Monthly Archives: August 2014

Black Bear Moon

 

Black Bear Moon, as the composer

(Director / Animator: Ta-Wei Chao / National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan)

Long Night

 

Long Night, as the composer and the sound designer

(Director / Animator: Ssu-Ju Huang / Tainan National University, Taiwan)

HTC One X – First Look Promo Video

 

A HTC One X Promo Video

HTC One XL – First Look Promo Video

 

A HTC One XL Promo Video

HTC One S – First Look Promo Video

 

HTC One S Promo Video

HTC One V – First Look Promo Video

 

HTC One V Promo Video

The Dawn

 

The Dawn, a small piece for piano was written by me on Nov 7, 2010.

Pure Sound Waves

 

Pure Sound Waves (2006 – 2007):

 

There are various sounds consisting of clamors, cheers, laughs, and cries in a metropolis as Taipei, Taiwan. In Pure Sound Waves, I present abstract relationships between these sounds by not only depicting their concepts from the original definitions but also embodying them musically via string quartet, one of the oldest conventional instrumental settings of the world of classical music.

 

I convey innovative ideas and complex emotion into this piece. By combining unusual harmony, experimental acoustics, irregular rhythm, and exclusive strings’s timbres, I expect that the audience will experience the varying degrees of the tension and all the unexpected sonority.

 

The composition comprises eight sections that are Chant, Laugh, Whisper, Dialogue, Silence?, Chatter, Cry, and Lament in sequence. I build up these musical sections with both the traditional and spatial notations in order to clearly express the miscellaneous sounds that resonate in my memory of living in such a bustling metropolis.

 

Moreover, in addition to the graphic notation, I also exploit the technique of pitch class in the middle section of the music that also consolidates the musical structure without getting the complexity sloppy or uncontrolled. I also create the Density Line and the notation of blowing air into the f-shaped hole of the sound boards of the strings.

 

This composition is a milestone of my study in memory of the time of 5-year life in Taipei.

Film Noir Sound

 

Film Noir Sound was written for the Composition for Film and Television Class in February 2009. This is recorded at the orchestral reading by the UCLA Philharmonia.

 

(Professor / Supervisor: Paul Chihara; Conductor: Henry Shin; Alto Saxophonist: Ryan Weston)

Imageless Flicker

 

Imageless Flicker

 

I wrote the piano piece on June 10, 2011, when I felt kind of lonely.

 

The beginning motif (Ostinato, repeating idea) first came into my mind naturally and later I felt it might be cool to bring the melody from Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess (Pavane pour une Infante Defunte) into the music. It’s not only a fragmented combination but also a re-creation which is supposed to be something new, inspiring, and based on the memorable tune. The repeating motif created by me symbolizes the flickery appearance, and later, is melted with the sorrowful melody from Ravel, and with the approach, outlining an imperfect beauty which I look for from the work.