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In case you don’t read Chinese, I have been awarded a 2011 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Commission. Thank you, Taiwan!
The commissioned work Blue Mirror, Green Mirror, Red Mirror 三思 is for piano trio (violin, cello, and piano). In 2003, I wrote Trio for viola, vibraphone, and piano. It explored the idea of relationship among the three instruments. The new trio Blue Mirror, Green Mirror, Red Mirror will follow a similar approach to examine the perspective from each instrumental part. It is like telling the same story from three different angles. In many ways, the two trios will be sister works. My personal fascination with the number “3″ translates directly into the word “relationship”. I guess you may say when you have three people involved in anything, you have a social issue. Read the ancient Chinese story about three monks fetching water here.
Some important influences and inspirations for this new composition come from the Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, Red, German director Tom Tykwer’s film Run Lola Run, and Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s novel Hard-Boilded Wonderland and the End of the World. All of these works deal with chance, incidental convergence, and re-shaping your perception of the world through different lenses. I admire these works, and they have taught me a lot in my own creative projects.
Performance of Trio at Athena Festival at Murray State University took place on 3/7/2007. Faculty musicians Sue-Jean Park on the viola, John Hill on the vibraphone, and Stephen Brown on the piano. Enthusiastic musical figures and attentive interplay filled the hall with festival participants and local concert-goers in attendance. Also featured at the festival was tape composition Take a Walk with Me on an all-electronic concert curated by Kris Burns and Scott Locke.
Performance of Trio by resident new music ensemble Musica Nova took place at Central Missouri State University as part of the SCI region VI conference 2007.
Trio for viola, vibraphone, and piano has been selected to perform on the SCI region VI conference in Warrensburg, MO on 2/9/2007. The new music ensemble Musica Nova from University of Missouri-Kansas City will be performing.
Trio for viola, vibraphone, and piano is the winner of the 2007 Athena Festival Chamber Music Composition Competition. A residency associated with the award will be at the Murray State University, Kentucky, March 6-9 during the 2007 Athena Festival. More info about the festival can be found here.
Trio in two movements for viola, vibraphone, and piano has been selected to perform on the College Music Society South Central Conference, in Norman, OK on March 10 – 13, 2005. Faculty and students of the University of Oklahoma will be performing.
Trio and Rugged Edges now have music excerpts in mp3 format.
Trio, mvt 1
Trio, mvt 2
Trio for viola, vibraphone, and pianoforte is going to be premiered in the MEIT at UNT on the Spectrum Concert Series on 11/25/2003 at 8PM. Performers will be Christopher Williams on viola, Josh Jennings on vibraphone, and Ling-Yu Kan on pianoforte. This composition is in two movements and explores the possibilities of instrumental conversations.