Thailand International Composition Festival

Tomorrow (July 8) I will fly to Bangkok, Thailand for participating the Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF). My piece, Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes (2012) for violin, percussion and piano, was selected as one of twelve finalists in the TICF Composition Competition, and will be premiered at the music auditorium (MACM Hall) of Mahidol University on July 14 (10am). I was invited to participate the TICF from July 9 to 14 to attend all the concerts and lectures, and get the feedback of my piece in the Masterclass. I am looking forward to my trip to Bangkok.

By the way, I will travel to Bangkok from July 8 to 18. In these days I will have two pieces performing in Taiwan. Ballade (2012) for violin and percussion will be premiered tomorrow night (7pm, July 8) at the Miaoli International Culture and Tourism Bureau Concert Hall by violinist Yu-Hao Chang and percussionist Sayun Chang. Cave Railroad (2011) for solo alto saxophone will have Taiwan premiered performance at the YAMAHA Artists Service Center (Taipei) by saxophonist Po-Fang Chang on July 17. Although I am not able to attend these two concerts, I believe the performances will be fantastic. Please visit the “Performances” page to get more information of concerts.

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Ballade

Ballade (2012)
for Vioin and Percussion

Instrumentation of Percussion:
Marimba (5-Oct), 4 Wood Blocks, 4 Bongos, Conga, Snare Drum, Tambourine, Bamboo Wind Chime, Glass Wind Chime, Kalimba

World Premiere:
July 8, 2012
Taiwanese Aboriginal Concert
Miaoli International Culture and Tourism Bureau Concert Hall, Miaoli, Taiwan
Yu-Hao Chang, violin; Sayun Chang, percussion

Duration: 10 minutes
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Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes

Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes (2012)
for Violin, Percussion and Piano

Award:
Selected work in the 32nd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival in Tokyo, Japan (2014)
Selected work in the final round of the Eighth Thailand International Composition Competition (2012)

Instrumentation:
Violin, Percussion (Vibraphone, 3 Tom-Toms, Snare Drum, Bass Drum), and Piano

World Premiere:
July 14, 2012
The Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival
Music Auditorium (MACM Hall), College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Charatmanat Lertsukon, violin; Anusorn Prabnongbua, percussion; Pasatorn Stieniti, piano

Duration: 9 minutes
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Clarinet Quintet

Quintet (2008-2009)
for Clarinet and String Quartet

Award:
The Honorable Mention of the Chamber Music Rochester Young Composer Competition (2009)

World Premiere:
February 25, 2009
Feng-Hsu Lee MM Degree Recital
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Eugene Pook, clarinet; Chen-Han Tsai, Christina Zhou, violins; Oliver Chang, viola; Matthew Huber, cello

Duration: 19 minutes
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Dream Landscapes

Dream Landscapes (2008)
for Saxophone Quartet

I. Sunshine through the Rain
II. Peach Blossoms Dancing
III. The Blizzard
IV. The Tunnel of Soldiers with Light Blue Faces
V. Wheat Field with Crows (homage to Claude Debussy)
VI. The Weeping Demons after the Red Mountain
VII. Village of the Watermills

Commissioned by Composition VII Saxophone Quartet

World Premiere:
July 29, 2008
Composition VII Saxophone Quartet Concert
National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Composition VII Saxophone Quartet
Po-Yuan Ku, soprano saxophone; Cheng-Yu Lee, alto saxophone; Chia-Chia Wu, tenor saxophone; Chih-Huan Wu, baritone saxophone

Duration: 20 minutes
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Path

Path (2011)
for Oboe, English Horn, Viola, Cello and Piano

I. Lament
II. Scherzo
III. Prayer

Commissioned by Sylvanus Ensemble

World Premiere:
April 29, 2011
Sylvanus Ensemble Concert
Universalist Church, West Hartford, CT
Sylvanus Ensemble:
Ling-Fei Kang, oboe; Charles Huang, English horn; Kum Joung You, viola; Han-Wei Lu, cello; Wen-Hui Lily Lin, piano

Duration: 16 minutes

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