Niles, IL, USA
The Haiga Duo is a joint venture created by Jason Chen [piano and accordion] and Eric Hollander [viola and poetry]. Between the two members of Haiga, extensive scholastic and immersive experience in poetics and music has kindled an intense desire to reveal the inner core of what is foreign art for both. The duo is most interested in adapting literary and poetic forms into musical compositions. Their recent projects include a musical Renku, a collection of prayers, and an exploration of the memoir form. Past projects have engaged the duo in creative performance designs that incorporate the procedural intricacies of reading/performing musical notation and poetry.