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Jen Wang

Los Angeles, CA      

Jen Wang’s work has been performed by Talea, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, Rootstock, California EAR Unit, Del Sol String Quartet, and Onix Ensamble, and she is a 2012 recipient of a Staubach Honorarium from the Internationales Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony for the Arts, and has participated in the Other Minds Composer Fellowship, the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Bang On A Can Summer Institute, the California EAR Unit Composer Residency, and the MusicX Festival. Jen studied composition at Carleton College, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and UC Berkeley. She is the founder and past executive director of the contemporary chamber ensemble Wild Rumpus and a staff member at the Center for New Music.

Renderings of Things We Couldn’t Take Home

Suggested excerpt: 12:00-end. For percussion quartet. Premiered and recorded by Loren Mach, Christopher Froh, Ben Paysen, and Joel Davel on April 4, 2010 at Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

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The Garden of Forking Paths

For soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and violoncello. Premiered and recorded by Lucy Shelton and the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players (David Milnes, conductor) on April 14, 2008 at Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

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Delta

Suggested excerpt: 4:30-end. Commissioned and performed by Wild Rumpus. Recorded on March 3, 2013 at the Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA.

Amy Sedan, flute
Sophie Huet, clarinet
Carla Fabris, harp
Margaret Halbig, piano
Dan VanHassel, electric guitar
Joseph Maile, violin
Joanne de Mars, violoncello

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