Concert (Live/Online)

In a unique concert spanning cultures, Dong Xi leads the audience to an eclectic music journey. They combine musical traditions in original music inspired by Chinese folk, classical music, and American jazz. The musicians intersperse their performance with demonstrations of and commentary on their music and creative processes.


Past shows for example:

Millenium Stage at Kennedy Center

Archive Challenge at Library of Congress

Dong Xi World Music Concert

Kennedy Center Arts Across America Live Stream

Educational Program (Workshop/Residency)

Dong Xi enjoys to participate in school programs and residencies. They offer workshops and community outreach to professionals and non- professionals with topics including but not limited to "Musical Improvisation", "Concepts and Vocabulary in Dong Xi's Music", "Respect, Listen, and Collaborate", "The Way", and "Breaking the Boundaries".

Past events for example:

TEDex Tysons -"Legacy"

ASIA NORTH 2021Virtual Concert and Workshop (Towson University)

Online workshop for Ethnomusicology program of Boston College 

Dong Xi Online Workshop 2020 

Teaching Residency at Beijing Language and Culture University, China, 2019

Trio with Shu-Chen Cuff

The trio that Dong Xi formed with dance artist Shu-Chen Cuff is an epitome of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration. They break the boundaries of disparate art forms and create a multi-dimensional sensory space by improvising. This collaboration is an entire interpretation of synesthesia, the artistic transferred sense, which embodies the characteristics of interconnection and interchangeable across art disciplines.

Past show for example:

“Reshaping Space” ,

Sound Design (Theater/Film/Media)

"… percussionist weapon, versatile world musician Tom Teasley; partnered with the excellent Chinese dulcimer expert Chao Tian. "- Missy Frederick , DC TheatreScene

“… the team of Tom Teasley on percussion, and Chao Tian on Chinese dulcimer, performing as the group Dong Xi, heightens a splendid unfolding musical fantasy." - Roger Katlin, Broadway World

Past show for example:

The White Snake (2019, Constellation Theater Company, DC)


Dong Xi's musical dialogues are based on the Taoist philosophy of Wu Wei, meaning “action through inaction.” By creating beautiful music through respecting, listening, and reacting, the duo offers a model for resolving conflict and organizing chaos mindfully and organically.  Healing music can be offered by both live or online shows and lectures. 

Music for example: