PROJECTS

Autrefois by Pink Martini

Fong has embarked on a series of collaborations with dancers, filmmakers, chefs, fashion designers, and artists, and also enjoys performing music that crosses the genres of classical, jazz and Latin lounge. 

 

In the 19-20 season, Fong collaborates with computer scientist and software engineer, Dr. Erik Linstead on the project, A Deep Learning Approach to Creating Accessibility-Friendly Representations of Music and Art for the Hearing and Visually Impaired. This project collaboration will benefit from the participation of Microsoft to explore the use of machine learning that takes music as input and generates a corresponding piece of art as output, and similarly, to take a piece of art as input, and generate corresponding musical notes as output with the ultimate goal to use this as an assistive technology for the visually or hearing impaired.  

 

OTHER COLLABORATIONS

 

Music video filmed in London by Oscar-nominated and  multi-award winning film Director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) in collaboration with designers Jimmy Choo and Boudicca, which  premiered at the Barbados Festival and the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House in London 

 

A performance at the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg in Germany for the International Salon Project, in collaboration with 2-star Michelin Chef, Andree Köthe

 

Performances with Pink Martini, with which Fong has shared the stage with some of America's top orchestras and figures, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, NPR's Ari Shapiro, and the Emmy-Award winning Sesame Street 

 

Performances with four-time Grammy-nominated Daniel Hope, winner of the Classical Brit Award, five times winner of the ECHO Klassik Prize, and the youngest-ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio. Invited by President of Motion Picture Music at Paramount Pictures, Randy Spendlove to do an outreach performance and work with inner-city school students at Paramount Pictures

 

A collaboration with dance choreographer Alicia Okouchi-Guy, whose credits include Prince, the Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV, and the New York Knicks City Dancers, on a project entitled “Grace,” involving live solo piano and a dance trio

 

A performance entitled Music for Peace with original films by Darrel Dorr, former executive former Executive Vice President for International Productions at Disney Corporation and now Executive Vice President for live productions at Listen For Life.  With light and shadow in a musical manner, Darrel produced original films with a high-speed, high-definition camera and brand-new technology of super-slow motion, some of the visuals will involve Darrel filming subjects at about 1,000 frames a second and then slowing them down.

 

A performance with Chamber Music OC in collaboration with musicians from Chamber Music OC’s Program, dancers from UC Irvine’s Department of Dance, and artwork projections from Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center. 

 

A production of Franz Liszt’s great Dante Symphony, inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, which intersected music, literature, dance, and film. In this dazzling multimedia performance, we collaborated with the Miami City Ballet dancers, the Miami’s Children Chorus, narrator Frank Cooper, coloratura Maria Aleida and award-winning filmmaker Ali Habashi.