Eyvind Kang is a composer and instrumentalist who has released more than 20 albums on labels such as Black Truffle, Abduction, Editions Mego, Idealogic Organ, Ipecac and Tzadik. His music has been performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Speak Percussion and other ensembles. In addition to his ongoing collaboration with composer-vocalist Jessika Kenney, Kang has played viola with Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Sun City Girls, Secret Chiefs, Animal Collective and Blonde Redhead. As a soloist, he has performed work by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi and Hanne Darboven, among other composers. Kang is currently full time faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.
Becoming American will include an immersive sound installation by Kang featuring a new composition that delves into recent research into Korean Ajeang instrumentation, as well as a newly mixed recording of a 2014 collaboration, By Chance, the Cycladic People, with poet and writer Anne Carson, arranger Robert Currie, and composer-vocalist Jessika Kenney. Both pieces will be sited inside the historic Blockhouse perched on Garrison Bay.