This web site is still under construction.  
I will be adding more music, photos, videos, and old reviews.

My next CD, VOICE,  will be released by Innova Records this fall. VOICE is comprised of two sets,  Lifelines and Words of Our Own.  Lifelines features Deanna Relyea (voice) and Piotr Michalowski (sopranino sax/bass clarinet) with my EDGE quartet: Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet/flugelhorn), Andrew Drury (drum set), Ken Filiano (string bass) and myself (composer/violin).  Words of Our Own features Tom Buckner (voice), Joe McPhee (tenor sax/pocket trumpet),  William Parker (string bass), Sang Won Park (kayagum/ajeng) and myself (composer/viola).  We perform the poetry of Lester Afflick, Patricia Spears Jones, Davida Singer, Fay Chiang, Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo. 

Sing House and Amygdala are my two most recent bands.

Sing House, my quintet with Andrew Drury (drums), Ken Filiano (string bass), Chris Forbes (piano), Steve Swell (trombone) and myself (composer/ violin/ viola), had a great gig at Vision Festival 20.  I also enjoyed my set with Patrica Parker, Jason Jordan (dance), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums).  Info

Amygdala, with Rami Seo (gayageum), Michael Wimberly (djembe/ precision) and myself (composer/ violin/ viola), had a great gig at the Red Hook Jazz Festival.  Info

The music is moving forward.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion,  a superb show produced by the NY Historical Society, had a great run in NYC this past spring. It will re-open at the Oregon Historical Society in January, 2016.  I was honored to have scored music for the concluding video exhibit.  There is also an exhibit with 8mm films of my family.   Info
Listen to Kevin Whitehead's review of Burning Bridge on National Public Radio's Fresh Air.  Listen
I enjoyed my annual lecture at the Queens College Summer Youth Program.  Kids are accepted on a competitive basis, so they are highly motivated and sharp.
I look forward to the upcoming semester teaching Sound Image, a production course on sound design, at New York University's Undergrad Department of Film and TV.

Zilzal, my duos with Ayman Fanouse (guitar/ bazooka), was selected as one of the Top CDs of 2014 by All About Jazz in  Italy.  Zilzal was also voted into the second round of the Grammy Awards.

Sound+Movement: Resurrection Revolution - Patricia Parker

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R&R first performed in January 2015 as a quartet, under the title ‘Challenge Listening’ with Patricia Nicholson, Jason Jordan – dance and music – Jason Kao Hwang (violin/viola), TA Thompson(drum set). The quintet came together at Judson Church on Saturday July 12 2015 at the 20th Vision Festival with the addition of Bill Mazza’s live art projections. This will be the most complete presentation.