Works

Bitter Lemon Suite

a four-movement work for clarinet and cello.

  1. blue and grey
  2. orange and white
  3. red and purple
  4. silver and black

12′

recording and score excerpt coming soon…

Xiang He Ge 相和歌

a one-movement work for xiao (Chinese flute) and guitar.   This is a set of variations based on material from a Han Dynasty song called “子衿” (“The Blue Collar”) from the Book of Odes (诗经).  The text is an eloquent, wistful narration in which a young woman reveals her love to her admirer from afar.

This work was commissioned by xiao virtuoso Zhang Weiliang.  The premiere was given at the NCPA in Beijing on 18 October, 2017, by Zhang Weiliang and Yang Xuefei.

10′

recording and score excerpt coming soon…

ei, jauga jauga

a set of four movements for clarinet, cello and piano.   Each of the pieces responds to and develops a traditional work from the Lithuanian genre of music/dance pieces known as Sutartines.  The titles of the movements are:

  1. OŠEI PATI, MARTALA
  2. MOTULA MANO, ŠIRDELA
  3. IŠJOJA JOJA, SODAUTO
  4. EI, JAUGA JAUGA

This work was commissioned by the Trio Agora, based in Brussels.  The premiere will be in November, 2017.

14′

recording and score excerpt coming soon…

The Dizi in my Life (alternate version)

a compact concerto for solo Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) and small string orchestra (4221).  This version of The Dizi in my Life was commissioned by the Asia Music Festival in Gwangju, Korea and first performed by Dizi virtuoso Zhang Weiliang with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

14′

recording and score excerpt coming soon…

Beijing Express

a virtuosic work for one piano four-hands using JH’s original variation technique.

14′

recoding and score excerpt coming soon…

AS 8.7.2

a short work for piano solo, commissioned by Kristofer Rucinski as part of the Scriabin Response Project, which is a series of works connected to the Etudes op. 8 by Alexander Scriabin.  This work is based on etude no. 7.

2′

sizzle 丝竹

a compact double concerto in two movements for violin, cello, 20 dizis (bamboo flutes) and yunluo (set of 36 tuned Chinese gongs).

18′

A video recording of the premiere at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is available at:

The soloists are Benjamin Hoffman, violin; Natania Hoffman, cello; the conductor is Hu Biao and the ensemble is the Beijing Bamboo Flute Orchestra.

Huan Song Redux

a work for dizi (bamboo flute) and (Western) flute based on a piece of Chinese folk music. The original version of “Huan Song” (Happy Farewell) was arranged for dizi and Chinese Instrument Ensemble by dizi virtuoso Zhang Weiliang.  In my work, both the original melody and some of Zhang’s arrangement are utilized.  The two musicians are also asked to play two Chinese percussion instruments each.

8′
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