This concert will be streamed on the Center for New Music YouTube channel.
NAC benefit concert featuring works by living composers, performers and artists from minority communities including women artists and artists of color, followed by an open discussion via Zoom with artist panelists and guests. By giving voice and visibility to women artists and artists of color, NAC is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the music and arts field. NAC curates the benefit event featuring topics and artworks created and performed by women artists and artists of color, as an inclusive space for shared value to serve the communities of experimental music and interdisciplinary arts.
Pianist Eunmi Ko, Ting Luo and a few other wonderful musicians, including Kathleen Supove(pianist), Nicole Brancato(pianist), Nicholas Phillips(pianist), Chia Jui(Erhu), Wioleta Kaminska(multimedia) and Gloria Damijan(pianist/composer) will be performing works by Emily Koh, Chen Yi, Li Yuan-Qing, Jean Ahn, Reena Esmail, Anthony R. Green, Juhi Bansal and Vera Ivanova. NAC will premiere two multimedia piano pieces Snow and Crossroad from FOOTSTEPS by Jean Ahn and video artist Jo Ho. Other premiere pieces include Lost in.., sound and music by Ting Luo, visuals by Marco Pinter, and FIELDS OF REPRESSION, piano duo by Ting Luo and Gloria Damijan.
This concert will be followed by an open Zoom discussion featuring performers and composers, including most of the composers whose works are performed in the evening. Audiences are more than welcome to join and speak about what they concern about, which may be relevant to new music, living composers, interdisciplinary arts, and artists from minorities.
The event is hosted by New Arts Collaboration, co-hosted by the Contemporary Art Music Project, and Network for New Music. Donations received in this event will be contributed to supporting the world premiere of NAC Piano and Multimedia World Premiere Concert happening on November 7th, 2021 at Old First Concert.
NAC Event: https://newartscollaboration.org/event-in-2021
Donate to NAC Fundraiser: https://newartscollaboration.org/fundraiser
Ting Luo, pianist and director of New Arts Collaboration, based in Bay Area, California. She has performed and lectured in prestigious venues in China and U.S., advocating contemporary music. Ting Luo has curated a multimedia music and art project – NAC (NewArtsCollaboration.org) since 2020. She actively collaborates with artists from multiple disciplines including visual artists, composers, and sound artists. Works by NAC have been featured in The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Digital Shorts Film Festival, Fresh Inc Festival, New Music Gathering Conference/Festival, and are programmed by Old First Concert Series and Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium.
Pianist Eunmi Ko concertizes as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, and Americas. She appeared in concert halls and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Herbst Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Festival de Musica Contemporanea (Madrid), CLUSTER (Italy), San Francisco International Piano Festival, Seoul Arts Center, among others. Praised for original interpretations, abundances of piano technique, and interesting programming, she performs a wide range of piano repertoire from premieres of new works by living composers to the traditional and rarely played piano works. She is the co-founder and President of the Contemporary Art Music Project and artistic director of the international new music festival Dot The Line(Korea).
Schuttenhelm’s collaborators have included such artists as Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Robert Black, Tempo del Fuoco and the Connecticut Trio. Popular recording artist Paul Bisaccia featured Schuttenhelm’s music on the PBS Special, The Great American Piano, calling it “rich in content, delicate, elegant, and deliberately beautiful.” Schuttenhelm performs extensively as a concert guitarist, and has played with the FIREWORKS Ensemble, toured with Purple Rock Productions and performed with the Wellspring Dance Company. Schuttenhelm is on the faculty at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University. Thomas Schuttenhelm is the artistic director of Network for New Music.
New Arts Collaboration
New Arts Collaboration is a music and art project for presenting and advocating new and experimental piano works with extended technique and multimedia. In our vision, piano as a medium of human expression could be formed and involved freely and experimentally with other mediums including electronics, fixed media, and visual, which has its unique voice and soul to be heard. NAC connects with artists from multi-disciplined fields, forming a strong bond for artists to collaborate with each other, including composers, sound artists, visual artists and so on.
Works by NAC have been selected and featured in CAPMT-MTNA Artists Panel Webinar, The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Digital Shorts Film Festival, Fresh Inc Festival, New Music Gathering Conference/Festival, Old First Concert Series and Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium in 2021.
*New Arts Collaboration is a fiscally-sponsored affiliate of InterMusic SF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to small ensemble music in the San Francisco Bay Area.
*program order subject to change.
- Rang De Basant by Reena Esmail
Chia Jui(erhu), Kuo Hsiang-Hao(Piano Accompanist)
- Taohuawu by Li Yuan-Qing
- Fire and Brimstone by Juhi Bansal
- Plum Blossom by Chen Yi
- No.1 Snow from FOOTSTEPS | music by Jean Ahn, visual by Jo Ho
- No. 4 Crossroad from FOOTSTEPS | music by Jean Ahn, visual by Jo Ho
- Lost in.. | music by Ting Luo, visual by Marco Pinter
Gloria Damijan and Ting Luo(piano duo)
- FIELDS OF REPRESSION by Gloria Damijan
- Angular by Ting Luo, saturation temp! by Emily Koh
- In the Fog from In the Deep Heart’s Core by Vera Ivanov
- I am going mad(libs) by Anthony R. Green
- The Water Lilies by Wioleta Kaminska
- A Wildfire Lullaby #3
- In Memoriam Frederic Rzewski by Kathleen Supove
- Etude No. 2 for piano solo by Don Byron
Ting Luo – New Arts Collaboration
Eunmi Ko – Contemporary Art Music Project
Thomas Schuttenhelm – Network for New Music