Photo: Scott Friedlander
Jason Kao Hwang - composer, violin / Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet
Joe Daley - tuba / Andrew Drury - drum set / Ken Filiano - string bass
Sun Li - pipa / Steve Swell - trombone / Wang Guowei - erhu
blood meditates upon the emotional traumas of war retained within the body as unspoken vibrations that reverberate throughout communities and across generations. Through blood the violence of deeply held memories are not relived but transposed into our sound and liberated into song. blood in our sound rises within our voice to protest and defy humanity’s constant state of war. blood regenerates and flows to entrain an infinite spectrum of waves into wholeness and strength.
Live at Vision 17 Free Jazz Festival, Roulette, New York, 2012