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Sad Music for Somber People
Toasting My Education and its dearly departed
Music Story January 11, 2013, by Adam Schragin
"..."Instead of just doing our individual sets, we were like, 'Let's play one together,'" recalls My Education multi-instrumentalist Henna Chou, 32. "And it was fun because people switched off..."
Holes Before Bedtime
Dan Basila's 'Holes Before Bedtime' is an unsettling work of art; but it is a work of art, as opposed to a mere vulgar spectacle, and that's the really weird thing about it
Arts Review June 17, 2005, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...With a minimal set, few props, and costumes consisting of exaggerated and compromised versions of what might be the players' own underwear, Hislope and Meyer's five actors provide dance numbers and song-and-dance numbers that trip the spectrum from sub-Ed Wood to just-sub-Busby Berkeley all over the Vortex's modest stage. These interstitial and intranarrative events are accompanied by live music (composed by Henna Chou and Josh Meyer), expertly rendered (on cello, banjo, toy xylophone, etc.) by Chou herself...."
Paper Chairs' Poor Herman
Elizabeth Doss' new play shows the literary lion Melville to be just like one of us
Arts Review May 19, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...But it calls for a specific presence and precision in the acting that the actors here, game as they are, don't always conjure. Their characterizations are often muted beside the vivid language of Doss' text, the melancholy score performed live by composer Henna Chou, and the stitched-canvas backdrop and bare wooden structure by scenic designer Lisa Laratta, which evoke the sails and decks of Melville's seafaring ships, especially when bathed in the rich radiance of Kate Ducey's lights...."
Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves
Adrienne Dawes' play takes the idea of postapocalyptic sister wives in an original, amusing direction
Arts Review January 28, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...In any sense of the phrase. Also, where is Fourth Wife (Henna Chou) running off to? And how?..."
The former Austinite returns to turn Seaholm into a giant stringed instrument
Arts Story March 12, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...The artist, also in town to attend the world premiere of Peter Esmonde's documentary film about her work ("5 variations on a long string") at the South by Southwest Film Festival, is being presented by Austin's New Music Co-op, the ever-adventurous sonic group that's brought to local stages and ears compositions by John Cage, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, and their edge-cutting ilk. And so, for the second show, Fullman's eerily beautiful long-stringing will be joined by NMC instrumentalists James Alexander (viola), Henna Chou (cello), Nick Hennies (percussion), and Travis Weller (violin)..."
New Day Rising
My Education puts music to an 83-year-old silent German expressionist touchstone
Music Story April 30, 2010, by Audra Schroeder
"...All five members of My Education – guitarists Brian Purington and Chris Hackstie, bassist Scott Telles, violist James Alexander, and drummer Chris Stelly – plus keyboardist/cellist Henna Chou are crammed into Alexander's North Austin garage, where pedals cover the floor. Ideas are being batted around as to what sound effect should accompany a scene in the silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans...."
2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
DAILY Arts September 20, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Featured Music Performance
Tosin Awofeso, Immigrants, the Musical! (Part 1)
Blair Bovbjerg and Graham Reynolds, Requiem for Tesla
Mercy Bovik, Amanda Clifton, Mariela Denson, Riley McCue, Amber Quick, Joseph Quintana, Allen Robertson, Diego Rodriguez, and Jerome Schoolar, Charlotte’s Web
Henna Chou, Steve Cruz, Ky Hote, Brittany Carson Koepp, and Seth Osborn, An Iliad
Justin Sherburn, Moby Dick..."
Sonic Transmissions Festival III
Music Story September 14, 2017, by Michael Toland
Jazz rules Saturday afternoon at Kenny Dorham's Backyard: Austin guitarist Matt Butler's End of the World Orchestra, Young Mothers' Jawwaad Taylor (trumpet) and Stefan González (vibes/drums), a Flaten-led collective called Black Unity Ensemble paying tribute to Pharaoh Sanders' Black Unity album, and Counter Exchange, an ATX/NYC improv summit featuring multi-instrumentalist Henna Chou, trumpeter Jaimie Branch, saxophonist Carl Smith, and drummer Tarik Aossey. The Victory Grill closes out STF that evening with Branch, her duo Anteloper, and Norwegian bassist Eivind Opsvik's post-punk jazz act Overseas...."
A Bicycle Built for Tunes
Steve Parker creates a music-making bike with Lo Fi Cycle
DAILY Arts October 7, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...First up on Fri., Oct. 7, at 5pm, are multi-instrumentalist Henna Chou and percussionist Thor Harris..."
NMASS matured into Austin's foremost showcase of performance sound art, audiovisual improvisation, nonconformative music, and sensory installations
Music Story June 23, 2016, by Conor Walker
"..."It's an opportunity to explore music outside of the homogeneous summer music festival landscape," offers organizer Henna Chou. "[It fulfills] COTFG's mission of representing underserved communities through their seldom-seen works, with over 50 percent self-identified female artists."..."
Being queer gets easier with time
Columns February 4, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...DENIM DOVES Sister-wives in a compound? Hellllooooooo! We're just gonna throw out some must-see names to wash those Kimmy Schmidt sugarplums right out of your head: Kerri Atwood! Florinda Bryant! Henna Chou! Alyssa Dillard! Judd Farris! Jenny Larson! Renna Larson! Khattie Q! Erik Secrest! Cyndi Williams! Thu.-Sat., 8pm, Through Feb. 13..."
Some weeks are for the birds, others for the bears
Columns January 28, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...DENIM DOVES Sister-wives in a compound? Hellllooooooo! We're just gonna throw out some must-see names to wash those Kimmy Schmidt sugarplums right out of your head: Kerri Atwood! Florinda Bryant! Henna Chou! Alyssa Dillard! Judd Farris! Jenny Larson! Renna Larson! Khattie Q! Erik Secrest! Cyndi Williams! Through Feb. 13..."
2016 promises to be exciting. No one said anything about it being smooth.
Columns January 21, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...DENIM DOVES Sister-wives in a compound? Hellllooooooo! We're just gonna throw out some must-see names to wash those Kimmy Schmidt sugarplums right out of your head: Kerri Atwood! Florinda Bryant! Henna Chou! Alyssa Dillard! Judd Farris! Jenny Larson! Renna Larson! Khattie Q! Erik Secrest! Cyndi Williams! Jan. 21-Feb..."
Gay Place: I'm Not Gonna Miss You
Gay Place bids you adieu
Columns January 14, 2016, by Kate X Messer
"...DENIM DOVES Sister-wives in a compound? They're alive, damnit! Oh, wash those Kimmy Schmidt sugarplums right out of your head: It's Kerri Atwood! Florinda Bryant! Henna Chou! Khattie Q! and more. Jan..."
Gay Place: Anything ...
Selena's birthday week is Dreaming of You
Columns April 9, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Land Line Reception Artist Jaelah Kuehmichel's exploration of the modern quandary of over-stimin' and under-lovin' includes a host of its own stimulation, including Henna Chou w/James Talambas and Lacey Richter. Sat., April 11, 7-10pm..."
Hold on to your manties, Austin's premier queer fest is here
DAILY The Gay Place February 18, 2015, by Blake McCoy and Kate X Messer
"...• Aux Aux: Interdimensional Hypothesis Ep. 2 Henna Chou, Brit Wallis / Voyage of The Mimis Errin Delperdang, Dany Casey 6-7pm..."
Ready|Set|Go! transmutes leaden limbs to golden motion
Arts Review December 14, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...5) That's Rosalyn Nasky, he means – one of the featured dancers, along with Nicole Roerick, Katherine Hodges, Kelly Hasandras, Errin Delperdang, Alyson Dolan, Amy Myers, Scott Roskilly, Stephanie Chavez, Jude Hickey, Janna Rock, Joey Hood, Amy Benenate, Alex Miller, Zenobia Taylor, and Dany Casey. These kinetic specialists were accompanied by live music from Benton, and from Henna Chou, Adam Sultan, Drew Silverman, Max Stoffregen, and Jeffery Hooten..."
Bridge/Tunnel Brings a Cutting Edge to Austin's Hike & Bike Trail
Experimental dance and music in the midst of the city's outside
DAILY Arts December 7, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Now those two are involved in Bridge/Tunnel, a bit of guerilla art-making in the great outdoors – in the tunnel and on the trail below Mopac, near Lake Austin Boulevard – this Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Nasky, with the Ready/Set/Go! dance troupe; Benton, with an small array of musicians including Church of the Friendly Ghost's Henna Chou, Drew Silverman, and Max Stoffregen...."
The Long and the Short of It
It's an uphill battle securing a future for a short film
Screens Story October 19, 2012, by Dan Solomon
"...From the get-go, this whole project just had some magic to it – not just the success that it's had so far, but the creation of it," she says. "It started with an episode of [local web series] Project: Rant! that Rafael and I did; I met my boyfriend on "Quiet Girl," who produced it; my little sister is in it; a lot of my friends have cameos; my friend Sarah has a cameo while she was nine-months pregnant, and that'll always be there; Henna Chou is playing the cello; all these things really endear it to me."..."
The Tuning Project
The improvised movements of Julie Nathanielsz and her dancers were full of refreshing surprises
Arts Review January 22, 2015, by Jonelle Seitz
"...Warm yellow dominated the color palette in the individualized costumes, the wood floor, and the light, intensified by two electric lamps sitting on the floor and moved ad hoc by the performers. Warm and eclectic like the costuming, the soundscape was made by Henna Shih-Han Chou, with an assortment of objects and instruments, as well as by each dancer's calls of directives: "pause," "reverse," "repeat," and so on..."