Now with one year past I think I dare to post this here. It was a remarkable experience which I don’t even know if there will be a repeat or anything that comes close. Again I could only say wherever my encounters take me. The minimalism is explicit; this has been pointed out by my… Continue reading Orchestral Piece for a New Era
The HKOC Open Sprint Event was finally over last Sunday, successfully held save for major delays resulting from a faulty control unit and the resulting surge in results workload. This was my first orienteering event as organizer and I must thank every official and competitor who helped keep the event running, among other people who… Continue reading In transition
But then anyway… perhaps one of my composition friends put it right: it’s always better to study in other graduate schools rather than that of your own university. (He also rightly summarized my experience as a low ebb coming tightly after a high tide.) The only master’s admissions left for me are one composition programme… Continue reading Yes, I have shed my tears for being rejected by the graduate school of my own university.
Mid-December 2014. Perhaps a bit late to plan the next year (or might be just in time). 2014 has been indeed a year never before experienced. Compositions, maps, super long trips. Ever tumultuous and changing society. Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mongkok revolutionizes our urban spatial experience (and above all political, but remember that planning is… Continue reading Mid-December – planning the year 2015
Time to spend more time on my actual major – music. Planning of the graduation concerts is under way. I plan to hold 2 or 3 concerts which will showcase me as both a performer and a composer. Also related to music, I have finally obtained a flute teaching part-time job, thus ending perhaps one… Continue reading December
Following my O-Week in Tallinn I stayed a few days in Vienna (with my mother and sister who were also on vacation), during which I attended a performance of Philip Glass’ Ninth Symphony, with Dennis Russell Davies (a long-time companion of Glass) conducting the Bruckner-Orchester Linz (where Davies is chief conductor) in the grand hall… Continue reading Alpe Adria Championships
Almost a month passed before I am writing a post on this event i.e. the composition project performance on 30 April. The ensemble-in-residence of the CUHK Music composition project this year (i.e. the ensemble that will perform submissions) is Jenga, a Hong Kong percussion quartet. Having written the Kowloon Rhapsody as assignment work last semester,… Continue reading Composition project – Kowloon Rhapsody