Cosy Nook with Bin Li

For the 9th Cosy Nook we welcome New York based composer / artist Bin Li


Performed by Cameron Howe (viola), Petri Huurinainen (bowed acoustic guitar), Bin Li (qin), Alex Nikiporenko (keyboard, melodica), Sebastian Sterkowicz (bass clarinet), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (shruti box), Mirei Yazawa (trumpet)

Bin Li has chosen to perform with a traditional Chinese instrument the Qin, a recent multimedia work ‘I am also here’ (qin, voices, video), as well as a new solo and ensemble works based on the American national anthem, ‘america is hard to hear’ (qin) and ‘to hear’ (qin, voices, various instruments) for which he is joined by performers from the London experimental and improvised music scene.



I am also here (qin, voices, video), 2017/18

america is hard to hear (qin), 2019

to hear (qin, voices, various instruments), 2019


Bin Li

Recent work explores the immateriality of sound and its derivatives. His open scores have been realized in Klangraum (Düsseldorf), Inner Field (Brooklyn), Gänsemarkt (Hamburg), A Place to Listen (Victoria B.C) and The Unseen Festival (Denver). The scores are published by Edition Wandelweiser.

Bin holds degrees from the Jacobs School of Music and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His notated music has been performed at international festivals and venues including Aspen Music Festival, the Avantin Suvisoitto, the Bargemusic, the Tenri Cultural Institute, the Palais Montcalm, the Spectrum NYC, by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Multilaterale among others.

Cosy Nook

(since 2016) a small cove in South London, where we occasionally come together to play, listen to and share words, sounds and other gems, polished or unpolished. (Named after a small rocky bay littered with gem stones smoothed by the fierce tidal waters of New Zealand South Island).