Bay Area composer, cellist, and vocalist Theresa Wong reimagines artworks in the museum’s collection through the medium of sound with three site-specific performances of newly composed and improvised work.
In creating this piece for cello drone and voice, Wong researched representations of Guanyin, or Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion that appears throughout various cultures. The experience invites audiences to contemplate and observe their surroundings deeply.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist, and vocalist active at the intersection of improvisation, composition, and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her works include “As We Breathe,” an installed song commissioned by Long Beach Opera; “She Dances Naked Under Palm Trees,” commissioned by pianist Sarah Cahill; and ”Harbors,” co-composed with Long String Instrument inventor Ellen Fullman and chosen as one of Wire‘s top 50 releases of 2020. Recent commissions include works for San Francisco Girls Chorus, NakedEye Ensemble, and Del Sol String Quartet. Wong has shared her work internationally at venues including Café Oto (London), The Stone (New York), and Centennial Hall (Sydney).