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Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, 8PM
Wong/McCowen/Dan Trio + Shani Aviram
Wong/McCowen/Dan Trio

An evening of free improv and electronics with very special guest from China, sax and bamboo flute maestro, Lao Dan

Wong/McCowen/Dan Trio

  • Shani Aviram – laptop
  • Theresa Wong – cello/voice
  • John McCowen – Bb & contrabass clarinet, treble recorder
  • Lao Dan – saxophone and bamboo instruments

Theresa Wong is a cellist, vocalist, composer and improviser actively exploring the intersection where music meets with the creative spirit of experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her works include The Unlearning (Tzadik), 21 songs inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War etchings, O Sleep, an improvised opera exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life and Venice Is A Fish, a collection of solo songs. Wong has been commissioned by Splinter Reeds Ensemble, Vajra Voices and the Del Sol String Quartet and collaborates with many singular artists including Fred Frith, Ellen Fullman, Luciano Chessa, Chris Brown, conceptual artist Jonathon Keats and filmmaker Daria Martin.  Wong has presented her music internationally and throughout the US at venues including Fondation Cartier in Paris, Cafe Oto in London, Unlimited 21 Festival in Wels, Austria, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and Roulette and The Stone in New York City. For more information, please see

Lao Dan has been playing saxophone and Chinese Flutes for more than twenty years. He graduated from Shenyang Conservatory in 2012, majoring in Chinese Flutes. He was the principal flute player in Shenyang Youth Orchestra. He is deeply rooted in Eastern/Chinese traditional music and flutes are his powerful instrument, as well as saxophone. He is also influenced by Free Jazz, both European and American Jazz icons such as Peter Brötzmann and US legend Roscoe Michell, as well as Japanese Free Jazz. He has performed with Japanese Veteran Drummer Sabu Toyozumi, AACM member Ralph Thomas, guitarist Marc Ribot and many others.

Wong/McCowen/Dan Trio + Shani Aviram
April 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
April 4, 2018 @ 10:00 pm