Select compositions by Michi Wiancko
MEET THE COMPOSER: MICHI WIANCKO
Michi Wiancko discusses her journey from violinist to composer and the process of writing her first opera, “Murasaki’s Moon,” based on the 11th-century Japanese novel “The Tale of Genji” and written in collaboration with librettist Deborah Brevoort.
“Murasaki's Moon” earned On Site Opera a 2018 Commissioning Grant for Female Composers. The grant was awarded through OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program, which is funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
KONO MICHI: YOU ARE THE FIRST
Kono Michi, filmmaker Alex Levy, and British musician Mike Sorensen Small took to the American road for two weeks, filming this DIY, low-budget stop-motion music video. A track from her My Monster EP release, Kono Michi presents the long-awaited ‘You Are the First’ music video: the result of thousands of jumps over the course of 6,000 miles.
EAST COAST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (ECCO): SPRING TOUR
The East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) embarked on a U.S. spring tour in 2012 that included its Kennedy Center debut and was received with critical accolades and standing ovations. Comprised of 17 leading soloists and chamber musicians of the younger generation, ECCO boasts virtuosity, commitment and joyous music-making, reminding us of how vital music and live performance are to us personally and to our communities and cultures. Video Produced by Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer & Melody Tash.
COLLABORATION WITH VIJAY IYER
Michi joins Vijay and quartet collaborators Miranda Cuckson, Kyle Armbrust, and Kivie Cahn-Lipman for the recording of Mutations for ECM Records.
I’M IN HERE: A SHORT FILM SCORED BY MICHI WIANCKO
Written and directed by Willy Berliner, this short film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, and features a soundtrack that was composed and performed by Michi.