de Young Museum and Asian Improv aRts present
Jon Jang’s Oyama Canon in D
as part of Friday Nights at the de Young
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday, October 3, 2014
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive • San Francisco, CA 94118
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the (California) Alien Land Law of 1913, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first generation Japanese immigrants of America) contribution to agricultural development in California, as well as their 40 year struggle to resist racist “alien land laws” which denied their family the right to own land. The work will be performed by an ensemble led by Jon Jang, piano/narrator, with Francis Wong, soprano saxophone, Jim Norton, bass clarinet, Karl Alfonso Evangelista, electric guitar, Gary Brown, electric bass, and Deszon X. Claiborne, multiple percussion.