Emmy Award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Vanessa Vân-Ánh Võ has collaborated with Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma, fusing Vietnamese musical traditions with fresh new structures to create music beyond genre. Joined by fellow virtuosos from Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, her multimedia production, Mekong: LIFE, explores issues of climate change and natural resource exploitation through stunning sounds and visions of life along the Mekong River.
Adam Fong contributed to the development of Mekong: LIFE as co-composer, and co-lead for Võ’s residency with the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University. Performing as part of Blood Moon Orchestra, he is featured on electric bass and electronics.
Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Princeton University (work in progress)
Friday, March 17, 2023 at Oakland Museum of California (work in progress)
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Stanford LIVE (world premiere)
Monday, April 24, 2023 at Stanford LIVE (K-12 student matinee)