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REPRESENT ASIAN | Self-taught jazz pianist Vijay Iyer: a professorship, a MacArthur Fellow and an A4 honoree

REPRESENT ASIAN | Self-taught jazz pianist Vijay Iyer: a professorship, a MacArthur Fellow and an A4 honoree

Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In January 2014, Iyer will join the Harvard University Department of Music as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts. Meanwhile Iyer will be honored at the Asian American Arts Alliance’s 31st Anniversary Gala Benefit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at TriBeCa Rooftop. Continue reading

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

PITTSBURGH: “The rules of democracy are under pressure,” states the Dutch avant-pop composer JacobTV. “Our government makes decisions without asking the parliament for permission. The Dutch government bailed out corporations and paid too much money. Everything in the world is changing right now. In a way, that has always been the case, but I think we … Continue reading

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 |  Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 | Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is the second installment of my interview with Randy Gener, curatorial adviser and co-creator of the USA national pavilion “From the Edge,” about the Prague Quadrennial.  I’ve included … Continue reading

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 |   A Ripple Effect

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 | A Ripple Effect

“The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?” Continue reading

Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable

Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable

In an interview he granted exclusively for Applause magazine, Craig Lucas recuses himself from addressing how a Denver Center Theater Company revival of Reckless might speak to our 21st century concerns. “You’re asking me,” Lucas says, in response to my impertinent question, “to assess audiences and society, as opposed to my individual engagement with themes … Continue reading

Electronic musician Scanner samples sound to traverse new forms, landscape, video and space

Electronic musician Scanner samples sound to traverse new forms, landscape, video and space

PRAGUE, LONDON and NEW YORK CITY:  The British sound artist Scanner’s real name is Robin Van Rimbaud. Intensely active in sound art since 1991, Scanner has produced concerts, compositions, installations and recordings. He has collaborated with artists from every imaginable genre. Recently, for example, Scanner re-scored the classic black & white movie Dr Jekyll & Mr … Continue reading

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

NEW YORK CITY:  On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took … Continue reading