Founding member of the New York based ensemble, Rhymes With Opera, composer George Tsz-Kwan Lam was born in Hong Kong, brought up in Massachusetts, and studied in some of the finest composition programs in North America. George’s music is all about exploring and documenting the musical aspects of place, whether in a tobacco factory turned performance space in Durham, North Carolina, or through interviews with emigrant musicians adapting their musical traditions to their new homelands. Joining Tarik Ghiradella and Anna Linvill from Hong Kong, George opens up about his fascination with places, individual journeys, and the relationship between language and music. We find out that the Medieval Latin poems of The Carmina Burana sound exquisite in Cantonese.
Composer’s Studio – 10/11/20 – George Tsz-Kwan Lam