7.19.10 US premiere of Etude pour Espace, spatialized orchestration by Chou, to be performed by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Steven Schick, conductor, at Varèse: Revolution, Lincoln Center Festival, Alice Tully Hall, New York.
4.19.10 to 4.23.10 Participate in “Music from the Past, Music
for the Future,” Pacific Rim Music Festival, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
4.23.10 Commentator at symposium: “Intercultural Creative Process.”
4.19.10 Lead colloquium: “Prerequisite for a 21st Century Composer: a
Personal Experience,” Department of Music, UCSC
4.23.10 Eternal Pine, performed by Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea (CMEK)
4.24.10 Ode to Eternal Pine, performed by New York New Music Ensemble
4.24.10 Both pieces discussed in post concert talk with members of CMEK and NYNME
4.19.10 Attended US premiere of “Varèse: The One All Alone,” produced
by Frank Scheffer in collaboration with Chou, presented by Other Minds
Festival, San Francisco.
After screening, participated in discussion with Frank Scheffer and
Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic Director of Other Minds.
4.16.10 Performance of Varèse’s Etude pour Espace,
edited with spatialized orchestration by Chou, at Varèse 360°, Southbank
2.28.10 Video conference with artists at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 15th Other Minds Music Festival, San Francisco, CA
11.14.09 to 11.17.09 In residence at Wien Modern Festival, Vienna
11.14.09 “Varèse,” oral history concert: performance
and Echoes from the Gorge with comments by Chou on Varèse and his Déserts as well
as Chou and his Echoes, Vienna Concert Hall.
11.16.09 Discussion with film maker Frank Scheffer for showing of his
film “Varèse: The One All Alone.”
11.17.09 Lecture “Varèse: Music and Natural Phenomena” at
the symposium “Musik, Mathematik und Architektur,” University of Music and Dramatic Art, Vienna
10.10.09 to 10.15.09 Helped organize program for concert series “Varèse--
Before and After,” Festival Slowind, Ljubljana, Slovenia
works by Varèse and composers
who interacted with him, Chou, as well as young European composers, performed by Slowind Wind
Quintet; Slovene Philharmonic Brass Ensemble, Robert Aitken, conductor; and others.
10.10.09 Presented one-day international workshop on Varèse
at University of Ljubljana.
10.12.09 Participated in a discussion with film maker Frank Scheffer
at showing of his film “Varèse: The One All Alone,” produced in collaboration
10.3.09 to 10.4.09 Performance of Varèse’s Etude
edited with spatialized orchestration by Chou, at Varèse 360°, Festival
Salle Pleyel, Paris
8.28.09 Biography on Chou, The Music of Chou Wen-chung by
Eric C. Lai, published by Ashgate Publishing Limited, UK
6.13.09 to 6.14.09 Varèse 360° concerts featuring
major works at Holland Festival, Amsterdam
Premiere of Chou’s spatialized orchestration of
Etude pour Espace, completed in residence in Amsterdam, with technical assistance by
Jan Panis, performed by Asko Ensemble and conducted by Peter Eotvos.
June 2009 “Whither Chinese Composers?” article by Chou published
in Chinese version of Contemporary Music Review, entitled “China and the West--
the Birth of a New Music,” published
by Shanghai Conservatory of Music Publishing, Shanghai, China
4.27.09 Premiere of Ode to Eternal Pine (re-composed
version of Eternal Pine for modern instruments) by New York New Music Ensemble,
Merkin Hall, New York
10.26.08 Premiere of Eternal Pine for traditional
Korean ensemble by Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea (CMEK) at the International Composers
Series, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
1.12.08 to 1.13.08 Chou spoke on Varese’s historic concepts
and Déserts at the two- concert series “Chou Wen-chung and the Varese Story” in
Twilight Colors and Echoes from the Gorge performed by New Music Concerts, Robert
Lecture “Natural Phenomena and Human Emotion.”