List of Selected Works

Name Instrumentation Duration Year
<TBA> Voice and Sub-bass recorder in progress
Seoljanggu Janggu in progress
Seas of Ink

    This video takes a macroscopic and global view of Hong Kong culture, connecting her idiosyncratic cultural, historical, geographical and political conditions in a symbolic play in relation to greater Chinese culture.

    Isolation of Hong Kong from Mainland China and her mixed cultural influences, before and after the Handover, effectuate the ongoing osmotic evolution, an exchange that is a drag and pull to the development of Chinese cultural and political status. A world within a world, a water within a water, is the visual structure developed. Images like Sea, Ink and Calligraphy, as well as different modes of sound diffusion and mise-en-scène are some of the elements being used to generate micro and macro movements via a world-within-world model.

Date: 25 April 2018
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Video: Tutaj (Aleksandra Cieślewicz and Wang Chih-Chien)
Performers: Dawning Quartet
Piano Quartet, Tape and Video 4' 2018

    This piece is about perspective-taking: listeners taking perspectives to the people in the past, to fellow listeners, to musicians, to composer, musicians to the listeners, the composer, to each other, and composer to all of the above etc. The method is to set up specific conditions that heighten awareness of dissimilarity, demobilize habitual routes of perception and cognition, and necessitate the search of new routes that involves perspective taking.

    To this end, there are non-habitual forces of exclusion and inclusion on different levels throughout the piece. Exclusions ranges from sensory, so that each listener receives different visual and auditory information, to aesthetic/socio-cultural, so that comprehension and appreciation requires background knowledges and experiences. Inclusions, which offers new routes in bridging exclusivities, recruits the common sensorimotor and cognitive capabilities of all humans, i.e. the intentional use of the human body, as well as the schemtic processes we perceives thousand times on a daily basis — balancing, counterforces, matching, merging, source-path-goal, removal of restraints etc. (c.f. Johnson 1987 and Lakoff 1987).

    In this redistribution of knowledge availability, this piece aims to confront the situation of social, cultural, political and ideological co-existence and conflicts prevalent in today's world. It is hoped that the listeners of different backgrounds and capacities can find their own ways in perspective-taking, and at the same time acknowledge and respect the fact that one may not know everything of the other perspectives.

Date: 17 November 2017
Venue: Tongyeong Concert Hall Black Box, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Performers: Selena Choi (HKNME), violin; Lee Ah-Reum (Ensemble Good Mori), haegeum
Second Performance
Date: 20 November 2017
Venue: Spring Workshop, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Violin and Haegeum 10' 2017
Tram-ism Viola, Violoncello, Pipa and Tape 2'30" 2017
24 capricci per violino solo da Nicolò Paganini Violin 10' 2014
Fragments, on the Bridge Violin, Viola and Violoncello 5' - ∞ 2013
Toccata Tenor Saxophone 5' 2013
moments musicaux Clarinet, Viola and Contrabass 1'30" 2013
Weekend Ritual Clarinet, Violin and Violoncello 1' 2012
Title Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano 2'15" 2012
Nidra Orchestra 12' 2012
Tombe de Sommeil Flute and Piano 10' 2011
Qin Electronics 5'30" 2010
une étude sur la vocalitié Violin and Electronics 8' 2010
Timing and Remembering - I Viola 12'30" 2010
meso- Shang, Clarinet, Percussion, Guzheng and Violoncello 5'10" 2009
The Pale Bone from Dragon Spring 粉骨龍泉 Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Percussion and Piano 12' 2008
Lotus Electronics 1' 2008
Empathy Project in Collaboration with Composer Peiying Yuan, Engineers Ramaraju Medisetty and Chandrika Computer (MAX/MSP) and EEG Device (Interactive Multimedia)    
Da Xie Yi 大寫意 Orchestra 3' 2007
Conveyor II – hedonism Flute and Violoncello 11' 2006
Conveyor I – determinism Viola and Piano 9'30" 2006
Asterisk String Quartet 10' 2006
1337.33K Sheng, 3 Horns, Trombone, Tuba and 3 Percussionists 7'30" 2006
Scherzo Piano 9' 2005