Current Project

A symphonic composition for the ZhongHua Chinese Orchestra of Taipei, Taiwan.


Two performances of Vayo’s music have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic:

The audience-participation piece Chambers, scored for viola, percussion, electronic keyboard, conductor and audience, was originally scheduled for March 20 by the new music ensemble of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Adult and Child, a setting of five poems in Japanese by Kijima Hajime, was to be premiered in Tokyo on May 20. The piece is scored for mezzo-soprano and baritone voices, koto, and harpsichord, and was composed for harpsichordist Michiyo Honma.

Recent News

Shakuhachi master Shawn Head and cellist Daron Kirsch presented the premiere performances of Mirroring in Houston on Oct. 18 at 7 PM, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 119 Avalon Place; Nov. 1 at 8 PM, Memorial Classical Music Series, 330 Tynebrook Lane; and Nov. 22 at 7:30 PM, Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street.

The premiere of Songs of Ourselves for two trombonists, two percussionists, pianist and baritone, Vayo’s first collaboration with Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar, took place on October 27 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The work was composed for baritone James Martin, who sang the premiere.

Mezzo-soprano Lisa Neher performed Vayo’s humorous theater piece Tell Me What You Think of Me: A Monodrama in Twenty-Six Letters at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on September 27.

On March 30, 2019 at the University of New Mexico, the national conference of the Society of Composers included a performance by the Boston-based ensemble Sound Icon of Vayo’s Chambers for viola, percussion, electronic keyboard, conductor and audience.