Improvisational Encounters

Taipei, Taiwan; Taizhong, Taiwan; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
July 15-23, 2007

This project began as a self-arranged and self-funded tour for the Pinko Communoids in Taiwan. As a trio of ABDs, we also found ways to integrate this performance tour with meaningful comparative research. Gaining financial and in kind support from our own University, as well as National Taiwan University, Wendy investigated the transnational ties between Asian-American and Taiwanese indie rockers, Kevin composed and performed in new venues, and I got a sense of how local music scenes are structured abroad and the role those scenes are playing in local economies. We later presented some of our experiences in performance-lectures for undergraduates at our university.

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Pre-Show Nanhi Gallery, Taipei

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Audience Nanhi Gallery, Taipei