I create new works through the "Lau Method" with The Broken Consort, a nationally-known professional chamber ensemble with a special focus in championing the ethos and process of collaborative music-making. We draw heavily from historical and contemporary musical and literary materials to create new concert and theater-going experiences for the audience. Since its inception in 2010, the project ensemble has released two commercial albums, music videos, and thirteen original programs, with another album releasing later this year. With members hailing from across the country and sometimes internationally, The Broken Consort is the resident professional ensemble of Big Mouth Society (Portland, OR), a non-profit organization I co-founded in 2017 to help reinvigorate the standard practice and presentation of community arts.
You can read about our devising agreement and creative process (circa.2020) here.
Sirens, Interrupted (2018): a theatrical-musical narrative of disobedient women over a 800-year span, including several world and regional premieres.
Rainbow Soiree (2017): World premiere of my works The Glorious Cuntata & Radical Softness
Made in America (2016): the concert-length performance answer to "what is American music anyway?"
The American Promise (2020): a multi-media concert performance narrating promises made and broken in the USA since 1650.
Isle of Majesty (2020): an album of music and poetry
Isle of Lucidity (2013): an album
of music and poetry