Dates

Upcoming:

25th October 2022 - Letters from Home for baritone and piano

Performance by Jia Huang and Satoshi Kubo at St. John the Evangelist, Oxford Lieder Festival

26th October 2022 - New song cycle - world premiere

Performance by Fleur Barron and Kunal Lahiry at Holywell Music Room, Oxford Lieder Festival

17th November 2022 - New piece for orchestra - world premiere

Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for performance by Manchester Camerata

24th November 2022 - Gambit for six players

Performance by RCM New Perspectives at Royal College of Music, Timothy Lines cond.

28th January 2023 - Tangram at LSO

Directing Tangram for new production for Lunar New Year at LSO St. Luke's, London - details coming!

29th April 2023 - New piece for solo mezzo - world premiere

Co-commissioned by Het Concertgebouw and Barbara Hannigan's Momentum Fund for performance by Fleur Barron at Het Concertgebouw

29th April 2023 - Untold (2019/22), an (anti-)opera - world premiere

Commissioned and produced by Muziektheater Transparant for performance by Keith Pun and Tangram at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Ghent, Belgium, Julia Cheng dir.

30th April 2023 - Untold (2019/22), an (anti-)opera

Commissioned and produced by Muziektheater Transparant for performance by Keith Pun and Tangram at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Antwerp, Belgium, Julia Cheng dir.

May 2023 - Untold (2019/22), an (anti-)opera

Commissioned and produced by Muziektheater Transparant for performance by Keith Pun and Tangram at O. Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Julia Cheng dir.

Previous:

18th September 2022 - Étape par étape (2021/22), chamber opera

Commissioned and performed by at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Franciska Éry dir.

17th September 2022 - Étape par étape (2021/22), chamber opera - world premiere of new version

Commissioned and performed by at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Franciska Éry dir.

10th September 2022 - Unveiling for orchestra

Commissioned and performed by Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Chloé Dufresne cond.

9th September 2022 - Unveiling for orchestra - world premiere

Commissioned and performed by Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Chloé Dufresne cond.

9th September 2022 - Untold (2019/22), an (anti-)opera - concert version

Performance at Snape Maltings by Tangram and Keith Pun

29th August 2022 - Tangram at LSO

New Tangram production, Our Silence Is Your Silence, supported by Genesis Foundation feat. music by Sun Keting, Reylon Yount, Huang Ruo, Valentin Silvestrov and Qu Xiao-Song at LSO St. Luke's, London

28th August 2022 - Tangram at LSO

New Tangram production, Our Silence Is Your Silence, supported by Genesis Foundation feat. music by Sun Keting, Reylon Yount, Huang Ruo, Valentin Silvestrov and Qu Xiao-Song at LSO St. Luke's, London

14th July 2022 - Splinter for double bass and orchestra (ca 10')

Commissioned by London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of LPO Young Composers for performance by Sebastian Pennar and cond. Brett Dean at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

16th-24th June 2022 - Residency for new opera

Residency at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier

11th June 2022 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12’)

Performance by Reylon Yount at The Northern Aldborough Festival

23rd May 2022 - Dreaming Clouds for violin and dance (ca 15')

Performance by Alex Ho and Paris Crossley at O. Festival, Rotterdam

6th April 2022 - BBC Radio 3 feature, Free Thinking

Interview on BBC Radio 3 with Rana Mitter - China: World Politics, Ink Art and Insomnia

30th March 2022 - Étape par étape, a chamber opera in the most literal sense

Digital sharing on OONM YouTube of chamber opera created for Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier

21st-26th March 2022 - Residency for Untold

Residency at Britten-Pears Arts with Julia Cheng

27th February 2022 - Scratch Theatre for eight voices (ca 3')

Commissioned by Choir and Organ for VOCES8, performance at St James Music Series, La Jolla, USA

18th February 2022 - Our Common Wealth for string quartet (ca 6’)

Commissioned by Villiers Quartet, digital EP release with Resonus Classics

11th February 2022 - Live Radio Interview at Soho Radio

Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show

11th February 2022 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12’)

Performance by Reylon Yount at St Martin-in-the-fields in partnership with City Music Foundation

7th February 2022 - Letters from Home for baritone and piano (ca 17’)

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House for performance by Jia Huang and Satoshi Kubo

29th January 2022 - Tangram at LSO

Directing Tangram for Lunar New Year Concert feat. music by Vivian Fung, Tonia Ko, and Emmy The Great at LSO St. Luke's, London

28th January 2022 - Choral disc release with NMC recordings

Release of two new works, Hush and tah dah!, for choir commissioned and recorded by National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

12th December 2021 - Six Geese A-laying a-lay a-lay a-lay! for choir (ca 1’)

Performance by Corvus Consort at Lamberhurst Music Festival, Kent

11th December 2021 - Six Geese A-laying a-lay a-lay a-lay! for choir (ca 1’)

Performance by Corvus Consort at St. James' Church, Islington, London

14-28th November - Residency for new opera

Residency at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier

29th October 2021 - Gambit for six players (ca 7')

Written for performance by Riot Ensemble at Crossroads Festival, Salzburg, Austria

12th October 2021 - two connected souls for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano (ca 5') 

Commissioned by Oxford Lieder Festival for performance by Helen Charlston, Michael Craddock and Alexander Soares at Oxford Lieder Festival

30th September 2021 - Our Common Wealth for string quartet (ca 6') 

Digital release by Villiers Quartet with Resonus Classics

23rd September 2021 - On Silk and Paper for traditional Chinese string quartet (ca 15’)

Commissioned by the Silk String Quartet for performance at Tangram Voices #4 at Rich Mix London

22nd September 2021 - Our Chinatowns, Our Communities, Our Stories

Developed as part of Sound UK's 'Sound Generator' scheme for private sharing at Cafe OTO, London

1st-20th September 2021 - Breath and Draw for sinfonietta and audience participation (ca 25’)

Commissioned by Nevis Ensemble, featured at British Council's ReConnect Festival 

10th September 2021 - Live Radio Interview, Our Common Wealth for string quartet (6')

Live interview and broadcast on Soho Radio with Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show (1:48:00-2:04:00)

7th July - Scottish Awards for New Music

Breathe and Draw commissioned by Nevis Ensemble shortlisted for The SMIA Award for Creative Programming

28th June - 2nd July 2021 - Residency

Residency at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Opera Creation Workshop with Andrea Breth

27th June 2021 - Étape par étape, a chamber opera in the most literal sense (ca 15')

Written for and performed by Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier as part of Paroles & Musique programme for emerging creators at Montpellier Opera, France

16th June 2021 - Knuckleduster for solo piano (ca 5’)

Performance by Aidan Chan at Royal College of Music

15th June 2021 - Our Common Wealth for string quartet (ca 6’)

Commissioned by Villiers Quartet for performance at Oxford University

9th June 2021 - Knuckleduster for solo piano (ca 5’)

Performance by Aidan Chan at Royal College of Music

22nd April 2021 - Knuckleduster for solo piano (ca 5')

Crossing Paths: In conversation with Raymond Yiu and Sun Keting, part of​ Chinese Arts Now Festival 2021

23rd March 2021 - Say Hi for ensemble and audience participation (excerpt - ca 5')

Performance by London Sinfonietta for 'Sound Out' online streamed from Turner Sims, Southampton

22nd March 2021 - Say Hi for ensemble and audience participation (excerpt - ca 5')

Performance by London Sinfonietta for 'Sound Out' online streamed from Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

18th February 2021 - Breath and Draw for sinfonietta and audience participation (ca 25’)

Online sharing by Nevis Ensemble for digital audience participation

14th January 2021 - Mind the Gap: Reflecting and Reimagining Transnational Chinese Identity through Composition

Conference Paper for BFE/RMA Research Student Conference, Cambridge University

30th December 2020 - Six Geese a-laying a-lay a-lay a-lay! for choir (ca 1')

Digital release by Corvus Consort, commissioned by Corvus Consort

11th December 2020 - Breathe and Draw for sinfonietta, two conductors, and audience participation (ca 25')

Private recording by Nevis Ensemble, commissioned by Nevis Ensemble

10th December 2020 - Dreaming Clouds for violin and dance (ca 15')

Online screening performed by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng as part of Tangram's performance-symposium, New Creativity in the UK's East Asian Music Scene

30th November 2020 - little twinkle for solo double bass (ca 1’)

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of 'Postcards from Composers' Series for recording by David Stark (BBC NOW) and broadcast on BBC Radio 3

17th November 2020 - Above the White Island for tenor and piano (ca 7’)

Online release by National Opera Studio and Opera Vision; recording by Shengzhi Ren and Derek Clark

5th November 2020 - 1. d4 Nf6 for six players (ca 10') - Postponed due to COVID-19

Written for performance by Riot Ensemble at Crossroads Festival, Salzburg, Austria

25th October 2020 - AMAZON - digital piece for text, found sounds, and stop-motion animation (ca 7’)

Presen​ted by London Sinfonietta's 'Reassemble Online'; Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta in partnership with HOME

3rd October 2020 - Above the White Island  for tenor and piano (ca 7’)

Recording by Shengzhi Ren and Derek Clark for online release by National Opera Studio

1st October 2020 - Shout! for solo violoncello (ca 5')

World premiere by Psappha Ensemble (Jennifer Langridge), Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

13th August 2020 - Untold (ca 45')

Online screening of November premiere hosted by Tangram

27th July 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’)

YouTube Premiere, written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

24th July 2020 - Panel Speaker at Conference - Decolonising the Musical University

Online Conference hosted by Edinburgh University

13th July 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’)

Written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

12th July 2020 - New piece for movement and music (ca 20’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Dance for performance at the V&A Museum celebrating RAD's centenary

3rd July 2020 - AMAZON - New digital work in collaboration with theatre-maker Elayce Ismail

Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta in partnership with HOME

27th June 2020 - In Significance for seven players (ca 12')

LSO Broadcast of February premiere, LSO St. Luke's

27th June 2020 - Mining Perceptions, excerpt for flute, electronics, and film (ca 2')

'Tangram Voices' Series, performed by Daniel Shao, film by Sally Fawkes

12th June 2020 - Above the White Island,  piece for tenor and piano (ca 7’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by National Opera Studio 12:42 series for performance by Shengzhi Ren and Fernando Loura at Hoxton Hall

11th June 2020 - Above the White Island,  piece for tenor and piano (ca 7’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by National Opera Studio 12:42 series for performance by Shengzhi Ren and Fernando Loura at Hoxton Hall

11th May 2020 - Letters from Home for baritone and piano (ca 10’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House for performance at the ROH Crush Room as part of the ROH Lunchtime Series

8th May 2020 - "Play Me" (ca 2’)

Written for 'Twenty', a free series of twenty short piano pieces for all abilities

7th May 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

15th February 2020 - In Significance for seven players (ca 12’)

Written as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Soundhub Scheme (Phase II) for performance at LSO St. Luke's, London

25th January 2020 - Say Hi for mixed ensemble and audience participation (7')

Performance by Tangram at LSO St. Luke's to celebrate the Lunar New Year

5th November 2019 - Untold - a new operatic stage-work (ca 45')

Performance by Julia Cheng, Keith Pun, and Tangram at Hackney Round Chapel. Written as part of Sound and Music's 'New Voices 2018' Scheme, supported by Help Musicians UK and Arts Council England

25th-28th September 2019 - Can I play, too? for clarinet, violoncello, piano, and two table tennis players (ca 10')

Performances at Shanghai Ping Pong Arts Festival, Shanghai, China

18th-22nd September 2019 (all concerts) - Plastic Ceremony for drum and plastic bags (ca 7’)

Commissioned by Bascule Chamber Series for performances by Fiona Foo Pui-Yee at Tower Bridge, London

15th September 2019 - Plastic Ceremony for solo percussion (ca 7')

Performance by Beibei Wang at Colourscape Music Festival, Clapham Common, London

6th September 2019 - Plastic Ceremony for solo percussion (ca 7')

Performance by Beibei Wang at Klangwerk New Music Festival, Chemnitz, Germany

10th August 2019 - Sketches for tam-tam, voice and dance

Performance by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng as part of Snape Maltings' Open Sessions series concluding their residency

20th July 2019 - Spiralling Scrolls for clarinet, viola and scordatura yangqin (ca 15’)

Written as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Soundhub Scheme for performance at LSO St. Luke's, London

 

19th July 2019 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Friday lunchtime concert series at LSO St. Luke's, London

4th July 2019 - ...chinese whispers... for three voices (ca 6')

Broadcast of live recording (3'17''-11'00'') by Juice Vocal Ensemble at Cheltenham Music Festival 2018 on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

10th June 2019 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount as part of the study day, 'Cultural Imperialism and the New 'Yellow Peril' in Western Classical Music', at Royal Holloway, London

18th May 2019 - Upon brick for solo soprano (ca 5')

Commissioned by Musicity for recording by Héloïse Werner and release at Sound Unbound 2019, Barbican Centre

13th May 2019 - Dreaming Clouds - an inter-disciplinary work for violin and dance (ca 15')

Written for Second Movement's 'Rough for Opera' series for performance by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng at The Cockpit Theatre, London

25th January 2019 - Tell them we were here for flute, percussion and yangqin (ca 12')

Written for Chinese Arts Now's Artist Development Bursary for performance by Tangram at Chinese Arts Now Festival, LSO St. Luke's, London

25th January 2019 - Rituals and Resonances (ca 12')

Performance by Tangram at Chinese Arts Now Festival, LSO St. Luke's, London

23rd January 2019 - Rituals and Resonances (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount at nonclassical's Battle of the Bands at The Victoria, London

20th January 2019 - Can I play, too? for clarinet, violoncello, piano, and two table tennis players (ca 10')

Commissioned by Chinese Arts Now for performance at SoundState Festival, Southbank Centre, London

November 2018 - Back here, together, again for guitar and yangqin (ca 3’)

Recording by Michael Poll (guitar) and Reylon Yount (yangqin) at Abbey Road Studios, London

October 2018 - Back here, together, again for guitar and yangqin (ca 3’)

Commissioned by Syracuse University for private performance by Michael Poll (guitar) and Reylon Yount (yangqin) at Syracuse University's Remembrance Week

July 2018 - ...chinese whispers... for three voices (ca 6')

Performance by Juice Ensemble at Cheltenham Music Festival (Composer Academy) at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

June 2018 - Mining Perceptions – installation piece in collaboration with Sally Fawkes, glass sculptor

Exhibited at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

March 2018 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount at Passiontide Festival, Oxford

March 2018 - Lucky Collisions for solo yangqin and orchestra (ca 11’)

Performance by Reylon Yount and the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

February 2018 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Recording by Reylon Yount at Abbey Road Studios, London

December 2017 - For a Quiet Night and a Perfect End for solo violin (ca 8')

Recording by William Newell at Abbey Road Studios, London

 

November 2017 - Carnival for solo piano (ca 5’ – improvised)

Performance in collaboration with students from the Slade School of Fine Art for the opening of the SanMei Gallery, London

 

September 2017 - Reinventions for string ensemble (ca 6-10’ – variable duration)

Performance by Fantasia Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Patronal Festival, London

 

August 2017 - Urban Utterances for flute and electric guitar (ca 6’)

Performance by Unassisted Fold at HighScore Festival, Pavia, Italy

 

June 2017 - It’s a long way to go, Habibi for piano trio and percussion (ca 10’)

Performance by Ensemble Paramirabo at the Domaine Forget Academy, Quebec, Canada

May 2017 - As if we had not been solo flute and tape (ca 5’)

Recording by Psappha Ensemble at St. Michael's, Manchester

April 2017 - Paths – Lines – Dot for mixed ensemble (ca 6’)

Workshop by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Cambridge University

April 2017 - For a Quiet Night and a Perfect End for scordatura solo violin (ca 8’)

Performance by William Newell at Passiontide Festival, Oxford

March 2017 - Flood for mezzo-soprano and piano (ca 5’)

Performance by Ciara Hendrick and Sholto Kynoch at the Oxford Lieder Festival

February 2017 - No Them, Only Us for chamber orchestra (ca 9’)

Performance by The Ripieno Players of Oxford at the Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford

November 2016 - Echoes for string quartet (ca 9')

Workshop by the Ligeti Quartet at Cambridge University

November 2016 - Vanishing Point for erhu and symphony orchestra (ca 11’)

Performance by Sun Yaoqi (erhu) and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Liang Zhang at Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai

November 2016 - Compost for baritone and string quartet (ca 7’)

Performance by musicians of Oxford University for the final of the Philip Bates Composition Competition at Birmingham Conservatoire

November 2016 - Echoes for string quartet (ca 9')

Workshop by the Bozzini Quartet at Sound Festival, Aberdeen

June 2016 - Compost for baritone and string quartet (ca 7’)

Performance by Roderick Williams and the Coull Quartet at the Oxford Festival of the Arts

March 2016 -Te Lucis Ante Terminum for choir (AATTBB - ca 6’)

Performance by the clerks of Christ Church Cathedral Choir conducted by the composer in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford