LI Tao

Li Tao playing piano

Li Tao's original music combines ancient Chinese culture with modern sounds and techniques. She is a composer of new music, director of the TaiHei New Music Ensemble, co-founder and director of the TATAT Ensemble, and an active pianist, percussionist, and conductor in Asia, America, and Europe.

news / events

  • SEAMUS 2020

    鬼哭 Wailing Ghosts, for voice Chinese opera gong, bells, and live electronics

    Friday, March 13th, 2:30 PM, Rotundia, University of Virginia

  • Turn Up Multimedia Festival 2020

    鬼哭 Wailing Ghosts, for voice Chinese opera gong, bells, and live electronics

    Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 PM, Tucson, Arizona

  • Wu Ren Kan Ji International Premieres

    Over the last year this piece for cello and fixed media as garnered international attention with the following performances:

    • International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), South Korea (2018)
    • New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, New York (2018)
    • New Music on the Bayou Festival, Louisiana (2018)
    • The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, University of Oregon School of Music, Oregon (2018)
    • BEAMS Marathon Festival Weekend (BEAMSfest), Brandeis University, Massachusetts (2018)
    • National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME), University of North Texas, Texas (2018)
    • MUSICAACOUSTICA-BEIJING, International electronic music festival (2017)
  • Xun International Premiers

    A duet for clarinet and violin, Xun was performed around the world over the last three years:

    • Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco Conservatory, San Francisco (2018)
    • Ova Novi Ensemble Along the Patterned Path Concert, Eugene, Oregon (2017)
    • Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, Kyiv, Ukraine (2016)
  • World Premiere: Between the Mountain and I

    This fixed media piece was premiered at the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology Conference (WOCMAT) 2017, Taiwan