Author: austinyip

《這邊有風,那邊有樹,它們卻不相遇》Here is Wind, There is Tree, But They Never Meet (2020)

for 36-reed Sheng, Pipa and Guzheng Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers’ Guild Programme Notes Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, “Here is Wind, There is Tree, But They Never Meet” was written during the pandemic in summer 2020. One day I was gazing out of my room’s window, looking at

《述懷》Song of Pilgrimage (2020)

for sanxian solo, dedicated to Zhao Taisheng

《虛空之下》Underneath//Emptiness (2020)

for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, electronics and video Programme Notes Commissioned by Unheard-of//Ensemble, “Underneath//Emptiness” is inspired by the sound heard in Hong Kong MTR/ New York Subway trains and stations, two of the world’s busiest underground transit system. I have always been fond of sounds heard underground, perhaps it was

《維多利印象》Victoria Impression (2018)

for timpani, percussion and string quartet Premiered during Toolbox International Creative Academy by TICA faculty on 11 January, 2019 at Y-Square. Programme Notes “Victoria Impression” is inspired by a poem of Hong Kong poet Yesi, which depicts the scenery of the Victoria Harbour, a landmark in Hong Kong. “Victoria Impression”

《末》Omega (2019)

for violin solo Premiered by Patrick Yim and Linda Yim on 8 November, 2019 at AC Hall, HKBU. Programme Notes Omega foresees the last generation of human being, and it summerises the life of Generation X, Y and Z. Omega is originally composed as the cadenza of my Violin Concerto

《羅曼史》Romance (2019)

for large orchestra Premiered by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on 1, 2 November, 2019 at Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Programme Notes Inspired by Beethoven’s Romance in G for violin and orchestra, this work was commissioned to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The video was taken at MacDowell Colony during

Philosophy ONE – microsecond (2018/2020)

for electronics and video Included in TransCultural Exchange’s “Hello World” project. See here under “sound” Radio Broadcast BBC Radio 3 (UK) – Late Junction, 11pm, 30 August 2018. Co-Op Radio 100.5FM (Vancouver, Canada) – Soundscapes, 9pm, 4 July 2018. Fresh Art International (US) – Podcasts on multi-platforms, 10am, 25 July,

第一小提琴協奏曲《代》Violin Concerto No.1: Generation (2019)

for violin and symphonic band (or piano) Violin Concerto No.1: Generation, premiered by Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra and Patrick Yim on 26 May, 2019 at Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. violin and piano version, premiered by Patrick Yim and Linda Yim on 8 November, 2019 at AC

Eurydice (2017/2019)

In collaboration with Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne Premiered in Castle of Cerisy, Normandy, France on 17 May, 2018 during the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy. Screened on 7-14 October, 2018 at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia, Spain during the 5th Encuentro internacional de video-danza y video-performance.

《霸王》String Quartet No.4 Plus: Emperor (2016)

for harmonica and string quartet Premiered by Harry Choi and Romer String Quartet on 2 September, 2019 at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong.

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