Resonance

共.鳴

2015

for 21-reed sheng and Balinese gamelan gong kebyar  (9')

Resonance, defined as the ‘reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object’, figuratively describes the relationship in this piece between the sheng and the Balinese gamelan gong kebyar

 

Specially written for Loo Sze-wang and the HKU Gamelan, this work is a musical interplay and dialogue between the solo sheng and the gamelan, in which musical materials are shared between them. This piece also inherits some features of traditional gamelan music, including ostinatos, interlocking patterns and cyclical structure.

 

Resonance was commissioned by HKU Gamelan in 2015 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

 

「共鳴」一詞指兩物之間因共振而發聲的現象,意指兩物產生交互作用。在作品《共.鳴》中, 此交互作用乃形容笙和嘉美蘭樂器在樂曲中的互動關係。此作品特別為笙演奏家盧思泓及香港大學嘉美蘭樂團而寫,當中有不少給獨奏者和嘉美蘭樂團之間的互動音樂素材。本作品亦承傳傳統印尼嘉美蘭音樂的特色,包括不斷重覆的片段、連鎖樂句和循環結構等特點 。

此作品於2015年由香港大學嘉美蘭樂團委約,費用由香港作曲家及作詞家協會轄下的「CASH音樂基金」和香港創樂團贊助。

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