Paradise Interrupted
Composer: Huang Ruo
Composer Bio: Recently awarded First Prize by the prestigious Luxembourg International Composition Prize, Huang Ruo has been cited by the New Yorker as “one of the most intriguing of the new crop of Asian-American composers.” His vibrant and inventive musical voice draws equal inspiration from Chinese folk, Western avant-garde, rock, and jazz to create a seamless, organic integration using a compositional technique he calls "dimensionalism." Huang Ruo’s writing spans from orchestra, chamber music, opera, theater, and modern dance, to sound installation, multi-media, experimental improvisation, folk rock, and film. Ensembles who have premiered and performed his music include the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, and Dutch Vocal Laboratory, and under conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, James Conlon, Dennis Russell Davies, Ed Spanjaard, Xian Zhang, and Ilan Volkov.
Librettist: Jennifer Wen Ma & Ji Chao
Librettist Bio: Jennifer Wen Ma was born in 1973 in Beijing, China, moved to the United State in 1986, and received her Masters degree in Fine Art in 1999 from Pratt Institute, New York. She works and lives between New York and Beijing. Ma's interdisciplinary practice bridges media as varied as installation, video, drawing, fashion design, performance, and public art, often bringing together unlikely elements in a single work. Her recent work explores Chinese ink as a contemporary medium. In 2008, Ma was one of the seven members in the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics, and the chief designer for visual and special effects. Additionally, as the main liaison between the international broadcast teams, she won an Emmy for the US broadcast of the ceremony.
Premiere Date: May 22, 2014
Description: In a dream, a woman meets her lover and searches for an unattainable ideal as a vast garden grows from an empty stage, only to disappear as her dream ends. 
Length: 01:15
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://www.huangruo.com/
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