Jason Kao Hwang / Burning Bridge
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tickets: $35/day, $30 advance, $170 Festival pass, Seniors and Students $20
Jason Kao Hwang / Burning Bridge will perform at the Vision Festival 17 on Saturday, June 16th, 10:30pm. Also appearing that day The Next Generation: Time -Tom Zlabinger's York College Creative Ensemble, Nicole Federici's Sonic Smith, Jeff Lederer's Brooklyn Frontiers HIgh School,Claire Daly's LItchfield Jazz Combo; Rachel Bernsen - dance; Steve Swell Quintet; Joelle Leandre (bass), Nicole MItchell - flute, Tom Buckner - voice; Trio 3 - Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake
Composer/Violinist Jason Kao Hwang's "Burning Bridge" premiered at the Chicago World Music Festival and has been performed at Edgefest (MI), the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Roulette (NYC), the Bop Shop (Rochester) and the Chamber Music America National Conference. "Burning Bridge" has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2009 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Burning Bridge" sets afire the boundaries of our aesthetic sensibilities, cultural assumptions, instrumental technique and my personal history. "Burning Bridge" is a meta-language that is both the vehicle and essence of this music.
Bridges burn between the various traditions of each instrument - Chinese, Jazz and Classical - to forge a single musical voice resonant with distinct cultural overtones. With the poetic complexities inherent to this sound, this music possesses all the attributes of any human being. "Burning Bridge" is the experience, not the representation. - Jason Kao Hwang