I've worked my entire career as a freelancer, one show or project to the next. In recent years, my focus has been primarily on live performing plus whatever interesting opportunities might come up along the way, or just working on personal productions in my own home studio.
My interests took a more classical turn in 2020. Live performing and touring have not been possible during COVID, but that has also opened up new opportunities for producing original content in my home studio.
Narrating the memoirs of a Canadian doctor who led a refugee camp in Henan during the Japanese occupation of 1938, available on Soundcloud and Ximalaya.
One of the first xiangsheng I ever performed, recorded in Shanghai in early 1990. The ending was censored for television broadcast, but has been restored here.
Dashan Live is on hold for the time being. Who really knows when both live performing and international travel will return to anywhere near pre-pandemic levels? I just decided to step back, focus on other things for a year or two and come back with a new show when the time is right. No rush for now (year three and counting), but eventually this is what I would like to get back to. Here are some samples from shows I've done in the past: