Instrumentation: [bass fl, bass cl. Fr.Hrn, Tpt, Percussion, spatialized]
Commissioned by Lucerne Festival
We breathe, to survive, to re-energize, to be. There is the tension that comes with the intake and the release with the deflation:
Instrumentation: alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello, percussion
Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring
This work sets out as an exploration into the various states one engages with the musical, personal and spatial elements during a performance. Inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s seminal work The Poetics of Space in which he, in describing the transitional relationship between the ‘outside’ and ‘inside’, of spaces, of thoughts, and of human relationships, writes:
Instrumentation: Percussion sextet and live spatialized electronics
Commissioned by Red Fish Blue Fish
A creature buried beneath layers of cognitive dust called memory, set mobile, by the faintest reminiscence of that familiar light, smell, movement, sound. Unleashed and floods rationality, its tentacles crawl over the real-estate of the mind, transport you back to the one time, space, emotion, and person.
Instrumentation: Flute, cello.
Influenced by the Spinozan belief that the body is capable to be affected and modulated upon encounters with other bodies, I am keen to explore the scenario in which the inter/pre-personal interactions between the duo of musicians are exaggerated and reacted upon.
Instrumentation: violin, piano, tenor saxophone, percussion
*version 2018: double bass, piano, tenor saxophone, percussion
Commissioned by Thing Edge New Music Collective
Something mesmerizing takes place when sound is produced by a performer on his/her chosen instrument. The aural sensation, as it is filtered through our ears, evokes certain reminiscence of the past, or future; while the eyes follows closely to the performer’s bodily movements as an additional layer of innately human and social interaction being expressed beyond the audible.
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Instrumentation: clarinet, flute, violin, cello, piano, percussion
Commissioned by the Dorian Le Gillian Composition Award
Instrumentation: clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Commissioned by Beijing Modern Music Festival
This is a work about a process: a process of searching for an equilibrium, a recovery, a convalescence, an anchor in the midst of chaos; of learning to balance in between moving forward, relapsing backward, and standing undecidedly still; of reminiscing what has been lost, yet looking forward to what is to come; of a cyclic repetition, finding ways and reaching towards that innocent and unadulterated beginning.