what’s up ?
Over the summer of 2013, I have had a calming period of time for writing. Approaching to the fifth year at my Ph.D. program at University of Chicago, the academia experience has its kind of reward. Writing about the subject gives me a different kind of joy. So far, I just realize that ‘vocal composition’ seems to be a center piece of my interest, although I rarely compose for voice but mostly for instrument – with the ‘voice’ in mind: a phonetically appealing kind of vocal technique in Chinese/Taiwan Nanquan music (南管). This was a big thing in my master thesis “Intermezzo-Tsan” (間奏曲：參, 2006) and I had a great time rethinking about this work when I wrote a sister work ‘Intermezzo-SHANG’ (間奏曲：商) for orchestra finished two years ago. At U of Chicago, I don’t study or employ such vocal technique transformed into the instrumental music… wait, maybe I have done so without being aware of it.
Oh haha … yes, I am just rambling. Trust me, more official to come :)
(teaching, composing, concert/programing, trip, paper, focus of the year)
In recent weeks, I will update my blog. The concert dates – if you were ever wonder (me too) – are to be uploaded. Upon some friendly expectations, I will also make the recording of my music available for download and purchase. Also, you are very welcome to contact me if you consider to program new work, solo, chamber, or orchestra. Check out the list of work ! Click here List of Works
Till next post, keep going, my friends.