LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRA | LARGE ENSEMBLE

 

Peeter & the Woolf (3') 2020

Chamber Orchestra & SMATB

2020   orkest de ereprijs: 26th Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn, NL (Premiere)

情思: 台灣民謠三部曲: Violin Concerto in A Minor (10') 2020

I. Allegretto (in A minor) / II. Adagio (in C major) / III. Allegretto (in A minor)

String Orchestra and Harpsichord

Commission: Baroque Camerata (Taiwan)

時空夢迴 (4’) 2020

Octet (fl, ob, hp, pn, perc, vn, va, vc)

Commission: Sharing Chamber Orchestra (Taiwan)

秋日午後 (4’) 2020

Octet (fl, ob, hp, pn, perc, vn, va, vc)

Commission: Sharing Chamber Orchestra (Taiwan)

珠。雨。露 (N/A) 2020

Octet (fl, ob, hp, pn, perc, vn, va, vc)

Commission: Sharing Chamber Orchestra (Taiwan) 

Voir Dire (8') 2018

2 Sopranos, 2 Percussion, and Contrabass

2018  New Music On the Point, Leicester, VT, U.S. (Premiere) Watch/Listen

Conversation-ish (N/A) 2018

A musical card game for duets to a community

2018  New Music On the Point, Leicester, VT, U.S. (Premiere) Listen
2019  fff: Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, U.S. Watch

it is how it is (N/A) 2017

Experimental Symphonic Orchestra

Vivaldi and the Northwest Summer Monsoon: Violin Concerto in D Major (5') 2017

I. Allegro / II. Largo /  III. Allegro

String Orchestra and Harpsichord

Commission: Baroque Camerata (Taiwan) Listen (excerpt)
2018  Baroque Camerata: Theatre at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2018  Baroque Camerata: Chiayi City Cultural Bureau Concert Hall, Chiayi, Taiwan
2018  Baroque Camerata: Kaohsiung Music Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Ethonosexualization (6’) 2016

Soprano Saxophone, EWI, 2 Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Accordion, and Drum Set w/ Film & Actors

2016    Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere) Watch

To be continued (9’) 2016

Soprano Saxophone, EWI, 2 Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Accordion, Drum Set, and Piano w/ Film

2016    Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

   

Cultural Spacesuit (8’) 2015

Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Harp, Piano, Electronics w/ Bilingual Actor

2016    Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere) Watch

Preconsciousness (10’) 2015

Soprano, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Cello, Piano, Harp, and Prepared Electric Bass

2015    Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

2015    Winifred Smith Hall at University of California, Irvine, U.S. Listen

2017    Publisher: ink&coda issue 4.2 | Summer 2017

Kokoro (5’) 2015

String Quartet, Piano, and Taiko

2015    Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

Emotioanl Games (N/A) 2014

For 5 performers in any instrumentation

2014    Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere) Listen

2019    Ensemble Instrumental de l'ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

mroF tcefreP ehT (13’-14’) 2013

Tenor, Trumpet in B flat, Percussion, Piano, Cello, Electric Bass, and Prerecorded Tracks

2013    Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University. Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Premiere) Watch

童趣 (Playful Kids) (4’-5’) 2012

Flute Ensemble and Toy Percussions

Commission: Tone Melody Flute Ensemble. (Taiwan)
2012  Tone Melody Flute Ensemble: Marteaux Café & Musical Performing Arts Theater, Taipei, Taiwan (Premiere)
2012  Tone Melody Flute Ensemble: National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2013  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Beigang Cultural Center. Yunlin, Taiwan
2013  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan
2015  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S.

The Narrator (7’-8’) 2011

I. Main TItle / II. Ending Credits (Love Theme)

Symphonic Orchestra with Choir Listen

露絲白蘭琪 (Rose Blanche) (11’) 2010

Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Cello, Piano, and Narrator

2012    Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Premiere)

2012    Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Cultural Affairs Department, Yunlin County Government, Taiwan

Isolated Dreamer, Esteemed Vagrant (6’) 2009

Alto, Clarinet in Bb, Cello, Vibraphone, and Piano

迎向前方 (Looking Forward) (4’-5’)

Symphonic Orchestra

Commission: International 21st Summer Deaflympics
2009  Taipei Symphony Orchestra: Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan

前塵往事 (Somewhere in Memories) (4’) 2008

Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Harp, Piano, and Synthesizer.

2011    Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)

2012    Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

值得等待 (Worthy Waiting) (5’) 2008

Ocarina, Violin, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Harp, Piano, and Synthesizer.

2012  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)

時間長河 (Time River) (4’30'') 2007

Violin, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Harp, Piano, Synthesizer, and Wind Chimes.

2007  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

鄉音 (Hometown Images) (4’30'') 2004

Violin, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Harp, Piano, and Synthesizer.

2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2012  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan

 


SMALL ENSEMBLE (Duet/Trio/Quartet)

FIGHT (3') 2020

Mezzo Soprano & Piano

Commission: White Snake Project (U.S.)

I Can't Understand a Word You Are Saying (5') 2019

Soprano, Piano, and Cello

Commission: White Snake Project (U.S.)
2019  Multicultural Arts Center, Boston, MA, U.S. (Premiere)
2019  Pao Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA, U.S.
2019  CitySpace, Boston, MA, U.S.
2019  Emerson Paramount Center, MA, U.S.

Different Mirrors (N/A) 2016

I. Oral Languages (Korean, English, Chinese, Cantonese, and Vietnamese)

I. 2 String Instruments w/ Visual Arts and Prerecorded Tracks

2016  Experimental Performance Lab (XMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

II. Writings (Chinese, Persian, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Japanese)

II. 2 Woodwinds from different cultures w/ Visual Arts

2016  Orange County Museum of Arts, Newport Beach, CA, U.S. (Premiere)
2016  Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. 
Watch

Mother & Daughter  (N/A) 2016

Vocal and Taiko w/ Photography

2016  Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere) Watch

Song of Magic Birds (N/A) 2015

Violin, Cello, and Piano

2015  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

Urban Romance (6’) 2015

Violin, Cello, and Piano

2015  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

Lost, am I (6') 2014

Soprano, Lute, and Technology

2014  Telematics Concert between University of California, Irvine & University of California, San Diego, U.S. (Premiere) Watch

I Prologue-Mujeres /  II The Amazons / III Woman by the Riverside / IV Fabiana Criolla / V The Marion / VI Eyes of the Birds / VII Epilogue- Granny Raquel

Cello & Piano

2014  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

Botany Images (10’) 2012

I. Willow-Salix babylonica / II. Lichen /  III. Liquidambar- Liquidambar formosana

Three Percussionists

2013  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Premiere) Listen
2019  Stanford New Ensemble: Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, U.S.

Variable Stars (7’) 2011

String Quartet

2012  Cultural Bureau of Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Premiere) Listen
2012  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
2013  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
2015  Amaranth Quartet: University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S

The Uneven(?) Clock (1’) 2011

Vibraphone and Glockenspiel

Tango Out of Control (4’) 2011

Violin, Cello, Double Bass, and Piano

2012  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Premiere)

Fantasy above the Heavens (4’) 2011

Trumpet in Bb, Tenor Trombone, and Piano

2013  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Premiere)

Doggy Human Doggy's Game (3’) 2011

Violin, Cello, and Piano

2012  Music Department Concert Hall at Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2012  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan

地球與一隻鳥的對話 (Dialogue between a Bird & Mother Nature) (4') 2004

Version I: Piano

Version II: Flute, Oboe, and Piano.

2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  Sharing Chamber Orchestra: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

風之舞 (The Dancing Winds) (1’30'') 2001

Violin & Piano

 
 
 
 

SOLO

101 Fun Exercises for Old Couples (N/A) 2019

For soloist

2019  Laboratoire de musique contemporaine de Montréal, Canada. (Premiere: Saxophone version) Watch
2019  Casa Obscura, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (Bass Clarinet version)
2019  Katzin Concert Hall, Temple, AZ, U.S. (Clarinet version)

Speed Dating (Solo Vocal) (10') 2019

Solo duet for Vocalist and Hand Puppet

2019  Music & Erotics Conference at University of Pittsburgh, U.S. (Premiere) Watch
2019  UCI Illuminations: Asian Immigration as Creative Muse, University of California, Irvine, U.S.
2019  Resonance Café, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
2019  Vu Symposium at Park City Library, Park City, UT, U.S.

2020  eavesdropping symposium at Oxford House, London, England, U.K.

Monologue <Drinking Alone with the Moon> by Li Bai (701-762 AD) (10') 2017

Sheng Listen

I You (14') 2016

I. Prologue / II. Internal Conflicts / III. External Forces / IV.  Way to go (Epilogue)

Piano w/ 2 Female Dancers and 3 Actors

2016  Experimental Performance Lab at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

Midnight Ocean (2') 2012

Piano

Rumor & Slanders (1')

Piano

朋友 (Dear Friend) (6'30'') 2004

Piano

2012  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)

青澀夢幻 (Sentimental Dreams) (4') 2002

Piano

2012  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)

指尖精靈 (The Dancing Elf) (4'30'') 2002

Piano

2011  National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

林間精靈 (Elf in the Forest) (3') 2001

Piano

2002  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)

海上的夕陽 (Sunset above the Ocean) (3') 2000

Piano

2011  National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2012  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan

星河 (Star River) (2') 2000

Piano

2012  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan (Premiere)

法國民謠幻想曲 (French Ballad Fantasy) (2') 1999

Piano

2011  National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (Premiere)
2011  National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2012  Yunlin County Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan

和煦的微風 (Genial Winds) (2') 1999

Piano

六首鋼琴即興小品 (Six Untitled Free Improvisation) (N/A) 1998

Piano

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Doyennes' Diaries (Self-built surface with FX) (10') 2020

2020  She Scores Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.  Watch

2020  CCRMA @ Home, Stanford, CA, U.S. (Binaural mix)

Blursday (Solo bass, vocals, and live-processed FX(4') 2020

2020  New Music On The Point Alum Commissioning Project, U.S. Watch

2020  ISSTA 2020: SONIC PRACTICE NOW, Ireland

Speed Dating (Ambisonic and three-screen video) (10') 2019

2019  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, U.S. (Premiere) Watch

2020  Sonorities Festival Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

921 01:47:12.6 a.m. (14') 2015

An improviser on electric-bass, voice with pre-recorded materials, and live audio processing.

2015  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere). Watch

 Chopin Plays Variations on His Etude Op 10-4 2010  Listen

生生不息 (Prospering) (3’) 2007

蝴蝶 (Butterfly) (5’30’) 2004

OPEN INSTRUMENTATION

101 Fun Exercises for Old Couples (N/A) 2019

For soloists

2019  Laboratoire de musique contemporaine de Montréal, Canada. (Premiere: Saxophone version) Watch
2019  Casa Obscura, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (Bass Clarinet version)
2019  Katzin Concert Hall, Temple, AZ, U.S. (Clarinet version)

Conversation-ish (N/A) 2018

A musical card game for duets up to a community

2018  New Music On the Point, Leicester, VT, U.S. (Premiere) Listen
2019  fff: Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, U.S. Watch

Different Mirrors (N/A) 2016

I. Oral Languages (Korean, English, Chinese, Cantonese, and Vietnamese)

I. 2 String Instruments w/ Visual Arts and Prerecorded Tracks

2016  Experimental Performance Lab (XMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere)

II. Writings (Chinese, Persian, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Japanese)

II. 2 Woodwinds from different cultures w/ Visual Arts

2016  Orange County Museum of Arts, Newport Beach, CA, U.S. (Premiere)
2016  Experimental Performance Lab (xMPL) at University of California, Irvine, U.S. 
Watch

Emotional Games (N/A) 2014

For 5 performers in any instrumentation

2014  Motion Capture Studio at University of California, Irvine, U.S. (Premiere) Listen
2019  Ensemble Instrumental de l'ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Dijon, France.

 

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