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The @Percussion - Episode 175 - Aiyun Huang

August 16, 2019

175 - Aiyun Huang


The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002. As a soloist, her recent highlights include engagements with San Diego Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Aventa Ensemble. The Globe and Mail critic Robert Everett-Green describes Huang’s playing as “engrossing to hear and to watch” and her choice of repertoire as capable of “renovating our habits of listening.” An expert in percussion theatre, her work on the subject has been published in Cambridge Companion to Percussion (2016) and Save Percussion Theater (Mode 242).

Watch here. Listen below.

0:00 Intro and Hello
1:00 Spotify reports: Metal has the loyalist fans
5:20 Welcome, Aiyun Huang
6:35 Windward by David Bithell
12:25 Finding great repertoire?
17:47 Keeping up with so many projects?
21:35 Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium.
27:18 Experience with Aphasia and Mark Applebaum?
30:27 Approaches to memorization? 
41:27 Taxes for musicians, and some practical things we wished we had learned. 
1:10:00 The Taco Bell/Starbucks plan.
1:12:10 Bridging classical percussion teaching with other styles and genres?
1:16:00 Casey: what's the sound?  Arts in the Summer Olympics.