Dmae welcomes Violinist-looper/composer Joe Kye into her home studio for a personal concert and conversation with this talented musician. Joe Kye releases his new album, Migrants, and kick off his international tour at Alberta Abbey in Portland on October 27th at 7pm.
Born in Korea and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kye moved to Portland from Northern California. He talks about his family origins, his career, opening for Yo-Yo Ma and Bernie Sanders and about getting ready for an international tour
Joining Kye for the album release performance was the BRAVO Youth Orchestra, a group comprised of young musicians from underserved Portland Public Schools, playing selections from his new record. Additionally, Kye premieres his album, Migrants, a collaborative piece for music and dance with internationally-acclaimed dancer Ching Ching Wong, currently of the the NW Dance Project. The two will perform together around the world, with stops in Nepal, Los Angeles, Japan, San Francisco, China, Israel, South Korea, and NYC. Portland Electric Chamber Orchestra, an outfit of ARCO-PDX rounded out the bill with their eclectic, modern sound.
Migrants, Joe Kye’s Album available along with all of his other albums at www.joekye.com.
Joining Kye on his album, Migrants tour is internationally-acclaimed dancer Ching Ching Wong, currently of the the NW Dance Project. The two will perform together around the world, with stops in Nepal, Los Angeles, Japan, San Francisco, China, Israel, South Korea, and NYC. Migrants is a multi-disciplinary exploration of identity, culture, and the spirit of human migration, the intention of Migrants is to include tales of immigration from Kye and Wong’s personal journeys.
Joe Kye’s CDs will also be available for sale at the upcoming performances of The Brothers Paranormal presented by Theatre Diaspora at PSU’s Lincoln Hall at the Boiler Room on Jan. 19th at 7:30pm, Jan. 20th at 2pm & 7:30pm and Jan. 21st at 2pm. Joe kye will be performing music live at each of these performances of staged readings. You can find out more about The Brothers Paranormal by Thai-American playwright Prince Gomolvilas. More info at TheatreDiaspora.org.