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
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
I apologize for not being able to type any posts for almost a quarter of a year – was too busy struggling with coursework (I am taking one architecture and one urban studies course this semester in addition to my major courses and one logic course). October brings in the “weekly orienteering” routine, in which… Continue reading October and November
After all the hard work, the composition concert is finally done on Saturday evening – an oestensible mission impossible made possible! The flute sonata is (understandably) the best done, the flute concerto with flaws but still splendidly presented. Much nervousness was endured during the violin concerto but it got through successfully without break. Many thanks… Continue reading Composition concert – done!
As part of the project for the Composition (I) course, a performance of each student’s composition coursework is made today (9 April). My work is titled Breaking the Mist written for a string quintet of 2 violins, 2 violas and 1 cello. The parts are performed by Camille Poon, Paul Koo, Chan Wai-Bun, Clara Lok… Continue reading Composition course project: Breaking the Mist
This is the work, written for standard woodwind quintet (flute/oboe/clarinet/horn/bassoon) I submitted for the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival composition class. Since I plan to incorporate it into a larger woodwind quintet work so it is not given opus number at the meantime.
Tonight I presented the finale of my flute concerto (together with Nielsen’s concerto and C.P.E. Bach’s solo sonata in a minor) in the Music Festival. Didn’t get into the finals, but got a good result nonetheless. Must thank my accompanist Pierre Tang: I have meager experience in making a piano reduction so I made a… Continue reading Hong Kong Schools Music Festival (N848)