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VOICE: Free Download & Streaming of WKCR Radio Interview of Artists

by Jason Kao Hwang

Free Streaming Download and Streaming (85 min) of Columbia University's WKCR New Music Director Mert Ussakli's interview with Jason Kao Hwang, Thomas Buckner, Deanna Relyea, Piotr Michalowski, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky about VOICE. This is a lively discussion about the creative process and the relationship between music and poetry.

VOICE

by Jason Kao Hwang

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Release date: 1/29/16

VOICE is comprised of two sets of music and poetry. The first set, Lifelines features Jason Kao Hwang/EDGE with Taylor Ho Bynum(cornet/ flugelhorn), Andrew Drury (drum set), Ken Filiano (string bass), and Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin) plus Deanna Relyea (voice) and Piotr Michalowski (sopranino sax/ bass clarinet). My compositions engage the poetry of Lester Afflick, Patricia Spears Jones and Davida Singer. This was the last EDGE recording before our hiatus. The second set, Words of Our Own, features Tom Buckner (voice), Joe McPhee(pocket trumpet), William Parker (string bass), Sang Won Park (kayagum/ ajeng/ voice) and Jason Kao Hwang (composer/viola). My compositions engage five poets - Lester Afflick, Fay Chiang, Steve Dalachinsky, Patricia Spears Jones and Yuko Otomo

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  1. 1 nocturnal 07:23
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  2. 2 vertigo 04:08
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  3. 3 Someone 06:55
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  4. 4 Days of Awe 06:51
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  5. 5 I Raise Myself 08:19
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  6. 6 Charles Gayle Trio @ Knitting Factory 7/20/92 (Vattel Cherry - bass, Marc Edwards - drums) 01:34
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  7. 7 What You Know 02:42
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  8. 8 I Dream About You Baby (for C.H.) 04:16
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  9. 9 Father 03:03
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  10. 10 in the wind there is a presence #2 03:47
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  11. 11 a rose is a rose (for Bruce Webber) 12:19
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  12. 12 In Like Paradise/Out Like the Blues 03:19
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  13. 13 Gypsy Prayers 06:59
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Zilzal

by Ayman Fanouse (guitar, bouzouki). Jason Kao Hwang (violin, viola

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Zilzal is the recorded debut of the duo of Ayman Fanous (acoustic guitar/ bouzouki) and Jason Hwang (violin/ viola). The name of both the album and title track is the Arabic word for earthquake. And this music represents the collision of several musical worlds. Forged in New York’s downtown music scene of the late 1990’s, this duo has developed a unique improvisational language that spans many streams of musical culture, aesthetics, and compositional philosophy. In its inter-cultural egalitarianism, it could only have been made in America.

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  1. 1 Nilometer at Roda (Listen to first track for Free!) 08:55 Info
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  2. 2 DNA: Untranslated 02:25 Info
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  3. 3 DNA: Messenger, the Message 03:25 Info
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  4. 4 Zilzal 06:16 Info
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  5. 5 Mausoleum of Keyboards, the Crossbowman 09:01 Info
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  6. 6 Lapwing 07:15 Info
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  7. 7 Darb-al-Arbaeen 08:43 Info
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  8. 8 Tree of the Virgin at Matariya 12:02 Info
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Jason Kao Hwang/ Burning Bridge

by Jason Kao Hwang

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  1. 1 Ashes, Essence 21:59 Info
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  2. 2 Worship, Whirling 13:35 Info
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  3. 3 Fiery, Far Away 10:39 Info
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  4. 4 Incense, In Sense 16:44 Info
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  5. 5 Ocean, O Sun 15:54 Info
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Spontaneous River: Symphony of Souls

by Jason Kao Hwang

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Jason Kao Hwang’s Spontaneous River, based in New York City, is an orchestra of 37 string improvisers plus drum set. It is only in recent years that more and more string players have engaged in the art of improvisational music. Spontaneous River is an ensemble and a community that represents this emerging movement. The power of Spontaneous River is drawn from both the sonic unity of strings and the undeniable individualism of each musician’s “voice.”

Mr. Hwang’s composition, Symphony of Souls is a spontaneous flow of notated passages and conducted improvisations that sing stories of life journey through an abundant sound emanating from blues, jazz, classical and world sources.

As Dr. Thomas Stanley writes in the liner notes, “The orchestra is then summoned to explore soul as both a nexus of dialog and as the motive force compelling action and interaction. “I felt in this one unified sound, I could hear the voice of each soul,” Jason recalls, “The music was a whole tree, but you could hear each individual leaf in motion.”

COMPOSER/ CONDUCTOR/ VIOLIN: Jason Kao Hwang (jasonkaohwang.com)

DRUMS: Andrew Drury
VIOLIN: Trina Basu, Sarah Bernstein, Charles Burnham, Julianne Carney, Mark Chung, Fung Chern Hwei, Rosi Hertlein, Gwen Laster, Marlene Rice, Dave Soldier, Curtis Stewart, Elektra Kurtis, Midori Yamamoto, Helen Yee
VIOLA: Leanne Darling, Nicole Federici, Judith Insell, Eric Salazar, David Wallace GUITAR: Cristian Amigo, Bradley Farberman, James Keepnews, Dom Minasi, David Ross, Tor Snyder, Hans Tammen CELLO: Martha Colby, Loren Dempster, Daniel Levin, Tomas Ulrich, Shanda Wooley
STRING BASS: Michael Bisio, Ken Filiano, Francois Grillot, Clifton Jackson, Tom Zlabinger, James Ilgenfritz

Executive Producer: Dave Soldier

© ℗ Symphony of Souls, by Jason Kao Hwang, Flying Panda Music, BMI All Rights Reserved 2011

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  1. 1 Movement 1, Symphony of Souls (Listen to First Track for Free) 03:52 Info
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  2. 2 Movement 2, Symphony of Souls 06:03 Info
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  3. 3 Movement 3, Symphony of Souls 09:32 Info
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  4. 4 Movement 4, Symphony of Souls 09:08 Info
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  5. 5 Movement 5, Symphony of Souls 05:07 Info
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  6. 6 Movement 6, Symphony of Souls 06:20 Info
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  7. 7 Movement 7, Symphony of Souls 06:19 Info
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  8. 8 Movement 8, Symphony of Souls 02:26 Info
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  9. 9 Movement 9, Symphony of Souls 04:37 Info
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  10. 10 Movement 10, Symphony of Souls 07:45 Info
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  11. 11 Movement 11, Symphony of Souls 02:04 Info
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Crossroads Unseen

by Jason Kao Hwang/ EDGE

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Jason Kao Hwang - composer/ violin/ viola Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet/ flugelhorn Andrew Drury - drum set Ken Filiano - string bass

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  1. 1 Elemental Determination (Listen to First track for Free!) 10:17 Info Free
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  2. 2 The Path Around the House 12:05 Info
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  3. 3 Transients 10:39 Info
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  4. 4 Crossroads Unseen 11:26 Info
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  5. 5 One Day 10:09 Info
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Commitment The Complete Recordings 1981/ 1983

by Jason Kao Hwang

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COMMITMENT Will Connell. Jr. - flute, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, wood flutes Jason Kao Hwang - violin. viola. bird calls Zen Matsuura - drums William Parker - string bass

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  1. 1 Mountain Song 03:33 Info Free
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  2. 2 The Web of Forces 06:36 Info
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  3. 3 Famine 05:10 Info
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  4. 4 Grassy Hills, The Sun (1980) 10:06 Info
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  5. 5 No Name 11:03 Info
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  6. 6 Ocean 10:38 Info
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  7. 7 The Pathway 06:25 Info
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  8. 8 Diary for One at Night 21:58 Info
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  9. 9 Continuous 22:34 Info
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  10. 10 Grassy Hills, The Sun (1983) 16:16 Info
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  11. 11 Whole Grain 09:48 Info
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Stories Before Within

by Jason Kao Hwang/EDGE

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Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet/flugelhorn Andrew Drury - drum set Ken Filiano - string bass Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola

Released in 2007

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  1. 1 Cloud Call 10:35 Info
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  2. 2 From East 6th Street 07:00 Info
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  3. 3 Walking Pictures 10:24 Info
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  4. 4 Third Sight 09:19 Info
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  5. 5 Embers 14:05 Info
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EDGE

by Jason Kao Hwang

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Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet/flugelhorn Andrew Drury - drum set Ken Filiano - string bass Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin

Released in 2005

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  1. 1 No Myth 12:32 Info
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  2. 2 Threads 09:49
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  3. 3 Parallel Meditations 07:56
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  4. 4 Grassy Hills 12:06 Info
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