June 28 Developing New Work Broadway Lofts

The Orphan of Zhao (趙氏孤兒) U.S. Premiere Production
A classic Chinese play about revenge and sacrifice in a new adaptation by James Fenton, directed by Carey Perloff. The music for this production includes three ensemble numbers + six solos, as well as numerous musical transitions for the 25 scenes. This is a play with music scored for voices, xun, kubing, violin, cello, cymbals, drum, gongs, and water.

June 4-29 American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco
July 8-August 3 La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego
Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation that mix avant-garde techniques, classical music & folk ceremonies. LISTEN to audio samples & WATCH video excerpts. Find events on the CALENDAR & read ABOUT his songs of dislocation. CONTACT him to collaborate.