Orchestral / large ensemble

ORCHESTRA

Blaze 《燃》 2019  

for orchestra (2'30")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Silver Lining 《一線光》 2019

for symphonic wind orchestra (9'00") 

commissioned by ShinyWinds with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

Illuminance II  2012/17

percussion concerto (14'00")

commissioned by Thierry Miroglio

Clear Light  《明光》 2015

for orchestra (15'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund  

  

Illuminance  《亮光》 2012

concerto for percussion and chamber orchestra (10'00")

written for Thierry Miroglio, commissioned by the Chinese Woman Composers' Association with support from CASH Music Fund

Quicksilver Swirls  《水銀漩》 2006

for orchestra (8'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Stirring Up . . . Cosmic Dust 2005

for orchestra (11'00")

ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR

 

in time of daffodils 《於水仙盛開之時》 2016

for women's choir (SA), mixed chamber choir (SSAATB), mixed choir (SSAATB) and orchestra (10'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Baptist University  

GAMELAN

Resonance  《共.鳴》2015

for solo sheng and Balinese gamelan gong kebyar  (9'00") 

commissioned by HKU Gamelan with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble  

LARGE ENSEMBLE

Transit 《渡》2019

for Chinese plucked string orchestra (8'00")

commissioned by Hong Kong Plucked String Chinese Orchestra

Transcend 《越》2019

for Chinese plucked string orchestra (8'00")

commissioned by Hong Kong Plucked String Chinese Orchestra

Dadra  《六拍》2012

for tabla and mixed ensemble (14'00")

[fl, ob, cl, 3 perc, tabla, yangqin, pipa, zheng, vln, vc, db]

commissioned by Collegium Musicum Hong Kong for "East West Encounter IV" concert 

Drunk With Flower Shadows 《醉花陰》2001

for soprano and chamber ensemble (10'00")

[soprano, fl, ob, cl, bsn, strings]

commissioned by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund  

 

Chamber

DUET

Floating Recollections《浮記》2019

for 2 horns (3'00")

commissioned for "Flux", a curated concert in response to Luis Chan's painting, Santa Claus Visiting My Studio

Flow Like Water 《若水》 2019

for horn, percussion and yoga (25'00")

commissioned by AFTEC for Flow festival for Sha Lo Wan village, Lantau Island

Moon Shadow 《月影》2019

for pipa and piano (14'30")

commissioned by Zhang Ying and Linda Yim with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

Tram Strop, Des Voeux Road, Central. 16 October 2004  (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet and viola
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Stretch  《伸弦》2003

for cello and zheng (7'40")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival with support from CASH Music Fund

TRIO

Sounds of Disappearance 《聲逝》2018

for horn/didgeridoo, percussion, toy piano, and fixed media (25'00")

commissioned by AFTEC for Flight festival for Sha Lo Wan village, Lantau Island

Snowy Landscape  《雪景》 2015

for violin, cello and piano (8'00)

commissioned by Trio Morisot

Pacific Place. 14 October 2004 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Street Scene, Des Voeux Road, Central. 14 October 2004 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Victoria Harbour, With View of Container Terminal. 13 June 2005 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for bass clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Cultural Centre At Night, Tsim Sha Tsui. 17 September 2015 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Queen's Road East, Wanchai. 14 July 2007 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Closed to Traffic. 29 September 2014 (from City Impressions) 2014-16
for clarinet, viola and piano
commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

 

Reflections on Arirang  《阿里郎 - 回響》2013

for clarinet, violin and piano (10'00") 

commissioned by Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation for "Arirang, the New Waves" concert

Pieter Bruegel, Netherlandish Proverbs 《皮耶特.布魯格爾 - 尼德蘭諺語》2013

for clarinet, violin and viola (2'30")

commissioned by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for "The Cultural Life of Wilson Shieh" with support from CASH Music Fund

Hou Chun-ming Hsing-Tien 《侯俊明 - 刑天》2013

for violin, viola and zheng (2'30")

commissioned by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for "The Cultural Life of Wilson Shieh" with support from CASH Music Fund  

 

QUARTET

(Im)pulses 《脈動》2017

for percussion quartet and dancer (10'00") 

commissioned by Toolbox Percussion with support from CASH Music Fund


The Bacewicz Obsession 《縈繫》2016

for string quartet (1'30") 

commissioned by Cultural Management Office, The University of Hong Kong for Szymanowski Quartet

A Rescue Ring in the Sky  2015

for string quartet (2'20") 

commissioned by Hong Kong Composers' Guild 

Lineae 《線》 2014

for string quartet and dancers (15'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild with support from CASH Music Fund for Musicarama 2014 Festival  

City of Transition  《過渡.城市》2013-14

for string quartet (15'00")

commissioned by the 2014 Hong Kong Arts Festival with support from CASH Music Fund

I. Tram Depot on a Cold Night

II. Wooden Clogs

III. An Old Colonial Building

IV. Images of Hong Kong

   

Diffusion II  2010

for string quartet (4'30") 

 

QUINTET

The Half Moon Shows a Face of Plaintive Sweetness  2012

for pipa and string quartet (5'30")

SEPTET

 

 

City of Transition  《過渡.城市》2013

for clarinet, sheng, pipa and string quartet (15'00")

commissioned by the 2014 Hong Kong Arts Festival with support from CASH Music Fund 

I. Tram Depot on a Cold Night

II. Wooden Clogs

III. An Old Colonial Building

IV. Images of Hong Kong  

OCTET

Double Exposure 《疊影2020

for double string quartet (9'30")

commissioned by Cong Quartet and Romer String Quartet

Aurora  《極光》2008

for chamber ensemble (7'30")

[fl/alto fl, cl/bass cl, pno, 2 vln, 1va, 1 vc, 1 db]

commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild for "Musicarama 2008 Festival" with support from CASH Music Fund

   

NONET

   

Quicksilver Swirls  《水銀漩》2006/2012

for chamber ensemble (8'00")

[2 fl, 2 cl, 1 pno, 2 perc, 1 vln, 1 vc]

   

   

 

Solo

Kinetic Metallics 《錚.律》2018

for prepared vibraphone (4'00")

commissioned by and dedicated to Matthew Lau

Remembrance of the Stonewall Trees 《憶牆樹》2017

for sheng (6'00")

commissioned by and dedicated to Loo Sze Wang

Old Posters, Near Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island. 17 October 2004 (from City Impressions) 2016

for piano (4'00")

commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund

Hotels Above Pacific Place. 28 May 2005 (from City Impressions) 2016

for bass clarinet (2'10")

commissioned by Western District Music Ensemble with support from CASH Music Fund


Michelangelo Bacchus  《米開朗基羅 - 酒神》2013

for zheng (2'30")

commissioned by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for "The Cultural Life of Wilson Shieh" with support from CASH Music Fund  

 

Haruki Murakami  《村上春樹》2013

for clarinet (2'30")

commissioned by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for "The Cultural Life of Wilson Shieh" with support from CASH Music Fund

   

Image, Colours 《形.色》2010-13

for piano 

commissioned by and dedicated to Mary Wu with support from CASH Music Fund 

I. Dance of Flowing Streams (2012) 2'00"

II. Song of Crystal Light (2010) 3'00"

III. Splahes of Colour (2013) 3'30"  

 

Between Memory and Reality 1998

for percussion and tape (8'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

 

Choral / Vocal

in time of daffodils 《於水仙盛開之時》

2016

for women's choir (SA), mixed chamber choir (SSAATB), mixed choir (SSAATB) and orchestra (10'00")

[2+picc., 2+cor ang., 2+bass cl., 2+contra bsn / 4.2.3.1 / timp / 3 perc / celesta / strings]

commissioned by the Hong Kong Baptist University  


Sigh No More, Ladies

2013

for mezzo soprano and piano (1'30")

written for theatre Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

There's a Certain Slant of Light  《一束斜光》

2009

for a cappella mixed chorus (SSAATTBB) (4'00")

written for Sregnis Singers

commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild

   

Han Shan  《寒山》

2004

for mixed choir and strings (8'00")

commissioned by Jerome Hoberman and the Hong Kong Bach Choir and Orchestra  

Drunk With Flower Shadows  《醉花陰》

2001

for soprano and chamber ensemble (10'00")

[soprano, fl, ob, cl, bsn, strings]

commissioned by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

 

Theatrical / film

The Revenge of Orphan Zhao 《亂世梟雄》

2018

Music scored for the drama The Revenge of Orphan Zhao by Vicki Ooi and Oscar Fung; directed by Vicki Ooi and Oscar Fung

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection  

 

Twelfth Night 十二夜》

2016

Music scored for the drama adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Vicki Ooi; directed by Mel Hillyard and Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection  

Jason and the Argonauts 《希臘少年英雄傳》

2014

Music scored for the drama adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts by Michael Brown; directed by Michael Brown and Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection  

 

The 39 Steps  《三十九步級:一笑一驚心》

2014

Music scored for the drama adaptation of the novel by John Buchan; directed by Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection  

 

Much Ado About Nothing  《喜戲洋洋》

2013

Music scored for the drama adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing; directed by Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Shakespeare4All Hong Kong

   

The Song of Hiawatha  《酋長海華之歌》 

2013

Music scored for the drama adaptation of Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha; directed by Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection

   

Music for Emma  《求愛敢死隊》

2012

Music scored for the drama adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma; directed by Vicki Ooi

commissioned by the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection

   

Behind The Screen  《屏幕之後》

2010

Film score for Charlie Chaplin's 1916 movie Behind The Screen 

for string quartet (23'30")

commissioned by Contemporary Musiking for Silent Film New Music

 

Electro-acoustic

Four Floating Soundscapes 

2019

for mixed media (5'00")

NYC Subway

2018

for fixed media (3’54”)

Gloucester Road

2016

for fixed media (2’19”)

City Impressions Suite Soundscape

2014-16

A Stanza Adrift II

2010

for fixed media (1'00")

   

A Stanza Adrift

2000

for fixed media (3'00")

   

Between Memory and Reality

1998

for percussion and fixed media (8'00")

commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers' Guild with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

   

Suite for Virtual Double Bass

1997

for fixed media (30'18")

I. Floating Dust

II. Tapping Dance I

III. Crisscrossing Lines

IV. Energy

V. Meditating Strokes

VI. Tapping Dance II

VII. Inmost Endeavour

   

Cympergon

1995

for fixed media (12'00")

 

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