Asia Society Texas Center and Houston Music Legend DJ Sun Collaborate on World Premiere Multi-Media Performance
Houston, Texas, September 24, 2015 — Asia Society Texas Center is excited to announce its collaboration with Houston Press Music Hall-of-Famer DJ Sun on Sun’s Resolution — a world premiere performance that combines new music, stunning imagery, and the live energy for which DJ Sun is known.
Sun’s Resolution, a 50-minute multi-media piece, is a ground-breaking production that responds to DJ Sun’s (Andre Sam-Sin) recent journey to China to explore his family history — specifically that of his great, great grandfather. It is the second commission of its kind in Asia Society’s history, and a continuation of a long relationship with DJ Sun.
“We are thrilled to share this special, innovative new project with Houston as part of our 2015-2016 season,” said Bonna Kol, Executive Director of Asia Society Texas Center.
“This commission follows Asia Society Texas Center’s commitment to celebrating the unbelievable diversity and artistry of our great city. The concept of welcoming creativity to present new, insightful offerings is an exciting part of our mission.”
Sun’s Resolution premieres with one performance on Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Asia Society’s Edward R. Allen III Education Center.
“It’s a great blessing to explore my Chinese ancestry through this performance,” DJ Sun reflects. “It is the quintessential personal ‘journey,’ afforded to very few in this universe. After many generations, it achieves my family’s quest for knowledge about an ancestor who forsook his Chinese origins for new beginnings, leaving very little information about his own history.”
A Houston-based artist with international roots, DJ Sun has always sought to break boundaries. In this new endeavor, he traveled over 8,000 miles to pursue his family history from China to the West. Armed with a thirst for knowledge and accompanied by documentarian Jasmine Lee Richardson, DJ Sun set out to answer the questions “Who Am I? Where did I come from? What is my story” through the sights and sounds captured during the voyage.
During the performance, DJ Sun will be joined on stage by artist Us on keyboards, performing amidst an innovative live visual mix, created by Richardson and visual projection artist Tim Steinke. The imagery contains footage from DJ Sun’s journey to China, crafted around and performed to his own original music, effects, and mixing. A quick set by DJ Melodic will open the performance, and TV personality Ky Meyer will host.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 pm (Intro set); 9:30 pm (Sun's Resolution)
Approximately 90 minutes
Asia Society Texas Center (1370 Southmore Blvd.)
About DJ Sun
DJ Sun’s creative edge is steeped in his dynamic, multicultural roots. His vision to create striking artistic experiences for Houston and beyond has inspired new soundscapes, the self-produced album One Hundred, sold-out performances, cultivation of local live music venue The Flat, and more. www.iamdjsun.com/
Download the press release here.