June 2006

Byron and Aaron Jafferis continue writing Stuck Elevator, about the Chinese take-out guy who was trapped in an elevator for three days after delivering an order of shrimp fried rice.
Tracey Towers
Tracey Towers, Bronx, NY
Last month, in New Haven and New York, they finished an initial synopsis, met with director David Herskovits, visited the Tracey Towers, and rode the infamous elevator.
Elevator
Tracey Towers elevator
This summer they will complete the first draft. Thanks to API/2, Artist Trust, and 4Culture who all support the development and initial presentation of this new opera.

On June 17th, Byron teaches two composing for taiko workshops at the Regional Taiko Gathering in Portland, Oregon.

At the end of June, he travels to Xiamen, Shanghai, and Beijing.