Xiaogang Ye was the first ever Composer Alive way back in 2006. He wrote a piece for us called Datura in four installments and emailed each installment to us as he composed it.
Our Palomar Ensemble rehearsed, performed and recorded each installment in front of a live audience at the Chicago Cultural Center and we posted each recording to our website for Xiaogang, and our virtual audience, to listen to.
The project was so popular that we’ve done it nearly every year since.
Composer Alive: Eastern Expressions Schedule
First Installment recorded 5/21/06
Second Installment recorded 6/25/06
Third Installment recorded 7/23/06
Fourth Installment recorded 8/27/06
Final Performance recorded 9/10/06