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A Countertenor Passes on his Experience

  Countertenor Brian Asawa working with Orange County School of the Arts Classical Voice Conservatory students on November 17, 2014. Photo credit: Cheryl Walsh of Alt-Senior Photography. Los Angeles, CA – Brian Asawa has had a busy autumn. According to the much-acclaimed countertenor, he’s “exploring new things” as his career moves beyond the two-decade mark. However, this doesn’t […]

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INTERVIEW: Brian Asawa and Diana Tash ready to fly with ‘Spirits of the Air’

Los Angeles - Brian Asawa and Diana Tash are ready for their FaceTime. It’s a Sunday afternoon and both appear relaxed yet excited to talk about their new album, Spirits of the Air, released September 30th via Amazon and and iTunes on October 14th. A 50/50 collaboration between longtime friends and colleagues, Spirits of the Air is the result of […]

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Brian Asawa’s starring role in filmmaker’s “Maps of Emotion”

Los Angeles - German filmmaker Lutz Gregor describes his Maps of Emotion 2 – Venezia as an “opera-movie-dance-installation.” Filmed and recorded in 2012, the Cologne-based filmmaker and dance film producer marries three dramatically different projections into one film. Choreographers and dancers Sara Simeoni and Karl Schriener roam Venice in the left and right fames, becoming, per Gregor, “living, […]

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Brian Asawa in LEIDER ALIVE!’s “Songs of Schubert and Strauss”

    San Francisco – Countertenor Brian Asawa returns to San Francisco in early September to perform Im Abendrot – Songs of Schubert and Strauss with San Francisco Conservatory’s Kevin Korth on piano. Asawa and Korth’s engagement launches LIEDER ALIVE!’s 2014/15 Liederabend Series of recitals at Salle Pianos’ Music Salon in San Francisco’s Mid Market. Founded in […]

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VIDEO: Brian Asawa performs “Split My Heart” with Composer Kurt Erickson

Los Angeles – Countertenor Brian Asawa is featured in a video released by California-based composer Kurt Erickson. Asawa performs “Split My Heart”, one of Erickson’s Four Andalusian Love Songs, compositions inspired by ancient Arabic texts whose translations Erickson’s partner, soprano Heidi Moss, uncovered in a bookstore. San Francisco Classical Voice‘s Jason Serinus called these songs “tailor-made for the drama […]

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