Stanford New Ensemble
7:30 - 8:30pm
The Stanford New Ensemble performs Julie Zhu's Cheer Piece. The composer's own comments on this work follow:
"When are we supposed to clap? Cheer Piece imagines a world in which every action, even those inconsequential, requires you to play a pre-recorded cheer for yourself, as emotional and auditory support. The strange and funny performance will take place in three parts: a self-congratulatory prologue, the dystopic canon, and then a talk-back and discussion about wellness and performativity."
Julie Zhu is an artist and composer. She employs a variety of media, from mural painting and sculpture to performance and video, and collaborates with artists from different fields to create experimental chamber experiences. She has activated living rooms, concert halls, art galleries, bell towers, and caves, copses.
For this performance, the Stanford New Ensemble includes Michele Cheng, Nicolle Hendzel, Hans Kretz, Michael Svolos, Eddie Tchaouchev, Colin Yule, and Julie Zhu.