Shaw Pong Liu
Raise Your Hand if You're Not Here: Theater and Sound-based Performance (Fall 2012)
Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward. (Spring 2012)
Boston-based violinist Shaw Pong Liu creates performance collaborations which interplay improvised music, narration and audience interaction. Her current project, A Bird a Day, explores birds, sunrises and music (www.abirdaday.org). Other recent productions include Of a River, a live performance installation with dancers, musicians, and silk in Dayton, OH; Soldiers' Tales Untold, a musical-narrative production mixing veterans' stories, music of Stravinsky, and audience dialogue about the long-term costs of war (www.soldierstalesuntold); and The Ligeti Project, with the music of composer Gyorgy Ligeti and improvising string quartet. She is also the founder of the 99% String Quartet (www.99percentstringquartet.org).
A frequent guest soloist with MIT's innovative Gamelan GalakTika and Ensemble Robot, Shaw Pong has performed and premiered dozens of new works, with groups including Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, the Ludovico Ensemble, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
U.C. Berkeley (alumna)
New England Conservatory of Music (alumna)
The Blue Sky Project (resident artist)
The University of Dayton (resident artist)
Acadia National Park (resident artist)
White-Crowned Sparrow Song from A Bird a Day:
Colony Unsettling (excerpt) violin and voice collaboration with Ari Tabei and Blue Sky Project youth, Dayton, OH:
"Sweet Sweet" Duo improvisation with Daniel Villareal, percussion:
The Stream Flows Chinese folk song: