"Fluorescent Ocean" + "A Kind of Mirror": Chromic Duo x Miki Sawada

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
8 – 10PM

Chromic Duo + Miki Sawada present “Fluorescent Oceans” + “A Kind of Mirror”, a world premiere of Brendon Randall-Myers work for piano + electronics on November 23rd, 2021 at 8:00 pm at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater.

“Fluorescent Oceans” is the culmination of a year of solitude and loss woven into glittering installations that encompass the dream life with piano, toy piano, and electronics. Woven by the sudden separation and the layered and unfurling exploration of the Asian American identity, Chromic Duo shares their story of a relationship that forks and diverges from two parts that could not be more different - and how a relationship becomes resilient through geographical, multigenerational, and multicultural differences.

From the artists: “This is the first time that we have given ourselves permission as artists to say what we have to say. For so long, we have felt like our responsibility as artists has been to create beautiful and finished work that embodies the future we want to be in, or to embody someone else’s message. Never was it told that half of the battle of becoming an artist is to know how to wield the tools– having the courage to speak your truth is an entirely different matter.

These pieces are our first exploration into the unknown- and are the first words we spoke while resurfacing from the pandemic. This is a story of unfathomable loss tied to home that is held together by a delicate thread between first generation families– one that reminds us to slow down and recognize the broken beauty in all of it.”

About the Artists
Chromic Duo blends classical music, toy piano, and electronics into genre fluid performances and installations. Inspired by the small wonders of the everyday, they compose soundworlds inspired by the multitudes as Third-Culture-Kids discovering their voice within the vast Asian American diaspora. Their work often blurs the lines between film, VR, and AR, but the heart of their work remains constant: to create an intimacy and sense of wonder in their music that unravels the story of self-discovery and passion for connecting the dots between grief and joy, belonging and displacement, and creating community in boundary pushing performances and web based experiences. Chromic is Lucy Yao and Dorothy Chan. They are grand prize-winners at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and Concert Artists Guild (CAG). Read more about Chromic Duo and their work at