Jason Kao Hwang
American-born Chinese violinist and composer, Jason Kao Hwang has received grants for composition fromthe NEA and NYSCA - for his opera Immigrant of the Womb which will be performed at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in February, 1996. In addition to the new release by The Far East Side Band, the group will recored a project for Victo Records. Hwang is currently a member of the Anthony Braxton Sextet, the Diedre Murray Band, the Reggie Workman Ensemble and String Leaders (Leroy Jenkins, Diedre Murray, Calvin Hill). He has performed with Pauline Oliveros and the Deep Listening Band, Butch Morris, William Parker, 'X Communication', Sirone, Michelle Kinney, Fred Hopkins, Milford Graves, Billy Bang, Ushio Torikai, Ken MacIntyre and others in New York, and Sin Cha Hong and Samul Mori in South Korea. He recently recorded an album with Sola Liu and Henry Threadgill. Mr. Hwang has scored numerous films and was in the original cast to M Butterfly, performing music he co-arranged.