Last month, Chai completed a residency in Paris at the Centre Pompidou’s IRCAM with composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinki, where they collaborated on a music/visual art/artificial intelligence program, Antescofo, designed by Marco Stroppa. (Watch a video of Chai in action with Antescofo here.)
This month Chai continues her global tour, appearing at the Festival Leo Brouwer in Cuba, performing her “Piano Steampunk” at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music & Audio Technologies and the San Francisco Center for New Music, and performing at the Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium.
Next up, she brings Kapuscinki’s “Juicy” — the very piece they collaborated on at IRCAM — to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Also on the horizon are performances of her environmentally-themed recital program, Acqua Alta (High Water), in which she pairs works by Scarlatti, Orlando Gibbons, Marco Stroppa, Ravel, Liszt, John Cage, and others with video art examining the effects of climate change on the Earth’s oceans.
Preview Acqua Alta video art with her performance of Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata here.