KEYES Christopher 祈道緯 

Prof. Christopher Keyes has been hailed as “Truly masterful…a modernised Rachmaninoff” by the Fanfare Magazine. He began his music career as a pianist, winning many competitions.  His works have been performed and broadcast in more than 30 countries.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

祁道緯教授曾獲Fanfare雜誌讚譽為「具大師級風範……是當代的拉赫曼尼諾夫」的祁氏,以鋼琴家身分展開其音樂事業。他曾於多個比賽奪獎,他的作品曾於超過30個國家演出及廣播。他現為香港浸會大學音樂系副教授。

Orchestral / Ensemble


Veni Sancte Spiritus (1999) 13'
     for narrator, chorus & orchestra
Pittsburgh Music (1993) 8'
     for fl, cl, vn, perc & pf
Shasta (1992) 8'
     for pf & orchestra
Gaia Symphonia (1989) 15'
     for full orchestra 
Pittsburgh Music (1993) 8'
     for fl, cl, vn, vc, perc & pf 
The Time Being (1988) 7'
     for fl, cl, vn, vc, perc & pf   
East-Wind Music (1987) 12'
     for wind ensemble 

Vocal / Choral


Confusion and Tranquillity: Two Lessons from the I Ching (1997) 8'
     for women's choir
Bodhisattva (1988) 11'
     for soprano & pf
Sweet Spontaneous Earth (1986) 12'
     for soprano, pf, va, & perc

Chamber


A Hurried Darkness (1998) 11'
     for tb & pf   
Edlestein Introit (1992) 3'
     for fl & bn   
Brandenburgh Variations (1990) 7'
     for vn & hpsh
Music for Marimba and Strings (1988) 12'
     for marimba &  string quartet
Trois  (1987) 11'
     for vn, vc & pf

Electro-acoustic


In Recent Memory (2001) 9'
     for pf & electronics
Li Jiang Etude No. 3 (2000) 17'
     for pf, perc & electronics
Li Jiang Etude No. 2 (2000) 9'
     for pf, zheng (opt) & electronics
Steel3 x Chrome (1999) 10'
     for pf & electronics
Li Jiang Etudes No. 1 (1998) 11'
     for tape
Descant of a Sonic Pendulum (1997) 5'
     for pf & electronics
Sinfonia Computant (1996) 10'
     for pf & tape
The Ghost Within (1995) 8'
     for pf & tape
CompuIntroMusic (1995) 1'
     for tape

Solo Keyboard


Of Wood, Spring, and Bamboo (1996) 8'
     for hpsh
Three Preludes (1994-5) 13'
     for pf
Bartok Variations (1991) 9'
     for pf   
 Ballade for the Children of the Modern Age (1990) 10'
     for pf
 Enormous nowhere (1986) 9'
     for pf
 Pavanne Pour Main Droite Defunte (1986) 3'
     for pf left hand

Discography


 Christopher Keyes: Keyboard Works 1986-97    Centaur Records    CRC 2377


 Li Jiang Etude No. 1    International Computer Music Association    ICMC99

Publications


 "Set-Classes, 12-Tone Rows, and Tonality in the Third Movement of Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata: The Non-Duality of Tonality and Atonality." 20th Century Music 5, no. 8 (August 1998): 9-15.


 "Improvisations I: Suggestions for Teaching Improvisation and 20th Century Idioms." Music Educators Journal 86, no. 6 (May 2000): 17-22.


 "Two Original Compositions and Computer Programs for Utilizing Technology in the Teaching of Musical Improvisation." The Compendium of selected teaching Development Grants Project (September 2001): 57-64.


 "Identity, History, and Creativity: Underlying Differences in Much of Asian, European, and American Contemporary Music." Paper presented at the International Conference of the College Music Society, Kyoto, 1999

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