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Angel Lam’s new album with Japanese Intrigue

LamAngel Lam (MM ’03, DMA ’11, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory) recently released her first album into the Audio Network catalogue, with the group Japanese Intrigue.

Lam’s Color of the Mind received is premiere on November 16.  A film and music inspired by Lam’s original, touching story about a young girl seeking impressionist painting lessons from a painter, and the impact of those childhood lessons later in her life, the work was a collaboration with the Interlochen Academy Symphonic Band and filmmaker Mida Chu.  The piece will go on to tour in the US and elsewhere, including Australia.

Lam’s Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain was performed on tour with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma again, celebrating their 15th Anniversary.

Lam received a publication grant award to publish her first novel, an adventure story based on a diary and true events from the turbulent and mesmerizing era of Grand Shanghai 1939-48.  The novel will be published with photographs of original documents and artifacts in 2015, based on a true story.  A new dance composition, collaborating with Australian choreographer John Utans and Chinese dance choreographer Sheng Pei Qi, will be inspired by this novel, and original music will be composed.  The work will be premiered in Hong Kong and Shanghai at the 30th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2014.

A new orchestral piece by Lam, Memories from My Previous Lives, was premiered by Northwest Symphony in Chicago on January 26, conducted by Maestra Kim Diehnelt, with a pre-concert talk and opening narration by the composer.

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