E n s e m b l e (7 to 20 Instruments)

Elevatus

2018, 9 mins - fl, cl, trb, perc, pf, vn, vc

Elevatus is scored for flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, vibraphone, violin, and violoncello. It received its first performance by Ensemble Mise-en under the direction of Moon Young Ha on 17 May 2018 at The Cell in New York (NY).

The inspiration for this piece is based on the fresco L'Ascensione (c.1305, The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy) by Florentine artist Giotto di Bondone.

Descending Flow - Gayageum Concerto

2005, 9 mins - fl/picc, ob, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vn, va, vc, db & gayageum

Descending Flow is scored for Gayageum and ensemble (flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass) and was composed during the spring of 2005. It was commissioned by the International Isang Yun Music Society in Germany and was first performed by the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin and Jiyoung Yi under the direction of Roland Kluttig on 24 September 2005 at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany. It lasts for 9 minutes.

 

I would like to express my gratitude to Jiyoung Yi for her encouragement and support over the composition of Descending Flow.

 

The work was performed at Konzerthaus (Berlin/Germany), Gewandhaus (Leipzig/Germany), St Andrew’s on The Terrace (Wellington/New Zealand), Keumho Art Hall (Seoul/Korea), and Danube University Krems (Krems/Austria).

In 2010, Descending Flow recorded by Extraordinary Stroma, is included in a Aurora Australis’ CD on Atoll label by Asia Pacific Festival 2007.

Animato di piu

2005, 8 mins - cl, bn, hn, 2vn, va, vc, db

Animato di più was commissioned by the TIMF ensemble and received its first performance by the TIMF ensemble on 28 December 2005. It lasts for 8 minutes.

The work was awarded to the Third Prize at the Chamber Music Seinäjoki Composition Competition in Finland.

The Light of the World

2003, 9 mins - 12 solo strings

The Light of the World for 12 solo strings was commissioned by the University of York and was completed in early 2003. 

It was first performed by the University Chamber Orchestra and under the direction of John Stringer at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall in York, UK.

 

In 2003, the work was awarded to the Theodore Front Prize of IAWM and the First Prize at The 5th Montserrat International Camera Music Composition Competition in Valencia, Spain.

The Adoration of the Kings

2002, 10 mins - fl, ob, mand, gui, hp, perc, vc, db

The Adoration of the Kings was completed in September 2002 at the Royaumont Abbey in France. It was first performed on 28 September 2002 by Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam in Royaumont Foundation.

 

The piece was inspired by Jan Gossaert’s majestic altarpiece of THE ADORATION OF THE KINGS (ca.1515. London, National Gallery).

Aube

2000, 7 mins - fl/picc, cl, bn, pf, 4vn, 2va, 2vc, db

Aube was awarded to the ACL Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize of Asian Contemporary Music Festival in 2002.

It was composed in 2000 to a commission from the Spitalfields Festival. I was asked to write for 13 instruments as Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in its original chamber ensemble version which was the centerpiece of the concert.

It was first performed in Christ Church by the Manson Ensemble under the direction of Simon Bainbridge.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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