Raga-based fusion music (with guest musicians from NAPA, Pakistan)
Sangat is a raga-based fusion music ensemble featuring members from UT-Austin and guest musicians from National Academy of Performing Arts, Pakistan). As a core member of Sangat, Eddie played Chinese dizi and Indian bansuri in this ensemble, highlighting a unique way that fused music in East and South Asia together. Sangat is a term from Sanskrit word ‘saṃgatam’ that literally translated as “a coming together,” referring to an alliance, association, or friendship. The members of the Sangat use this term to draw attention to the collaborative aspects and cross-cultural nature of our musical fusions.
March 15, SXSW – Russian House, Austin, USA
Dec. 28~ Jan. 11, Tour to NAPA in Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan
March 11~21, Tour to NAPA in Karachi, Pakistan
Nov. 15, Planet Music Series at Asian American Resource Center, Austin, TX
Nov. 29, Cheer Up Charlies, Austin, TX
Dec. 1, Flamingo Catina, Austin, TX
Dec. 4, UT-Austin, Jessen Auditorium
Dec. 13, University of Houston, Student Center Theater, Houston, TX
World fusion music (Oct. 2013 – present). ethnosband.com/
ETHNOS was created in 2013 by a group of musicians who were looking for a platform to collaborate and share their knowledge of and love for different music traditions around the world. Band members also enjoy showing how diverse music practices can be combined to create new aesthetic “fusions.” ETHNOS seeks to entertain, educate, and enlighten audiences by exploring the diversities and commonalities of the different music practices of the world.
The name “ETHNOS” comes from the Greek root meaning “people.” We believe that our music is a story about people—a story about people overcoming the challenges of diversity and coming together as a community in the name of music.
Ethnos website: ethnosband.com/
(Chinese flute, with Martina Li on accordion and Yu-Xin Mei on Pipa) Featuring traditional and folk music in China and Taiwan)
Sep. 13, International Accordion Festival, La Villita, San Antonio, TX.
GO:Organic Orchestra (Austin ensemble) – directed by Adam Rudolph
2014, 2015, 2016
GO: Organic Orchestra, Salvage Vanguard Theater; Blanton Museum; The North Door, Austin, TX. (Chinese flutes dizi and xiao)
Ask-i Mesk & Bereket
(UT Middle Eastern Ensemble) (Sep. 2013 – present): nay – directed by Sonia Seeman
2016 Residency at Marakesh Cafe & Grill (3301 Steck Ave, Ste 106, Austin, TX)
Nov. 12, On the Wings of Iraqi-Sephardic and Jewish-Arab Currents," Bates concert hall, Austin
UT Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
(Sep. 2013 – present) – directed by Stephen Slawek
12/5/2015, Traditional Central Javanese Music, directed by master Pak Rasito from Indonesia
Solo Recitals (Selected)
May, 2009 Di Yun Xiao Shen—Dizi and Xiao Recital, Kaohsiung Concert Hall, Taiwan
May, 2008 Ya Han Fong—Dizi and Guzheng Associated Concert, Nantou Cultural Center, Taiwan