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Chong Kee Yong's Music

For Orchestra:

 “Tearless Moon” for orchestra [2006]

3/2/2/2; 4/3/2/1;1 Pf (Cel);1 Hp;3 Perc; Timp;Strings (24 Vln, 12 Vla, 8 Vc, 6 D.b)

 Commissioned by: Malaysain Philharmonic Orchestra (Malaysia)

1st performance: by Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Mr. Kevin FIELD at the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 20th May 2006

Dedication: Kevin Field and in memory of Geraldine McDonnell

Duration: +-19 mins 

“The starry night’s ripples” for orchestra [2003, 04 revised version]

 3/3/3/3; 4/3/2/1; 1 Pf (Cel); 1 Hp; 3 Perc;  Timp; Strings (30 Vln, 10 Vla, 10 Vc, 8 D.b)

 Commissioned by: Malaysain Philharmonic Orchestra (Malaysia)

1st performance: by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kevin Feild in the final round concert of the “MPO International Composers Awards” on 27/11/2004 at the Petronas concert hall.

Dedicated: My wife Ka-Ling

Duration: +- 13 mins

 * Winner of the “MPO International Composers Award 2004”; Winner of the “MPO Forum for Malaysian Composers” contest & nomination the “Best original Composition for the “Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2005” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


For String Orchestra:


“The Echoed Dream” for 11 strings [Final rev. 2002]

 Strings (6 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc, 1 D.b)

 1st performance: by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kevin Feild on 9/10/2002 at the Petronas concert hall.

Duration: +- 9 mins

 “Aubade” for two groups of strings (22 strings) [2002]

Strings (12 Vln, 4 Vla, 4 Vc, 2 D.b)

Commissioned by: Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

1st performance: by Nieuw  Amsterdam Sinfonietta and conducted by Mr.Etienne Siebens on November 9th , Theater  ZWEMBAD. De Regentes, Den Haag & Nov. 10th, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Dedication: To my daughter Chuan-Yi

Duration: +- 10 mins


For Concerto:


 
“Threnody of the mother of earth”
for flute and 11 musicians [2011]

 Fl. Solo, 1 Fl, 1 Ob, 1 Cl, 2 Perc, 1 pno, 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Db

Commissioned: Specially composed for and dedicated to maestro Robert Aitken and in memorial of the victims of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 11th March 2011.

                                              1st performance: Performed by maestro Robert Aitken and new music concerts ensemble and conducted by composer at the concert of "Malaysian Voices" on May 8, 2011 at The Music Gallery (Toronto)

Dedication: Robert Aitken

Duration: +-18 min 

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“Shui.Mo” (Water.Ink) concerto for 4 Chinese instruments and orchestra [2008]

Sheng+Erhu+Pipa+GuZheng+2/2/2/2;4/2/2/1;1 Cel;1 Hp;3 Perc;1 Timp;Strings (18 Vln, 6 Vla, 6 Vc, 4 D.b)

                                         Commissioned by:  Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen (Belgium)                                             

1st performance: by Dragon Ensemble (Berlin) [Sheng: Wu Wei, 
Erhu: Zheng ZhengFang, Pipa: Dong Ya, Gu Zheng: Xu FengXia] and Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen under the baton of Mr. Janus Alber at the Brugge Concertgebouw on 15th January 2008.

First movement:”Shui Wen” (Ripples of water)
Dedicated to Maestro Chou Wen-Chung
Second movement: “Mo Yun” (Charm of the Ink)
In memory of Maestro Yun Isang

Duration: +- 22 mins 

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 “Phoenix calling” for Sheng solo and ensemble (11 players) [2008]

Sheng solo+1 cl, 1 Soprano Sax, 1 Alto Sax, 1 Bass Cl, 1 Hrn, 1 Tuba/ 1 Perc / 1 Pf / 1 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc

1st performance: Premiered on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in a public concert at the Centre des Arts Pluriels in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg by Sheng soloist Wu Wei and Luxembourg Sinfonietta under the baton of Mr. Marce Wengler.

Duration: +- 9 mins

*3rd prize in Luxembourg International Composition Award 2008.

“Hidden Eternity” (In memorial of Gyorgy Ligeti) for 4 hands piano & ensemble (11 players) [2006]

1 Pf (4 hands) + 1 Fl (Bass Fl),1 Ob,1 Cl (Bass Cl) / 2 Perc /Harmonium / 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.B

 Commissioned by: Prometheus ensemble.

1st performance: by pianists Jan Michiels, Inge Spinette and Prometheus ensemble under the baton of Etienne Siebens at the Maasmechelen (Belgium) on 24th September 2006 and at Amsterdam Concertgebouw (Holland) on 26th September 2006.

Dedication: Pianists Jan Michiels, Inge Spinette & Prometheus ensemble-In memorial György Ligeti-

Duration: +-15:30 mins 

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“Ravage of time” for violin solo and orchestra [2005]

Violin solo+ 2/2/2/2; 2/1/1/0; 1 Cel; 1 Hp; 2 Perc; Timp; Strings (22 Vln,  8 Vla, 6 Vc, 4 D.b)

Dedication: Prof. Jan VAN LANDEGHEM

Duration: +- 11 mins

“Monodrama” for Oboe solo, ensemble & electronic  [2004]

Ob solo + 1 Fl (Alto+Bass Fl), 1 Cl (Bass Cl) / 1 Perc / 1 Pf  / 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc

 Commissioned by Spectra ensemble (Belgium).

1st performance: by oboist Mr. Piet Van Bockstals and Spectra Ensemble (Belgium) conducted by Mr. Filip Rathe in the “Transit” New Music Festival 2004, Leuven on 21st Oct. 2004 at STUK, Leuven, Belgium.

Dedication: Mr.Piet Van Bockstals & Mr.Filip Rathe

Duration: +- 13 mins

Discography: CD album of “faith/hope/chaos” Malaysian Contemporary Music Vol.1  [offtheedge@bizedge.com or www.malaysiancomposers.com]

 “Ye Huo II” for flute solo & 11 strings [2002]

 Flute solo+ Strings (6 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc, 1 D.b)

                                       1st performance: by flutist Miss Renata Guzik & Malwa “Orpheus” chamber ensemble in the prize ceremony of the 4th International Andrzej Panufnik Competition for Young Composers, Kraków, POLAND on 16/11/2002 at Jewish Art centre hall.

Duration: +- 10 mins

* 1st prize in the “4th International Andrzej Panufnik Competition for Young Composers, Kraków, POLAND 2002”        

“Ye Huo I” (Twitch fire) for viola solo & 12 solo strings or string orchestra [2001]

Viola  solo+ Strings (7 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vc, 1 D.b)

 Commissioned by:  Konniklijk Conservatorium Brussel.(Belgium)

1st performance: by Violist Mr. Paul DE CLERCK and Kamerorkest Konniklijk Conservatorium Brussel conducted by composer on “Notes for Democracy” concert 10/12/2001 at the concert hall of Konniklijk Conservatorium Brussel. Dedication: To the people who fight for their freedom!

Duration: +- 11 mins

For large Ensemble:


“Ocean waves”
for ensemble (8 players) [2011] 

 1 Fl [Bass fl], 1 Cl [Bass Cl), 1 Ob, 1 Perc, 1 Pno, 1 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc

Special written for Ensemble Mosaik (Berlin) for their opening concert of Goethe Bandung SouthEast Asia Young Composers Competition & Festival 2011
 
1
st performance: Performed by Ensemble Mosaik and conducted by Robert HP Platz at the Goethe Bandung South East Young Composers Competition & Festival 2011, 2 Oct 2011, Taman Budaya (Bandung, Indonesia)

 Dedication: Ensemble Mosaik.

   Duration: -+10 min.

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 “Splattered landscape II”-Cloud’s echoing- for chamber orchestra (19 players)  [2007]

1 Fl,1 Ob,1 Cl,1 Bass Cl,1 Bsn / 1 Hrn,2 Tpt,1 Tbn / 2 Perc / 2 Pf (Cel.) / 1 Hp / 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.B

 Commissioned by: the “Ensemble Modern  International composition seminar”

1st performance: by Ensemble Modern on 17-18/02/2007 at Haus  der Deutschen Ensemble Akademie, Dachsaal (Frankfurt, Germany)

Dedication: Ensemble Modern

 Duration: +-12 mins

“Kong Shan” (Hollow mountain) for ensemble (9 players) [2003]

1 Fl (Alto Fl+Thai gong), 1 Ob (Thai gong) 1 Cl (Bass Cl+ Thai gong) / 1 Perc / 1 Pf / 1 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.b

 Commissioned by: TRANSIT Festival 2003 ( Leuven, Belgium)

1st performance: by Ensemble Mosaik conducted by Mr Enno Pope in the “TRANSIT” festival at STUCK, Leuven on 24/10/2003.

Dedication: Mr.Mark Delaere

Duration: +- 11 mins

“I hear the wind calling” for ensemble (13 players) [2003]                                       

1 Fl,1 Ob,1 Cl / 1 Tpt,1 Tbn / 1 Perc/ 1 Pf/ 1 Hp/ 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.B

 Commissioned by: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for Malaysian Composers Forum (2003-2004)

1st performance: by Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians  conducted by Mr. Kevin FIELD on 31st March 2003 at the Petronas  concert hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dedication: My parents

Duration: +- 6 mins

 * Nomination the “Best original Composition for the “Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2004” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and “Prix Special” from the Academie Internationale de Lutece, Paris, France in the “Grand Concours International 2003, music section”

 “Beneath your soul” for ensemble (8 players) [2003]

1 Fl,1 Cl / 1 Tpt/ 1 Perc/ 1 Pf/  1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.B

 Commissioned by: Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (Switzerland)

1st performance: by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain and conducted by Pierre-Alain Monot in the concert of “International Composition Seminar” (La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland)

Dedication: Prof. Henri POUSSEUR.

Duration: +- 8 mins

Chamber Group with Asian Traditional Instruments:

“Metamophosis VIII” for Sheng, flute, Clarinet, Oboe & Double bass [2007]

 1st performance: by Sheng soloist Mr. Wu Wei and Ensemble JungeMusik Berlin conducted by Mr. Helmut Zapf in the festival  “Intersonanzen” on the 9th February 2008 at “Altes Rathaus”,Am Alten Markt ,Potsdam, Germany.


 “Yuan-He” (Origin-Harmony) concerto for 5 Chinese & 5 Western instruments [2010]

Dizi (GuanZi/Xun)/Sheng/GuZheng/YanQin/ErHu+Fl/Cl/Vln/Vc/Pno 

Commissioned by:  Het Collectief Ensemble for the “HUI LIU – Sound Flowing” project.

1st performance: By Ensemble Dragon (Berlin/China) & Het Collectief Ensemble (Belgium) on 27th Jan 2010 at the deSingel concert hall (Antwerp, Belgium).

  Dedication: Ensemble Dragon & Het Collectief ensemble

 Duration: +- 12 mins

~ Financial assistance provided by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap (The Flemish Community)~

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“Horizon’s chant” version for Sho & two 13-strings Kotos  [2010]

  Duration: +-16 mins

“Yuan-Fei” (Origin-Fly) for Chinese Dizi & 5 western instruments [2009] 

Chinese Dizi/Cl/Ob/Vla/Vc/Pno

             Special written for Hong Kong New Music Ensemble for their concert  at the KL Contemporary Music Festival

 1st performance: By Hong Kong New Music Ensemble on 28th Nov 2009 at the KL Contemporary Music Festival (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

 Dedication: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

 Duration: +- 8 mins

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“Yuan-Liu” (Origin-Stream) for Sheng, 2 pianos & 2 percussions [2009]

Commissioned by: Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion

1st performance: By Wu Wei (Sheng) & Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion  on 5th November 2009 in the Concert series "Polarities" at the Japanese German Center Berlin. (Germany)

Dedication: Wu Wei & Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion

Duration: +- 12 mins 

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“Metamophosis VIII” for Sheng, flute, Clarinet, Oboe & Double bass [2007]

 1st performance: by Sheng soloist Mr. Wu Wei and Ensemble JungeMusik Berlin conducted by Mr. Helmut Zapf in the festival  “Intersonanzen” on the 9th February 2008 at “Altes Rathaus”,Am Alten Markt ,Potsdam, Germany.

Duration: +- 12 mins

 *Second prize in the Preisträgerkonzert des Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerbes "global music – contemporary expression" (Berlin, Germany)

 “Horizon’s chant” for Sheng, Koto & Gayageum [2007]

 Commissioned by:  Bayerisher Rundfunk for Musica Viva Festival (Munich)

1st performance: by Mr. Wu Wei (Sheng), Ms Jocelyn Clark (Gayageum) and Ryuko Mizutani (Koto) at Villa Stuck (Germany) on 16th September 2007.

Dedication: Mr. Wu Wei, Ms Jocelyn Clark and Ryuko Mizutani

Duration: +-16 mins

 “Ocean’s pulse” for 4 Chinese drummers, 2 off-stage Chinese bamboo flute (Dizi) & western flute with Chamber orchestra (15 players) [2007]

4 Chinese drummers+ 2 off-stage Chinese bamboo flute & western flute (pic+alto fl), 1 Ob (harmonica), 1 Cl (Bass Cl + Harmonica), 1 Bsn (D. Bsn +Ocean dr.) / 1 Hrn (harmonica), 1 Tpt (picc Tpt + Harmonica), 1 Tbn (Ocean dr.) / 2 perc / 1 pf (Cel) / hp / 2 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.b

 Commissioned by Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

 1st performance: by Local musicians (Hand Percussion group &  Chinese flutist Mr. Yii Kah Hoe) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Mr. Kevin FIELD at the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 23thMay 2007

Duration: +- 11 mins

 “Endless whispering”  for Sheng (Xun) & 4 western instruments (Fl/Ob/Cl/Tuba) with live electronic [2006]

 Commissioned by: Akademie  der Künste (Berlin, Germany)

1st performance: by Sheng player Mr. Wu Wei and KNM Berlin with the electronic studio of Akademie der küste (Berlin) on 26th November 2006 at the concert hall of Akademie der küste.

Dedicated to Wu Wei & Ganesha of KNMBerlin

Duration: +-13 mins

 “Metamorphosis VI”-Wind prayer-  for Sheng, Pipa, Gu Zheng & 10 western instruments [2005]

Sheng (portable radio)+Pipa+GuZheng+1 Fl (Thai gong+ portable radio), 1 Ob (Thai gong), 1 Cl (Thai gong+portable radio) / 1 Perc / 1 Hp /1  Pf / 1 Vln, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 D.B

 1st performance: by Mr.Wu Wei (Sheng); Miss Min XiaoFen (Pipa); Miss Xu FengXia (Gu Zheng); Nieuw ensemble and conducted by Mr. Ed Spanjaard at Theatre Korzo (Den Haag) on 12/10/2005,  Lantaren/Venster (Rotterdam) on 13/10/2005 & Muziekgebouw aan‘tIJ (Amsterdam) on 14/10/2005.

Duration: +- 11 mins

Discography: CD album of “faith/hope/chaos” Malaysian Contemporary Music Vol.1  [offtheedge@bizedge.com or www.malaysiancomposers.com]

 * Winner of the Nieuw Ensemble’s young Chinese composer competition 2005

Chamber Music:


 “Feng Dong  for flute and piano [2011, 2012 Revised version]

1st performance: by Mr. Daiske Kino-Shita and Dr. Nicholas Ong at Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers (SMCC) 2012 concert series “Flute recital of  Daiske Kino-Shita” on March 17, 2012 at SEGi College (Subang Jaya).

  Duration: 12 min.

 String Quartet No. 4 “Yun Yong”
(Clouds surging) [2011] 

Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation for Momenta Quartet.

1st performance: by Momenta Quartet on May 13, 2011 at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.

 Dedication: "For the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky."

 Duration: -+19 min

“Echoes” for cello & piano [2011]

Specially written for Cross.Art 400 project

  1st performance: By Ensemble Cross Art (Cellist Celine Papion and pianist Junko Yamamoto) on 28 Oct 2011 at Open Art Space (Stuttgart, Germany)

 Duration: 20 sec

“Untitled love” for bass clarinet and percussion [2011]

Specially written for Duplum Duo.

1
st performance: By Duplum Duo in the second annual concert "A Confluence of Cultures: Music of the Pacific Rim" on June 3, 2011 at California State University, San Bernardino. The concert is presented in partnership with the Asian Young Musicians' Connection.

  Dedication: Duplum Duo

  Duration:+-12 min.

  “Feng Dong” for flute and piano [2011]

1st performance: Performed by pianist Cha-Lin Liu and flutist Glendy Chien in the concert of “The Night of New Music - a confluence of cultures: echoes from the Pacific Rim” in Taipei on 1st  March 2011.

“Ancient call” for trombone and piano [2010]  

Commissioned by: Duo Amrein & Henneberger

1st performance: Performed by Dirk Amrein & Jürg Henneberger on 10th July 2010 in the auditorium hall of SEGi College (Subang Jaya)

Dedication: Dirk Amrein & Jürg Henneberger

Duration:+-12 min. 

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  “Flying colors” for Guitar quartet [2010]

Dedication: Kalès Guitar Quartet

 ~ Financial assistance provided by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap (The Flemish Community)-

String Quartet No:3 “Inner mirror” [2006]

 Commissioned by:Spiegel Quartet (Belgium)

1st performance: by Spiegel quartet on 08/02/2007 at deSingel, concert hall (Antwerp, Belgium)
Dedication: Spiegel quartet

Duration: +-21 mins

 “Metamorphosis VII”-Voiceless echo- for Quartet (Cl/Vla/Vc/Pf) [2006]  

  Commissioned by Heidelberg Spring Festival.

1st performance in the “Jörg Widmann’s series” concert on 08/04/2006 at concert hall of festival forum alte PH Heidelberg (Germany)

Duration: +- 9 mins

 * Winner of the Heidelberg Spring Festival commission competition

 “Silence cosmos” for string quartet [2005]

    1st performance: by Kairos String Quartet in the Warsaw Autumn Festival 2005 (Poland) on 22/9/2005 at “Fabryka Trzciny” Arts Centre.

Dedication: Kairos String Quartet

Duration: +- 10 mins

 “Monodrama II” for Oboe and Piano (version with tape) [2005]

  1st performance: by oboist Mr. Piet Van Bockstals and pianist Yutaka Oya on 1/7/2005 at the Tokyo Wander site concert hall, Japan

Dedication:Mr. Piet Van Bockstals & Mr. Yutaka Oya

Duration: +- 14 mins

 “Wu Yan” (Black Flame) for 6 percussionists [2003]

 Commissioned by: Brussels Conservatory percussion class

1st performance: by Brussels Conservatory percussion class & Conducted Mr.Bart Bouckaert for their percussion annual concert 2004 at the Auditorium hall of Brussels Conservatory on 21/10/2004.

Dedication: Mr.Bart Bouckaert

Duration: +- 13 mins 

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“Suspended love” for violin and percussion [2003, rev.05]

 Duration: +- 8 mins

 “Metamorphosis II” –Snow river- for flute in C (also picc.& alto) and Percussion [2003]

                   1st performance: by musicians from Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (Switzerland) at Boswil,Switzerland 15th Nov. 2003 and 16th Nov. 2003 in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland.

Duration: +- 11 mins

 “Epitaphe sans mots” for piano trio (Vln/Vc/Pf) [2003]                                        

 1st performance: by Trio Jean-Paul (German) for “Max-Reger-Tag Festival 2004” on 19th Sept. 2004 at Max Reger Concert hall, Weiden, Germany.

Dedication: Trio Jean Paul

Duration: +- 18 mins

* 1st prize in the “Max-Reger-Tage International composition competition 2003 Weiden, Germany

          “Abandoned heart” for oboe (also cor anglais) & string quartet [2003]                                       

 Commissioned by: Danel Quartet (Belgium)

1st performance: by oboist Piet Van Bockstael & Danel Quartet on 10/012003 at Salon Voor Schone Kunst, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Dedication: Mr. Piet Van Bockstael & Danel Quartet

Duration: +- 15 mins

 “Di Jie” (abuttal) for oboe, flute , violin & cello [2002]

      1st performance: by SORI ensemble in the “2nd Seoul International Competititon for composers, 2003 Korea” final round and the prize ceremony concert on 20th March 2003 at Youngsan Art hall.

Duration: +- 11 mins

 * Grand prix winner of the “2nd Seoul International Competition for composers, 2003 Korea

“Mourning the Murder of an old Banyan tree” (Version I) for ensemble (5 players) [2002]

Fl ( picc,+ alto); Cl ( Bass C); Vln (amplification); Vc (ampl.) &  Pno (ampl.)

      Commissioned by:  “Het Collectief” ensemble (Belgium)

1st performance: by “Het Collectief” ensemble and   conducted by Mr.Wibert Aert at De Rode Pomp(Gent) on 8th of June 2002 & at NADINE (Brussels) on 9th of June 2002.

Dedication: “Het Collectief” ensemble

Duration: +- 10 mins

Discography: Het Collectief’s CD (Fuga libera) [www.fugalibera.com or www.hetcollectief.be]

“Mourning the Murder of an old Banyan tree” (Version II) for ensemble (6 players) [2002]

Fl ( picc,+ alto); Cl ( Bass C); Vln (amplification); Vc (ampl.) ; Pno (ampl.) & Perc

   1st performance: by Kamermuziekensembles van het Conservatorium Brussel and conducted by Mr. Bart Bouckaert at the concert hall of Muziekinstrumentenmuseum on 05/12/2002, Brussels, BELGIUM.

Duration: +- 11 mins 

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 “Il silencio dell’ Ancestrale” for conductor (percussion), Clarinet, viola, piano & 2 percussionists [2002]

 1st performance:  by Ictus ensemble and conducted by George-Elie Octors in the “3rd Ictus International Composition Seminar” persentation concert on December 3rd at the Flagey (Studio 1), Brussels, Belgium.

Dedication: My maternal grandfather Maestro Sak

Duration: +- 7 mins

 “Four Short Laments For X.” for ensemble (6 players) [2001]

Fl, Bass Cl, Perc and String trio (Vln/Vla/Vc)

    1st performance : by the members of l’Orchestre Lyrique de Région-Provence and conducted by Mr. Sylvio GUALDA at the Eglise de la Chartreuse de Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon on 20/07/2001.

In memorial Mr. Iannis XENAKIS

Duration: +- 7 mins

Discography: Contemporanea 2002 UDINE (Italy) [www.taukay.it]

* Finalist of the 4th edition of “International Contemporary Music Contest 2002, Citta Di Udine, ITALY

 

“Metamorphosis IV” for two musicians (In any instrumentals combination) and CD [2001]

     1st performance: by flutist Miss Rikke PETERSEN ,violist Miss Yoshiko SATO and sound projectionist Kee-Yong CHONG at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of Brussels on 12/03/2001.

Dedication: Miss Yoshiko SATO

Duration: +- 8 mins

Discography: Version for amplified violin/Viola, double bass & CD in the CD album of ENSEMBLE INTEGRALES interprets “TRACES OF ASIA” (Coviello Contempoarary, Germany) [ www.covielloclassics.de]

“Lis-Xu-Fei” for oboe and cello [2001]

1st performance: by oboist Mr. Rafael PALACIOS and cellist Mr. Stijn KUPPENS at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of Brussels on 12/03/2001.

Dedication: Mr. Rafael PALACIOS and Mr. Stijn KUPPENS

Duration: +- 5:30 mins

 “Yi" for string trio [2001-2000]

      1st performance: by Violinist Mr. Wibert AERTS, Violist Miss. Yoshiko SATO and cellist Mr. Stijn KUPPENS at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of Brussels on 12/03/2001.     

Dedication: Mr. ZAO WOU-KI

Duration: +- 11 mins

“Wayang Kulit” for two Pianists [2000]

   1st performance: by Miss Mihoko MORI &  Miss Ryoko NAKATA at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of Brussels on 28/11/2000.

Dedication: Miss Mihoko MORI &  Miss Ryoko NAKATA

Duration: +- 10 mins

* Finalist of the 1st edition of the “Opera Prima Europa 2001 Rome, ITALY

 “Metamorphosis I” for viola and harp [2000, rev.2007]

 1st performance: by musicians of Argento ensemble (New York) violist Miss Stephanie Griffin and harpist Miss Jacqueline Kerrod at Advent Lutheran Church (New York) on 17/12/2007.

Duration: +- 11 mins

 “Invisible Cell” for recorder, percussion and tape [2000] 

   1st performance: by Recorder player Mr. Fumiharu YOSHIMINE & percussionist Mr. Jan CHERLET at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of Brussels on 27/04/2000. 

              Dedication: Mr. Fumiharu YOSHIMINE                                     

Duration: +- 9 mins

 *1st prize in the “18th Concorso Internazionale di Composizione ICOMS, Torino, ITALY”

 String Quartet No. 2 “Scar” [1999]

Dedication: Prof. Yu-Yan RAO

Duration: +- 16 mins

 * “Prix Marcel Hastir 1999”

“The Reflection Of The Dancing Ghost”
for bassoon and harp [1997, rev. 2000]

Duration: +- 10 mins

 String Quartet No. 1 “Huang Tu” (Yellowish Dust) [1994, rev.2002]

         1st performance: by Danel Quartet in Finland Kuhmo Festival (Finland) on 19th July 2003.

Duration: +- 11:30 mins

 * “Prix Marcel Hastir 2003” 

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For Solo Instrumental:


Illusory angel for piano solo  [2003, 2012 Revised version]

 1st performance: by Dr. Nicholas Ong in the on 26th April 2012 in the University of Malaya’s Guest Concert Series at the Experiment at Theatre (University​ of Malaya)

 Dedication:  Dr. Nicholas Ong


“Threnody of the mother of earth” for flute solo [2011 version] 

Specially written for flutist Ms Reiko Manabe in the mmm...'s Hibari Charity Project to raise fund for the victims of of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 11th March 2011.

  Duration: 6 min.

 “Hover in the horizon” for violin solo version [2011]

 1st performance: By Mr. Fung Chern Hwei on July 30, 2011 at the Pantas 2, KLPac (KL Performing Arts Center), Sentul Park in the concert of "Fire on the house hair" which is organized by Society of Malaysian Contemporary  Composers (SMCC)

Dedication: Wibert Aerts

 Duration: -+12 min

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“Bell stone” for percussion solo [2011]

 Specially written for Huang AiYun 

1st performance: by Huang AiYun at the concert of "Malaysian Voices" on May 8, 2011 at The Music Gallery (Toronto)

Dedication: Huang AiYun

 Duration: 11 min 

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 “Time flow II” for piano solo and live electronic [2011] 

Specially written for Ms Jen Chen Hui and Mr. Jacob David Sudol

 1st performance:  By Ms Jen Chen Hui and Mr. Jacob David Sudol as musical assistant in the live electronic at their concert of “A Poetic Space filled with the Natural and the Imagined –Music for Piano and Electronic Sound” in the National Chiao Tung University Arts Center (Taiwan) on 8th March 2011.

 Dedication: Ms Jen Chen Hui and Mr. Jacob David Sudol

 Duration: 11 min 

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 “Timeless echoes” for cello, painting live projection and live electronic  [2011]

Commission by: CRFMW (Centre Henri Pousseur) for cellist Arne Defore & printer Ms Sigrid Tanghe

 1st performance: By Arne Deforce, Sigrid Tanghe (live  painting projection) and Jean-Marc Sullon (live electronic) on 19th Nov 2011 in the “Images Sonores” Festival at the Ancienne Elgise St. Andre Liege (Belgium)  

 Dedication: Arne Deforce, Sirgid Tanghe and CRFMW.
 ---In memorial a composer I have never met, but highly respected Mr. Wu-ping Mo (
莫五平)--

 Duration:-+19 min 

Video

 “Temple bell still ringing in my heart” version for Shakuhachi solo [2010]

1st performance: by Mr. Andrew MacGregor at the concert hall of SEGi College (Malaysia) on 16th of June 2010.

 In memoriam Madame FUJI Kazuko

Duration: +- 3:30mins 

Video

 “Hover in the horizon” for violin solo & tape [2010] 

Commissioned by: deSingel for Mr. Wibert Aerts’s debut concert at Ars Musica Festival 2010 (Belgium)

  1st performance: By Wibert Aerts on 13th March 2010 at the deSingel concert hall (Antwerp, Belgium)

 Dedication: Wibert Aerts

  Duration: -+8 min

“Ancient earth is still breathing” for Xun solo [2009]

Specially written for "Global Climate Change music project"

 Duration: -+30 second

“Angel’s voice” for 13 strings Koto and voice [2009]

 In memorial of my dear friend Ryuko Mizutani who created my music but I have never met her in person!

“Time flows” for piano solo  [2007]

Specially written for Guy Livington’s One Minute More DVD project”

Dedication:  Guy Livingston

Duration: 1 minute 

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“Splattered landscape” for piano solo

Commisioned by: Weidener Max-Reger-Tage Festival.This piece was composed as compulsary piece for the “Max Reger International piano competition, september, 2005” in the semi-final round.

Dedication: Prof. Kurt Seibert

Duration: +- 13 mins

                                    Illusory Angel” piano solo [2003]                                        

 1st performance: by Miss Berit Juul Rasmussen in the compose portrait concert 25/4/2004, Odense, Denmark.

Duration: +- 8.30 mins

 “The last psalm of the abssy” for flute solo [2003]

 Commissioned by: Mr. Toon FRET

1st performance: by Mr. Toon FRET on 10th May 2003 at Palace of the Legion of Honor (The Florence Gould Theater) and 16th May 2003 at Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium.

Dedication: Mr. Toon FRET

Duration: +- 8 mins

 Temple bell still ringing in my heart” for viola solo [2002]

 Commissioned by: Miss SATO Yoshiko

1st performance: by Miss SATO Yoshiko at the concert hall of KENMIN BUNKA center, HIROSHIMA, JAPAN on 28th of August 2002.

In memoriam: Madame FUJI Kazuko                                      

Duration: +- 3:30mins 

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 “Flying Shadow” for guitar solo [2001]

           Commission by: DEXIA bank for the compulsory work of “Belgium National Axion Classics Competition 2001”.

Publication: Lantro Edition (Belgium) [www.lantromusic.be]

Duration: +- 6 mins

 “Metamorphosis III” for piano solo [2001]

   1st performance: by participants of the “8th International Mozart Competition 2002, Salzburg, AUSTRIA.

Duration: +- 10 mins

Publication: Universal Edition (Austria) [www.uemusic.at]

Discography: CD album of Amy Lin interprets “Contemporary Piano works” (ABW clasics, Germany)[abwclassics@aol.com]

 * 2nd prize in the “8th International Mozart Competition, Salzburg, AUSTRIA

 “For Another Better World” for violin solo [2001]

         1st performance: by participants of the “8th International Mozart Competition 2002, Salzburg, AUSTRIA.

Dedication: Mr. Franklin GYSELYNCK                                     

Duration: +- 13 mins

Publication: Universal Edition (Austria) [www.uemusic.at]

Discography: CD album “Violin faces” of violinist Wibert Aerts. (Fuga libera) [www.fugalibera.com]

 * Special prize in the “8th International Mozart Competition, Salzburg, AUSTRIA

 “The Thousand Ripples Of A Lonely Bell for viola solo [2000-2001]

Commissioned by: Mr. Paul De CLERCK

1st performance: by Violist Mr. Paul DE CLERCK ” at the Auditorium of Royal Conservatory of  Brussels on 08/02/2001 in the “Concert of Vlaanderen Internationaal Franklin GYSELYNCK”.

Dedication: Mr. Paul DE CLERCK                                    

Duration: +- 9 mins 

Video

 “Si” for flute solo [2000]

1st performance: by flutist Miss Rikke PETERSEN at Leuven CULTUREEL CENTRUM ORATORIENHOF on 23/11/2000.

Dedication: Miss Rikke PETERSEN

Duration: +- 10 mins

 

What People Are Saying:

I appreciate his music very much, because he is one of the few composers who have combined his own culture with European composition techniques closely and with great effect. His music is imaginative and poetic.

- Peter Eötvös, Composer & conductor, Hungary

 

  The Starry Night's Ripples impressed me through the originality, fantasy and mysterious sovereignty of its sound world and its unusual yet organic formal shape. The distinctive solo writing and insightful orchestration (extreme registers ... the imaginative yet economical use of multiphonics .. the sensuous colour of the percussion writing, the terrifying moment of climax with police whistles...) all made it a real musical discovery, the statement of a genuine and inquisitive musical personality.

- Brett Dean

Violist, Composer & conductor, Australia

 

  Kee-Yong is a genuine artist in search of an honest musical discourse. I'm quite sure he will be one of our greatest composers, he has a formidable ear and an almost unnatural skill to achieve true emotion through elaborate musical forms without losing any sense of taste. He sometimes demands considerable effort of his listeners but his music pays this effort back in multiples.

- Luc Brewaeys

Composer, Belgium

 

  His ensemble writing was a delight for all of us: everybody felt involved in the ritual of this great homage to Ligeti.

- Jan Michiels & Inge Spinette

soloists and dedicatee in Hidden Eternity, Belgium

It is not often that we come across a young composer unprecedented in our experience. The strength of Kee-Yong CHONG's work reaches an astonishing dynamic range.

- Professor Mark DELAERE

Artistic director of "TRANSIT" New Music Festival (Leuven, Belgium)

His excellent knowledge of traditional Chinese music, literature and painting and the Western composition teachnique wit hhis special ability to fuse the essence of Asian and European culture through his compositions. This is not superficial, but profound and effective. His works were strong, imaginative and poetic. They convinced the public and the professionals with great success.

-Wu Wei

Sheng soloist/Artistic director of Ensemble Dragon

"The thousand ripples of a lonely bell" for viola solo and "Ye Huo" for viola and 12 solo strings composed by Chong which I world premiered and it's received a great success in the concerts! I'm so impressed by his skillfully handing the knowledge of my instrument and it was full of musical creativity on this two works!

-Paul DE CLERCK

Violist/Professor of Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music

 

His music may not be easy, but you want someone who dares to push the boundaries of international standards, someone who can transcribe the wind into music, someone with his head in Orion's belt and his ears to the ground. The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra [Forum] panel couldn't have made a better choice.

- www.kakiseni.com, Malaysia

(review of The Starry Night's Ripples )

 

  It's not often that one gets moved to tears at a performance of contemporary music...The young genius from Kluang has found an expressive language all his own in this uncompromising genre.

- Off The Edge magazine, Malaysia

(review of Tearless Moon )


I appreciate very much your music! It is technically strong but also very personal and individual.

-Andre Laporte

Composer. Belgium

...his music struck me as very inventive and artistically pure.

-Jonathan Harvey

Composer, England

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Updated on: 8th April 2012
 

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