October 20, 2018

In this video, I take a look at Liza Lim's newest opera, Atlas of the Sky, and talk with Lim about collaboration in her creative process.

September 23, 2018

The gender representation discussion in contemporary music has become ever more urgent these days. Countless evaluations, theories, and strategies have been posited onto the discussion table, and now festivals and ensembles are being pressed more than ever to put words...

September 8, 2018

In Germany, they sell cocktails of cola and Jack Daniel’s whiskey in pre-packaged cans. I thought that was weird, but not for the reason you would think. In the summer after my Freshman year of college, I did an intense musicianship program at the European American Mus...

October 17, 2017

This word originally appeared in my Fall 2017 Harvard Crimson column, "Difference Tones," which can be found here.

One of my favorite pieces of music is a short text by viola player and writer Martine Thomas ’18. The piece is titled “path”:

1 leave all possessions


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