I know I have! The seemingly irrepressible Second Life artist simply wore himself out with all his activities in two worlds. I don’t know of anyone in SL that has been more active. Enniv composes, performs, hosted an SL television program, did machinama and was an important part of the SL Shakespeare company…. phew makes me tired just listing the things he has been involved with.
After a two month break Enniv’s back and I am so pleased that–while he’s determined to cut back for the sake of his own health and sanity– he has agreed to perform on Music Island.
Everytime Enniv has brought a project to Music Island, it has been something new and exciting. The last time Enniv performed at Music Island, he wanted to be inspired by the audience. I found a collaborative online writing site SKRBL and we were able to project the collaborative writing onto the screen for Enniv to relate to musically.
Previously Enniv has worked with particle artists, sculptors and photographers to create events that push the limits far beyond what is possible in real life.
What is his plan for August 1? Join us and see.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Enniv Zarf/Paul Kwo has studied piano since he was five and he has received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Southern California.
He has studied composition with Frank Ticheli, Tamar Diesendruck and David Fick; piano, with Norman Krieger, Lucinda Carver, Francois Regnat and Charles Fierro; Jazz voice, with Matt Falker; Jazz piano, with Russ Ferrante. He has also had the opportunity to work with Bernard Rands, Steven Hartke, Menachem Wiesenberg, David Tcimpidis and Chen Yi. Paul has also studied acting with Joseph Hacker, Jack Rowe, Michael Keenan, Palmer Fuller and Jan Hennigan, and playwriting with Velina Houston.
As a composer, his piece Nanking 1937- recieved the Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize, Endowed by Lucille Meyers at USC. The piece also was placed among the top seven by the New York Youth Symphony’s 2006 First Music Competition receiving a special recognition. Also in 2005 Paul’s Ancient Sacrament for the Organic Machine was placed among the top seven by NYYS’s 2005 First Music competition. The piece led him to be a finalist in the 2004 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards . Furthermore, ERM Media’s has awarded his Ancient Sacrament for the Organic Machine to be included in their ‘Masterworks of the New Era’ Volume Ten, recorded with the Kiev Philharmonic to be released in 2007. Even while he was a senior in Gabrielino High School , Paul was given the opportunity to provide the arrangement of the Alma Mater for the Band. His symphonic poem Maganddore was accepted by USC’s New Music for Orchestra concert in 2006. His music was also performed at the Society of Composer Inc. Region VI Conference at Rice University Syzygy Concert (New Music at Rice) 2006, and his solo piano work Surge has been performed by Chenny Gan at Wintergreen Performing Arts on February 25, 2006 at Wintergreen, Virginia, and has been recorded and released on her 2006 Solo Piano Album.
His career as a pianist has allowed him to perform several of his own compositions at various venues. In addition, he has performed under the batons of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Larry Livingston, Robert Reynolds, Carl St. Clair, Shelly Berg, Don Crockett and Timothy Su, and alongside Yo-Yo Ma and Chinese singer Wei Wei. He is also very active as a pianist and teacher in Southern California.
He is currently working in Los Angeles as an Actor/Filmmaker/Musician/Educator along with being inside the virtual world of Second Life as the above along as an Entrepreneur and Visual Artist.