Future Host: A speech Opera 2018 China Tour

Site-specific in nature, Future Host’s China tour will showcase the latest version of the work, featuring a new textual rendering and musical composition created specifically for the Chinese audience.

Conceived, Written and Directed by Tingying Ma
Dramaturged and Produced by Kang Kang
Live Sound Engineering: Gus Callahan
Live Music conducting: Chatori Shimizu
Live Marching Band Composition: C. Spencer Yeh

New collaborators this time:

Chatori Shimizu is a Berlin based composer, shō performer, and sound artist. As the First Prize Winner of Malta International Composition Competition, Shimizu's works have been performed and exhibited throughout Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States. Shimizu has been awarded fellowships from Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute of Medieval Japanese Studies, the Mitsubishi Foundation, Omi International Arts Center, Soundstreams, Toshiba Foundation, Yaddo, among others. His music scores are published from United Music & Media Publishing, Belgium. He obtained his MFA in Sound Arts from Columbia University, New York City, and received his BA in Computer Music from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo.

Gus Callahan is an audio engineer, composer, and sound designer between New York and Los Angeles. His current work focuses on recording and documenting spatial music in diverse environments - warehouses, galleries, churches, and concert venues. He has engineered for The Rubin Museum, The Knockdown Center, MoMA PS1, Fridman Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, and Film Anthology, as well as for the organizations Blank Forms, RBMA, Ambient Church, and Issue Project Room. Gus received his BA in Music Technology from NYU.


Sep 8-9, 2018, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 7:30pm

[ UCCA Article 1] [ UCCA Article 2]

Sep 15-16, 2018, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 7:30pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 – 2:30pm
[ McaM Article]

[ China daily]