A Farewell Song

A Farewell Song (2014)
for Trombone, Percussion and Piano

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

Instrumentation of Percussion:
Vibraphone, 5 Roto-Toms (Bb, eb, ab, bb, e1), 4 Nipple Gongs (eb, ab, a, b), Rainstick, Glass Wind Chimes, Glass Bottle.

World Premiere:
March 30, 2014
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Matthew Russo, trombone; Jianpeng Feng, percussion; Shuangning Liu, piano

Duration: 8 minutes
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Tides in February

My new piece, Tidal Movements for double bass quartet, will present twice this February. On both two Sundays (Feb. 17 and 24) and both at 5pm, tides will go to two different places. First, tides will go to Louisiana State University as programming in the Louisiana Bass Fest Concert. It is my pleasure that Eastman School of Music bass faculty James VanDemark and  LSU School of Music bass faculty Yung-Chiao Wei will perform this piece. Second, tides again will go to the Hartt School. After attending one rehearsal of this piece at Hartt, I am glad to know that the Hartt School bass faculty Robert Black, who gave me an opportunity to make this piece born into the world, will involve performing this piece in the Hartt Bass Band concert as well. I am so excited and looking forward to both of two concerts. For more information, please visit the “Performances” page.

FINAL UPDATE!!! The Hartt Bass Band concert will be at 8pm on March 10. It is on Sunday at Room F163 of the Hartt School. (March 6)

UPDATE!!! The Hartt Bass Band concert has been postponed due to that the Prof. Black has a serious accident recently. More information about this concert will be announced later. Hope Prof. Black can have a good rest and recover soon. (February 17)

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Five Bagatelles

Five Bagatelles (2009)
for Piano and String Quartet

I. On Alert
II.  Rainy Night of Flowers
III. Curves of the Wind
IV. Isolation
V. Hunting Song

Award: The First Prize of Washington International Competition for Composition (2012)

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

World Premiere:
April 2, 2010
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Erberk Eryılmaz, piano; Samuel Martin, Andy Bhasin, violins; Laura Krentzman, viola; Haeyoon Shin, cello

Duration: 11 minutes
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