Compositions

作曲表 LIST OF COMPOSITIONS AND PERFORMANCES:


2010  Transformation in Purple for pipa solo

        [premiere Oct. 2010 by Wu Man, Trinity Music Center, Philadelphia. Second performance,     2011 the sound track of "Shadow | Play: The Empress Dowager in the Movies." at the Power |       Play exhibition at the Freer/Sackler Gallery in Smithsonian Museum ]


2009  La Sonorité de la Sphère 聲籟 for flute solo and flute orchestra

    [Premiere October 2009, Pierre-Yves Artaud and Orchestre Français de Flûtes, Salle Alfred    

    Cortot, Paris]


2008  Crystallization I for harp, Crystallization II for piano
         
[Premiere November 2008, Weil (Carnegie) Hall, New York]



2008  Whispering Intimacy, As in a Dream, 漱玉詞兩闕 for flute & mezzo soprano
          [premiere July 2008, Padies Festival, France]



2007 Spring River Floral Moon, 春江花月piano solo白鷺鷥文教基金會委約

          compulsory repertoire for the International Chopin Competition, Taipei, Taiwan,

          September 2008]  Click here for the video



2000-5 The Firmiana Rain, 梧桐雨 opera

         [Public Reading May 2002, New York City Opera, premiere November, 2007,
          國家劇院 Taiwan National Theater]

       


2000  Dream Weaving : Fragments, Finding 織夢
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for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, contrabass,  percussion, and piano

         [premiere Jan. 2001, Institute for contemporary arts, Ethical Society, Philadelphia; second

         performance Oct. 2001, both by Relâche ensemble]



1998-9 Sonic Mandala 觀音之緣 for voice, pi-pa, trombone, string quartet
        [premiere Nov. 1999, Interpretations series,

        NYC, co-commissioned by World Music

        Institute; second and third performances Nov.

        Dec. 2001 New York, with Cho-Liang

        Lin; fourth and fifth performance March 2004,

        orchestra 2001, Philadelphia; sixth

        performance Feb.2005, Herbst  Theatre,

        San Francisco;  seventh performance

        March 2005, Princeton Art Museum]



1998  Celestial Blossoms 琪花瑤草 for chamber orchestra

          [premiere Dec. 1998, NYC, by the Orchestra of the Curtis Institute]






1998  Listen to the Song of the Wind 聽風的歌 for traditional Chinese ensemble

         [premiere Sept. 1998, National Music Hall, Taipei, by Wu Man and China Found

           Ensemble, second performance May 2002, Shanghai]

          third and fourth performances March 2010, Winter Olympic, Vancouver,  Philadelphia,

          fifth performance April 2010, Taipei






1995  Striking 驚蟄 for Pi-Pa (Chinese lute)

         [premiere June 1995, Taipei, American premiere May 1996, Boston, third performance

         Feb. 1998, New York, all by Wu Man, fourth performance March 2005, Princeton]





1994  The Wind Whistling Through the Pines 風入松 for traditional Chinese ensemble 

          [premiere Nov. 1994, Amsterdam, following 7 concerts in  Rotterdam, Utrecht, Paris, Stuttgart;

          ninth performance, Jan. 1995,Taipei, by Shanghai Silk and Bamboo Quintet; 3 more Taiwanese   

          performances, March, April 1996, 2 concerts in Warsaw, Vienna, all by China Found ensemble






1993-4 Continuum 時空恆流 for Orchestra

         [commissioned by WGUC for the 125th anniversary of College-Conservatory of Music, Univ.

         of Cincinnati, premiere March 1995 by Cincinnati Philharmonia, dir. Gerhard Samuel;

         Taiwanese premiere June 1997, by Taipei Symphony Orchestra]





1993  Beyond the Festival 凡音流瞬 for 6 percussion 

          [premiere May 1993, Taipei, by University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble; second performance

          December 1993, Warsaw New Music Festival; American premiere Aug. 1996, New York City,

          by Forum Music Group,  sixth performance March 1998, New York City, by Pulse Percussion

          Ensemble]                             






1991  Quartet 四重奏 for oboe, clarinet, percussion, and piano 

           [premiere April 1991, National Recital Hall, Taipei; American Premiere April 1997, Philadelphia,

            by Orcheatra 2001]



1990  Le Vent Balaye le Sable 浪淘沙 for Saxophone, synthesizer, electronic percussion

          [premiere Feb. 1990, Centre Georges POMPIDOU, Paris; second performance March 1990,

           National Music Hall, Taipei.]              






1989  "Roncier Rose sur Treillis" en Novembre, à Paris 荼蘼花架隨想 for solo flute

           [premiere April 1989, France Musique, Radio France, Paris; second performance Aug. 1990,

            Hiroshima, Japan; both by Pierre-Yves Artaud, third performance March 1996, the Festival of

            Sino-American Music and Culture, Cincinnati; fourth performance April 1996, Paris; fifth

            performance March 1998, National Recital Hall, sixth performance March 2005, Princeton,

            seventh performance, Hôtel de Ville, Levallois, Feb. 2008]






1988  L'Amoureuse 眷戀 for Soprano, violin and bowed vibraphone /marimba

           [premiere April 1988, Cincinnati; second performance Feb. 1989, Paris; third performance Oct.

          1989, Taipei; fourth performance July 1990, Darmstadt; fifth performance Nov. 1990, Shanghai;

           sixth performance scheduled Nov. 2001, Taipei







1988  Passage Through the Maze 走出迷宮 for saxophone 

          [2 performances 1990 Copenhagen, Denmark.]




1987  Chiaroscuro 光影掩映 for flute, oboe, trombone, percussion, harp, 2 violins,

          viola, and double bass

           [premiere June in Buffalo, 1987, conducted by Bernard Rands; second performance March 1988,

           Cincinnati, conducted by Gerhard Sammuel; third performance March 1990, Taipei, conducted by   

           Paul Mefano; fourth performance Aug. 1990, Darmstadt, conducted by Aldo Brizzi.]

                                                     




1986  Metempsychosis 蛻變 for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 alto flutes, bass flute

          [premiere May 1986, Cincinnati; European premiere July 1986, Darmstadt; third

          performance Feb. 1987, Paris; fourth performance March 1990, Taipei.]

  


1984  Movement 律動 for string quartet

          [premiere May 1985, Cincinnati; second performance April 1988, Cincinnati; third

          performance March 1990, Taipei, by Paris Opera Players]

 


1983  Four Poems from T'ang Dynasty 唐詩四帖 for soprano, baritone and

          chamber ensemble 

         [performances 1984,85, Cincinnati, by the Contemporary Music Ensemble.]



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