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Monday, July 20th

sounds of New York

Jason Kao Hwang’s Spontaneous River Orchestra (JKH, conductor, violin; Sarah Bernstein, Skye Steele, Rosie Hertlein, Helen Yee, Leonor Falcon, Ben Sutin, Fredrika Krier, Aimee Nieman, Gwen Laster, violin; Melanie Dyer, Joanna Mattrey, viola; Daniel Levin, cello; Hill Greene, Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), “New York” (L. Jenkins), “Bien Ho Blues / Nothing But Love” (B. Bang), live, New York, 2016

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, November 28th

sounds of New York

Is there any greater joy, as a listener, than being swept away by sounds unlike any you’ve heard before?

Jason Kao Hwang (composer, conductor, violin) and the Spontaneous River Orchestra (Andrew Drury [drums], Ken Filiano [bass], 37 string improvisers), Symphony of Souls, live (studio), New York, 2011

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, November 25th

sounds of New York

Why not begin the week with something new?

Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House (JKH, violin, viola, compositions; Kalun Leung, trombone; Christopher Forbes, piano; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 9/29/19

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

not grown to a butterfly
this late in autumn
a caterpillar

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Makoto Ueda

Tuesday, October 22nd

sounds of New York

Jason Kao Hwang (1957-), If We Live in Forgetfulness, We Die in a Dream (2011); Momenta Quartet, live, New York, 2012

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

If you have some photos of yourself when you were four or eight or twelve or fifteen, hold them up against the mirror. Are you the four-year-old, the eight-year-old, the fifteen-year-old, the twenty-five-year-old, or the one who is looking into the mirror, or all of them? If you are all of them, then by now you must be thousands of different people.

—Ayya Khema (1923-1997)Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path (1987)

Monday, September 16th

sounds of New York
day one

Jason Kao Hwang Human Rites Trio (JKH, compositions, violin, viola; Ken Filiano, bass; Andrew Drury, drums), live, New York, 7/16/19

 

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Today is very nothing like / Any other day that once soared / In this place.

—W.S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Don Brown Route”

Saturday, August 4th

sounds (and sights) of New York

Critical Response Trio (Jason Kao Hwang, violin; Anders Nilsson, guitar; Michael TA Thompson, drums) & Douglas Dunn + Dancers, live, New York, 2018

 

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random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Wednesday, March 19th

sounds of New York

William Parker (bass), Christian McBride (bass), Cooper-Moore (drums), Charles Gayle (tenor saxophone), Hamiett Bluiett (baritone saxophone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), live (benefit concert), New York, 2012

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musical thoughts

Q: What would you do if you were not a composer?

Augusta Read Thomas (1964-): . . . I would spend all day listening. I could listen all day long until the day I die to music I’ve never heard and only begin to scratch the surface. There’s so much new. . . .

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