Friday, April 26 will see the third installation of my LUTALICA PROJECT, my exploration of Pacific Rim composers, music, and cultural identity, co-presented by Redshift Music and Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra. This has been a tremendous ongoing journey: to date, I’ve performed and recorded roughly half of the twenty pieces selected from an international Call for Scores by composers who live in, or hail from, countries along the Pacific Rim. LUTALICA Part III will feature music by Nirmali Fenn (Australia/Sri Lanka/ Singapore), Mario Mora (Chile), Chun-Ju Yen (Taiwan), and a newly commissioned work by Canadian-Mexican composer Alfredo Santa Ana: Notgnirrac, a piece inspired by the British-Mexican surrealist painter, Leonora Carrington. For this concert I’ll be joined by the Taiwanese-Canadian zheng virtuoso, Dailin Hsieh. Together we’ll perform Kan-Kin by the late Canadian composer Elliot Weisgarber.
This evening will also the digital release for my studio recording of Lutalica: Part One, featuring works by Hope Lee, Ellen Lindquist, Pedro Alvarez, Kaiyi Kao, Philip Brownlee, Etsuko Hori, Nova Pon, Graham Flett, and Emilie LeBel. The album will also include the video of Hope Lee’s forever after, made by Vancouver film maker Mark Mushet (which can be viewed above). So it’ll be a very special evening! Tickets for LUTALICA Part III can be purchased HERE.