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CHENG Anthony
鄭汝森

Anthony Cheng - a songwriter, film and contemporary music composer, sound engineer and music producer in Hong Kong. His debut on the music scene was as a pianist and composer. As a frequent-awarded composer in multidisciplinary fields of music composition, Cheng’s music consists of an eclectic inspiration of a variety of musical styles. Cheng completed his master degree in music at King's College, London and Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong. His former composition teachers include Dr. Joshua Chan at HKU, Dr. Silvina Milstein and Professor Sir Harrison Birtwistle at King's. He was a pupil of Denise Ham in orchestral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.


His compositions have been performed internationally at ISCM (Hong Kong 2002), Asia Ocarina Festival (Japan 2012; Taiwan 2016), Musicacoustica-Beijing (Beijing 2014, 2017), IDRS (Tokyo 2015), and in various countries and cities such as Hong Kong, Macau, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Cheng also appeared as composer and conductor with ensembles and orchestras including London University Symphony Orchestra, Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra, HKU Union Philharmonic Orchestra, Lontano (UK) and King’s Harmonica Quintet (HK). Besides, Cheng has been frequently commissioned to write new works by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Music Office LCSD, several music affiliations and independent artists/musicians.


Cheng is now teaching electronic music and popular music production at Hong Kong Baptist University, the Education University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Lingnan University.


鄭汝森 - 集流行、電影、當代音樂作曲家及唱片監製於一身。早年於英國倫敦大學King’s College音樂碩士畢業,並於香港大學取得哲學博士學位。於2002年開設音樂製作公司Takumi Works,至今曾為過百多個本地及海外的客戶致力創作多不勝數的音樂,並參與國際大型盛事中的音樂後期製作。


鄭氏曾憑古巨基的歌曲『天才與白痴』獲得香港電台第二十八屆十大中文金曲作曲獎以及2005年度四台聯頒歌曲大獎,成為該年度本港四家電台/電視台合共最高播放率的歌曲。2015年憑多媒體音樂作品『遺·留』勇奪CASH音樂金帆獎最佳正統音樂作品殊榮。近年積極為多齣電影作配樂,當中更為第三十五屆香港電影金像獎最佳電影『十年』擔任錄音工作。現應邀為香港浸會大學音樂系、香港教育大學及香港嶺南大學擔任講師,教授電子音樂及流行音樂製作。

MAJOR WORKS 主要作品

Western Orchestra


  • Le Lac d'Annecy - A Picture by Paul Cezanne (1999) [8'30"] for 2, 2, 2, 2 - 2, 2, 2, 1, harp, timp, perc, str

  • Lament for the Princess Diana (1999) [7']  for 2, 2, 2, 2 - 2, 2, 2, 1, timp, str


Chinese Orchestra


  • Songful Clock Tower (2001) [7']


Chamber


  • Red Lanterns (2014) [1'30"] for vla, vc, & pf

  • Blue House (2013) [2'30"] for vla & DB

  • DAN (2012) [1'30"] for cl, vln & vc

  • Sketches for Wind Quintet (2000) [8'] for fl, ob, cl, bsn & hn

  • Trio No.1 (2000) [11'] for cl, vc & pf

  • Love Dialogues (2000) [3'] for vln duo

  • Carnival Overture - for the Aberystwyth International Musicfest '99 (1999) [3'] for sax, tpt, tbn, vc & pf

  • Piano Quintet (1998) [7'30"] for fl, vln, vla, vc & pf

  • String Quartet II - Return to China (1998) [6'] for string quartet

  • String Quartet I - Romance (1998) [6'] for string quartet

  • Music for Woodwind Quintet, Percussion, and Vibraphone (1998) [13'] for fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn, perc & vibes

  • Psycho-mind (1996) [5'30"] for soprano, fl, vln, vc, pf & perc


Instrumental Solo


  • Three Studies for Piano (1998-2000) [5'] for pf

  • Children Pieces for Pianos (1997-2000) [11'] for pf or 2 pf

  • Chorale Preludes (1998-1999) [3'] for org

  • Impromptus No.1 (1997) [6'] for pf

  • Clarinet Solitude (1996) [6'] for cl


Vocal / Choral


  • Wu Xing (2011) [8'30"] for mixed choir, chamber ensemble & tape

  • From the HADES - Opera in Four Acts (2006) [ca.90'] for soloists & chamber ensemble

  • Enigma (2004) [16'] for soprano, tenor, vc & pf

  • Hail, Holy Queen (2004) [4'20"] for tenor, vln & pf

  • Chanson Triste (2002) [7'30"] for tenor, fl & pf

  • Ave verum corpus, Op.5 (2001) [4'] for SATB choir, str & org

  • Praeludium, Chorale and Fughetto, Op.3, No.1 (1998) [4'] for org & SATB choir

  • Ave Maria, Op.2 (1998) [6'] for soprano solo, SATB choir, hn & org


Electronic / Electroacoustic Music


  • Bushido II (2015) [15'] for Shakuhachi, harp, Japanese perc, orchestra & live electronics

  • The Great Wall. End (2016) [6'] for erhu, pipa, guzheng, field recordings & live electronics

  • sound x interstellar (2015) [5'] for tape

  • Bushido (2015) [9'] for Shakuhachi, harp, perc, live electronics & tape

  • iMagEs of Life (2014) [7'] for video & tape

  • War Prayer (2012) [6'45"] for video & tape

  • The AniFortune (2003) [8'] for soprano & tape

  • Four Seasons from An Unknown Country (1999) [10'] for vibes & tape


Multimedia


  • Lost and Regain (2015) [15'] for tape