composer ★ songs of dislocation

2014 SNAPSHOT creating interdisciplinary musical events through exhibitions, performances, residencies, and teaching happen in Blacksburg, Houston, Manasota Keys, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Piano Concerto – Houston
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts · University of Houston

In this conceptual piano concerto, composer Byron Au Yong and artist Susie J. Lee gather 11 Houston-based pianists to share stories during an open rehearsal. The interviews and audio/video recordings inform an installation of solo video portraits and an ensemble audio sculpture. Piano Concerto – (name of host city) is available for museums and other cultural venues.

趙氏孤兒 The Orphan of Zhao
American Conservatory Theatre · San Francisco
La Jolla Playhouse · San Diego

Carey Perloff directs this classic Chinese play about revenge and sacrifice. Original music includes three ensemble numbers, six solos, and musical transitions for the 25 scenes. An honor to work with the award-winning cast and creative team on The Orphan of Zhao.

March Music Moderne IV · Portland

For the 100th anniversary, of Erik Satie's Sports et Divertissements. composer/curator Bob Priest invites composers to respond to Le Tango Perpétuel. Tangosa, for string trio, is available for future performances. Another trio called Lost Fireflies – for violin, cello, piano – is available for dedication and first performance.

Visit Calendar for a full list of 2014 exhibitions, performances, residencies, service, and teaching.

Upcoming Free Events

January 18, 2015
2PM (Sold Out) & 3:30PM (RSVP)
Frye Art Museum · Seattle

May 2015 (TBA)
Leah Stein Dance Company
Mendelssohn Club · Philadelphia

Become Involved
Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong works with choreographers, scientists, sculptors, technologists, writers, and experts in multiple disciplines. Examples include Farewell: a fantastical contemplation on America’s relationship with China, commissioned by Spectrum Dance Theatre, Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas, 64 musical miniatures based on the I Ching 易經, and Stuck Elevator, a comic-rap-scrap-metal-opera.
Byron Au Yong: Yiju
Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay