Sept. 2022

Premodern Globalism Festival and Conference, University of Alberta
Pan Project Ensemble, Aga Khan Music Masters Ensemble.

Premieres of two new works for PAN Project Ensemble

Winter 2022

PAN Project Ensemble Artist Residency, University of Alberta.
Premiere of a new work for guqin, saenghwang and janggu.


Sept. 2021

PAN Project Ensemble new album.
Release on Neuma Records.


Fall, 2020

Pan Project Ensemble Residency, University of Alberta.
New Work for guqin, saenghwang and janggu.

July, 2020

Release of New Guqin Solo CD. funded by Jack Straw Aatist Supprt Grant.
Electro-acoustic compositions, improvisations & traditional guqin music.


Composition In Asia Symposium & Festival, USF
Guqin Improvisation Concert, Presentation Paper "Integrating guitar and kayageum technique onto guqin" 



Start of New Position, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta
Assistant Professor of East Asian Music and Culture


CHIME International Conference, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music
Performance of 'Twelve Landscape Views II. for guqin, saxophone and electronics."

Presentation paper "Representing Nature in Guqin Composition and Improvisation: Sensor-Controlled Guqin Resonance and New Techniques in Nature Mimicry."


Recording Session, Jack Straw Artist Support Grant
Jack Straw Foundation, Seattle Washington



Recording Session, Pan Project
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Summer, 2017

Premiere of a New Work for Bass Clarinet, Marimba and Electronics, Belgium
Commissioned by Ensemble Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.


PAN Project, 'Music Unites Us' Ensemble in Residence, Brandeis University
Intercultural East Asian improvisation group PAN Project, to present concerts, lectures and masterclasses at Brandeis Univesity.


PAN Project, Hopkins Center Ensemble in Residence
Intercultural East Asian improvisation group PAN Project, to present concerts, lectures and masterclasses at Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College. Hannover, NH.


Fall, 2016


Premiere of 'Twelve Landscape Views IV, Guqin & Guitar'
Premiere with guitarist Maya Radovanlija, Minneapolis, MN.

PAN Project, University of Alberta Ensemble Residency.

Intercultural East Asian improvisation group PAN Project, to present concerts, lectures and masterclasses at University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB, Canada.


Installation Work and Guqin Concert, Jack Straw Center, Seattle, Washington

Work on the first phase of 'New Landscapes: Reconstructed Ecologies' installation with sculptor Roger Feldman, as part of an awarded New Media Gallery residency at Jack Straw Foundation. Will present a guqin concert in Seattle during this fall visit. 












Guqin Solo Electro-acoustic Concert, Belgium

Bleek Art Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Moulin à Nef Artist Residency, Auvillar, France
Awarded residency through VCCA for work on a new multi-media piece for PAN Project ensemble

Avaloch Farms New Music Institute Ensemble Residency, Boscawen, NH
Working with PAN Project Ensemble to develop new repertoire for 2015-16 North American Tour.

SubArtic Improv Concert Series
Performances of improvised electroacoustic music for guqin and soundscape improvisation. Edmonton, AB.

Franklin Pierce College, Concert/Lecture
Concert of  improvised  electroacoustic  music for guqin and soundscape improvisation. Ringe, NH.

Trans Pecos, New York
Solo Guqin Improvisation, New Compositions for guqin & collaborations with Matt Gold, percussion (Talea Ensemble) and Hadi Eldebek, Oud (Silk Road Ensemble). Queens, NY.

Now Hear This | Edmonton New Music Festival

Performance of compositions along with soundscape and guqin improvisations by Jeff Roberts. Compositions include Twelve Landscape Views III & Song of the Roosting Crows. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Guqin Concert at Array Space (presented by Somewhere There)
Solo guqin acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions and improvisations as well as collaborations with improvisers from the Somewhere There Collective at Array Spac. Toronto, Canada.

Cellophone Performs Works by Jeff Roberts
Premiere of 'Older Altar' commissioned by Cellophone (Chelsea Shanoff, saxophone, Nadia Klien, Cello) and performance of Twelve Landscape Views III (Jeff Roberts, guqin; Chelsea Shanoff, saxophone).

Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, Canada.

University of Alberta, International Week 'Sustainable Development' Concert
Joining with musicians from different cultures to perform music to raise awareness for United Nations 'Seventeen Goals for Sustainable Development'. A guqin performance for #3 (Good Health & Well-being) and #13 (Climate Action) in mainland China.

Banff Center Leighton Artist Colony, Artist Residency [DECLINED]
Artist in Residence, work on 'Older Altar' sax-cello duet.  for Cellophone. Banff, Alberta, Canada.




6.15 - 8.1


05.30.15, 2pm

May, 2015



Jan-June 2015


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artist Residency
Artist in Residence, work on new string trio for Williams Chamber Players. Amherst, Virginia.

Dartmouth College, Guest Lecturer
Invited to lecture on projects involving intercultural collaboration with musicians from music cultures on the Asian continent and in the West. Hannover, NH.

Asian Cultural Council Grantee to Korea

Awarded a grant to develop an improvisation ensemble in Seoul with piri master gamin and other musicians from Taiwan, Korea and the US. Research & study of sanjo, sinawi and other shamanistic ritual music traditions.


 Wstage-World Culture Open ,Seoul, Korea.

First Improvisation Ensemble Concerts in Seoul, Korea.

Silk Road Ensemble Workshop
Collaborations and Concert with Silk Road Ensemble Members, Depauw University


Twelve Landscape Views II. Guqin, Percussion, Live Electronics

Jeff Roberts, guqin, Matthew Gold, percussion. Boston, New York. Dates TBA.

Berkshire Museum
Solo concert of traditional, modern and electroacoustic music for guqin. As a part of the 'Immortal Present: Art in East Asia' exhibition. Pittsfield, MA.


Suzhou University

Guest Lecture. Guqin, timbre and sensor controled resonance.

2nd Music Beyond the Moongate International Chamber Music festival. 

Artistic Director. Yishu-8 House of Art & Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China.


Emex Ensemble. Premiere of Rhythms Natural  for flute, clarinet, violin, cello.



Apollo 2000 Intermedia Group. New Work for Shadow Theatre and sensor-controlled Sound.


Performance of Twelve Landscape Views II. Guqin & Cello 

Williams College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition

Composition In Asia Symposim & Festival, University of South Florida


1.23.14    Presentation of Works Influenced by and written for guqin.

1.22.14    Performance of Song of The Roosting Crows for guqin & live electronics