"Peinture No. 1" (2014/rev. 2016) for bass clarinet and marimba by Mu-Xuan Lin. Written for Transient Canvas. This recording is live from the Advent Library Concert Series at the Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill (Boston) - February 19, 2016.

 

Born and raised in Taiwan and residing in the US, composer Mu-Xuan Lin defines her life as a quest for an artistic autonomy poetically engendered by both its will and its vulnerability to one’s corporeal experience and to the world one lives in. Having had extensive training in the visual arts and frequent exposure to theatre, dance, and literature from an early age, Mu-Xuan is interested in the intrinsic kineses latent within any expressive matter which can be extracted, dissected, critiqued, and recreated in new artistic deliverances. She aims to synthesize the dialectic and the immersive in music which were too often at antithetical ends according to the modern discourse of music composition and aesthetics. Her music has been heard worldwide as well as on the radio stations SRF2 kultur (Switzerland) and WQXR (New York), and on an ein_klang record. She is a guest-composer at the Novalis music+art Festival (Croatia), the winner of the Protonwerk No.3 award (Switzerland), an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (France), an awardee of New Music USA, Max Kade, Mellon, and ASCAP grants, a fellow at EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO’s Matrix15 (Germany), June in Buffalo (USA), Acanthes des Metz (France), and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a representative for KoFoMi and the residency in Salzburg (Austria), a featured composer at the Piano Spheres Concert Series (Los Angeles), New Gallery Concert Series (Boston), and the 180º Festival (Bulgaria). She has worked with Ensemble Proton Bern (Switzerland), Secession Orchestra (France), Norrbotten NEO (Sweden), members of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra (Lapin Kamariorkesteri, Finland), Talujon Percussion Group, Radnofsky Quartet, Lydian Quartet, Transient Canvas, Urbanity Dance Project, and pianist Vicki Ray among many others. Mu-Xuan received her BM in Composition from the New England Conservatory, and is presently a Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition and Theory at Brandeis University.