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Jen Shyu in Concert

Friday, November 13th, 2015 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Free


WORKSHOP:
***Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.***
Intermedia Improvisation: From the Thought to its Holistic Expression
Open to all musicians, dancers, artists, and non-artists (Musicians, please bring your instruments)
 
PERFORMANCE:
***Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:00 pm***
Part 1: Invocation: Trio with Mark Dresser (bass) and Nicole M. Mitchell (flutes), featuring songs composed to poems by Shyu's mentor and friend, the late Taiwanese nuclear engineer and poet Edward Cheng.
Part 2:  Jen Shyu's Solo Rites: Seven Breaths directed by Garin Nugroho (Shyu: compositions, vocals, Taiwanese moon lute, gayageum, piano, dance)
 
All events Free and open to the public!
 
Some recent press on the new album!
 
About JEN SHYU: 
Born in Peoria, Illinois, USA, from Taiwanese and East Timorese parents, 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award recipient JEN SHYU is an·experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, producer, and Fulbright scholar. Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal) writes, “…Ms. Shyu is among New York's most invigorating vocal presences. And perhaps the most enigmatic.” She has produced five albums as a leader: For Now, Jade Tongue, Inner Chapters, Raging Waters and Red Sands, and is the first female artist and vocalist as bandleader on the Pi Recordings label with the widely praised album Synastry with legendary bassist Mark Dresser. After graduating from Stanford University, she became the vocalist of saxophonist Steve Coleman’s Five Elements from 2003 to 2011 and has presented her own music at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bimhuis (Netherlands), Salihara Theater (Indonesia), National Gugak Center, and National Theater of Korea, to name a few. She has also performed with Dave Burrell, Chris Potter, Michael Formanek, Mat Maneri, among others, and in Anthony Braxton’s operas Trillium E·and·Trillium J.
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