MUI Kwong-chiu 梅廣釗

 

Dr Mui Kwong Chiu received both PhD and MPh from the University of Hong Kong in music composition. He also graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) majoring in Cinematography. In 2018, he was awarded the BU Distinguished Communication Alumni Award in its 50th anniversary for his musical achievements and contribution to Hong Kong society.

Dr Mui composes music for various local and overseas arts groups as wells as music festivals,  including The first multimedia beach water concert in Sai Kung for the first Hong  Kong Youth Festival 2018; Multimedia concert Thousand Sails for the World Hakka Conference 2017; International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Hong Kong Opening ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Stadium 2016; BU 60 anniversary Celebration Concert 2016; The Opening Ceremony of 2010 Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo in Shanghai Expo (simultaneous broadcast by RTHK and Shanghai TV Station); East Asian Games Closing ceremony in Hong Kong (in Hong Kong Coliseum) 2009; The historic 2008 Olympic Torch Relay in Hong Kong in Bauhinia Square.

In addition, Dr Mui composes music for large-scale theatre production: Chinese Music Theatre Ode to Water 《千水情》for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) in 2012  (Rerun in 2017) celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season Opening Concert; Intoxicating Nature 《山花醉》 in 2011, (Rerun in 2012) for HKCO; Seven Wisemen from the Bamboo Grove 《竹林七賢》for the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (HKRT); Reincarnation of the Prunus Mume 《紅梅再世》for HKRT celebrating its 40th anniversary; music for drama for Rashomon 《羅生門》; Shake Shake Speare 《莎士對比亞》; About Thunderstorm About Sunrise 《雷雨對日出》; music for dance drama Spring Ritual and Eulogy 《蘭亭。祭姪》for the Hong Kong Dance Company; music for film Cream Soda and Milk 《忌廉溝鮮奶》as well as over 50 episodes of RTHK TV productions including Histories of Hong Kong, I, II, III; Man and Universe; Our Scientists; Stories of Islands and many others. He also composes for Asian Composer League, ISCM, Hong Kong Arts Festival and harmonica ensemble works for World Harmonica Festival (WHF).

 

His large-scale Western symphonic pieces include Symphonic Poem Genesis《創世紀》; Erhu Concerto The Hero 《大漠之歌》, Double Concerto for Piano and Flute The Great Earth 《大地》(2017); Concerto for Suona and Guanzi Bauhinia 嗩吶管子協奏典《紫荊花》; and music for band Song of the Sea 《海之歌》.

His other multimedia works include: Percussive Colors, Free Steps, Vibration in Stillness, Galaxy Reflections, Let Dreams Fly I, II and Multimedia Oratorio Where Eagles Dare. His music for hundreds of harmonicas are performed extensively in different APHF festivals in Asia cities, including The River of Love 《博愛大同》 for the 2012 Grand Opening Ceremony of Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival (APHF) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia; The Harmonica Rainbow premiered in WHF in Trossingen Germany in 2009, the River of Clouds in Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore; and Glamour of Asia Pacific in Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. His portfolio of other music work includes music for mixed ensemble works, advertising scores and many choral works.

 

Dr Mui is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Composers Guild.  In 2013 he represented Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and RTHK Radio 4 to attend the International Rostrum held in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the Honorary Advisor of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of CUHK (Music programme); the Honorary Advisor of Tien Ma Chorus and Yuen Long Children’s Choir; the Honorary Composer in Residence of Hong Kong Harmonica Association; the Adjudicator of the World Harmonica Festival and Honorary Adjudicator for APHF since 2000. He attended International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) in Vancouver in 2017 and in Peking in 2018.

Orchestral (Western)

 

The River of Clouds for Harmonica Orchestra (2006) 7'

     for harmonica orchestra

Glamour of Asia Pacific (2004) 5'

     for a thousand harmonicas - for the Grand Finale of Fifth Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival

Prelude for Harmonica Orchestra  (2003) 7'

     for harmonica orchestra

Sea Breeze Sketches (2002) 19'     

     for Handbell and Orchestra   

     I. The Sea and Wind Dialogue

     II. Leaves in the Wind

     III. The Dawn Breaks

Symphonic Poem-Genesis  (2000) 18'
A Dream in the City (1999) 10'
Symphonic Poem Prelude II (1994) 10'
Symphonic Poem Prelude I (1992) 10'

 

Orchestral (Chinese)

 

Bring in the Wine   (2005) 8'

Rhapsody of Color Cloud Chasing the Moon (2004) 10'

Farewell at the Inn  (1996) 9'
Symphonic Poem Song of the Yellow Soil (1995) 10'

 

Chamber (Western)

 

Twinkling Reflections (2004) 11'

     for cl, vc & pf

Spirit II (2002) 9'

     for piano and clarinet

Hong Kong Landscape Suite (2001) 14'
     for harmonica quintet, pf & percussions

Color Clouds Suite  (2000) 15'
     for harmonica quintet
Innervision I (1999) 10'
     for string quartet
Innervision II (1999) 7'
     for string quartet
Music of the Universe (1997) 12'
     for perc ensemble
Night (1995) 9'
     for fl, vn & pf
Journey (1992) 4'
     for string quartet

 

Chamber (Chinese)

 

Moonlight Reflections over Cloudy Ripples (2003) 13'

     for guzheng, zhongrhan and xiao

Plum Blossom in the Snow (2001) 8'
     for Chinese plucked-string ensemble
Moon Palace Reflected on Sea of Clouds (2000) 9'
     for Chinese wind ensemble & percussions
Drunken Night at the Peak of the Mountain (1999) 8'
     for Chinese ensemble

 

Chamber (Mixed)

 

Rhapsody of Beautiful Clouds Chasing the Moon (2003) 10'

     for Harmonica Quintet, shengand Piano

Three Petite Pieces (2002) 13'

     for guitar, sheng, violin and viola

     I Chasing the Waves

     II Air Eleganza

     III The Three Giggs

Song of Free Birds (2001) 5'
     for 2 dizi's, fl & pf

Autumn Landscape Suite (2000) 14'
     for harmonica quintet, sheng, hp, pf & perc

The World of Da Tong (2000) 10'
     for mixed ensemble

 

Instrumental Solo

 

Spirit I (1997) 5'
     for cl
Song of the River (1995) 8'
     for pf
Lake Lo Fuo (1994) 5'
     for zheng
Two Preludes (1992) 5'
     for pf
Violin Solo in G Minor (1992) 8'
     for vn & pf
The Wind of  Spring  (1992) 5'
     for zheng
Four Seasons (1992) 10'
     for pf

 

Vocal / Choral

 

Hong Kong, You are Beautiful! (2005) 8'

Min Feng San Yue (2005) 13'

     for mixed chorus

情繫香江 (2002) 10' 

     for mixed chorus
Yuen Long Tone Poem  (2001) 6'
     for children chorus
Song of the Universe (2000) 5'
     for soprano
The Drunken Old Man  (1995) 8'
     for solo tenor & pf
Nian Xie  (1994) 5'
     for solo soprano & pf
Train (1994) 10'
     for chorus
Empty Streets (1992) 6'
     for soprano & pf
浣溪沙 (1992) 8'
     for solo alto, chorus & pf
Picking Lotus  (1992) 4'
     for tenor, soprano duet with pf
To Remember  (1992) 10'
     for chorus, pf & perc

 

Electro-Acoustic Music / Computer Music

 

Vibration in Stillness(2004) 70'

     for electronic music, live percussions and choreography

 

Music for Ballet / Dance

 

Vibration in Stillness(2004) 70'

     for electronic music, live percussions and choreography

 

Music for Theatre / Drama

 

The Seven Wise Men from the Bamboo Grove  (1994) 45'

     for drama

Children theatrical puppet musical The Little Fish  (2006) 90'

     for musical

 

Multimedia / Installation

 

Drunken Night at the Peak of the Mountain (2000) 11'

     for Chinese ensemble, multi-media & dancer

Meditation at the Sea  (2001) 15'
     for tape, fl, vc & dancer

 

Others

Music for Video Production


The Story of Tea II (1997) 20'
     for Chinese ensemble
The Art of Wan Lau  (1996) 20'
     for MIDI production
The Story of Tea I (1995) 20'
     for Chinese ensemble

Muisc for TV

 

Original soundtracks for over 40 episodes of RTHK TV series since 1990

Film Music / jingles 

 

Film Music for Cream Soda and Milk(1982) 30'
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (male version) (1984) 30
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (male version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (female version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (male version) (1984) 30
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (male version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (female version) (1984) 15

 

Publications / Paper Presentations

 

The article entitled ‘Analysis of Tan Dun's Ghost Opera' by Mui Kwong Chiu was collected lin A Collection of Articles in Commemoration of the 20 Anniversary of the Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society, jointlypublished by Center of Asian Studies, HKU and Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society in September 2005.

 

An essay entitled ‘The mixing instrumentations of harmonica with other musical instruments as seen from the newly created harmonica compositions' was published in the book ‘Seventy Years of Hong Kong Harmonica' published by Joint Publishing Co. Ltd. in August, 2004.

 

A review entitled ‘The Fifth Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2004' was published in the September issue, 2004 in the quarterly publication CASHFLOW of Composers and Author's Society of Hong Kong (CASH).

 

A research paper entitled ‘New Possibilities for Chinese Instrumental Music: Compositional Techniques in Two Original Chamber Works' was delivered in the Research Colloquia in Autumn 2003 in the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong. The paper discusses the incorporation of compositional techniques from both Chinese and Western traditions as integrated in Mui Kwong Chiu's two musical works.

 

Music Theatre and Multi Media: Teaching Resource Kit." (in collaboration with Joshua Chan) In Contemporary Music Education Campaign of the ISCM World Music Days 2002. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Composers' Guild and the Education Department, 2002.

 

‘Analysis of Tan Dun's Ghost Opera' by Mui Kwong Chiu was first published as papers and proceedings of the Sixth Seminar on the History of New Music in China: Its Form, Craftsmanship and Aesthetics in 2000. It was later published in the same year in Collected Essays on History of New Music in China, Vol. No 6 by HKU Center of Asia Studies.

 

A feature article entitled ‘An Exploration of Coherence in Music from Pop Song to Serious Music' was published in Issue 29 in the summer of 1999 in CASHFLOW the quarterly publication of CASH. In the article, compositional techniques in both pop and contemporary music genre were discussed, with a special focus on some of Joseph Koo's modulation techniques and his twin use of modes, with illustrations from some of his pop songs serving as demonstrations.

 

Part of Mui Kwong Chiu's vocal music (serious category) from 1980 to 1999 have been listed in ‘Hong Kong Vocal Music: A General Index' among the works of other prominent Hong Kong Composers. Chinese Christians Literature Council Ltd published the collection of vocal music with the above index in March 1999, with sponsorship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

 

 

管弦樂 (西樂)

 

天上雲河 (2006) 7’

     for harmonica orchestra

Glamour of Asia Pacific (2004) 5’

     for a thousand harmonicas - for the Grand Finale of Fifth Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival

口琴樂隊前奏曲 (2003) 7’

     for harmonica orchestra

海韻風情 (2002) 19’     

     for Handbell and Orchestra   

     I. The Sea and Wind Dialogue

     II. Leaves in the Wind

     III. The Dawn Breaks

交響詩《創世紀》   (2000) 18'
城市中的夢想 (1999) 10'
思潮 (1994) 10'
生命序曲 (1992) 10'

 

管弦樂 (中樂)

 

將進酒   (2005) 8’

彩雲追月狂想曲 (2004) 10’

酒肆留別  (1996) 9'
黃土鄉情 (1995) 10'

 

室樂 (西樂)

 

銀海星閃  (2004) 11'

     for cl, vc & pf

Spirit II (2002) 9’

     for piano and clarinet

香江素描組曲 (2001) 14'
     for harmonica quintet, pf & percussions

紅映雪語組曲  (2000) 15'
     for harmonica quintet
心語一 (1999) 10'
     for string quartet
心語二 (1999) 7'
     for string quartet
Music of the Universe (1997) 12'
     for perc ensemble
夜 (1995) 9'
     for fl, vn & pf
旅程 (1992) 4'
     for string quartet

 

室樂 (中樂)

 

水雲月 (2003) 13'

     for guzheng, zhongrhan and xiao

傲雪寒梅 (2001) 8'
     for Chinese plucked-string ensemble
雲海暉月映瓊宮 (2000) 9'
     for Chinese wind ensemble & percussions
夜醉凌峰 (1999) 8'
     for Chinese ensemble

 

室樂 (混合)

 

彩雲追月狂想曲 (2003) 10'

     for Harmonica Quintet, sheng and Piano

Three Petite Pieces (2002) 13’

     for guitar, sheng, violin and viola

     I Chasing the Waves

     II Air Eleganza

     III 三擊

三鳥朝陽  (2001) 5'
     for 2 dizi's, fl & pf

秋山紅葉組曲 (2000) 14'
     for harmonica quintet, sheng, hp, pf & perc

世界大同 (2000) 10'
     for mixed ensemble

 

獨奏曲

 

Spirit I (1997) 5'
     for cl
大江曲 (1995) 8'
     for pf
盧沽湖 (1994) 5'
     for zheng
Two Preludes (1992) 5'
     for pf
Violin Solo in G Minor (1992) 8'
     for vn & pf
春風  (1992) 5'
     for zheng
春夏秋冬 (1992) 10'
     for pf

 

聲樂 / 合唱

 

Hong Kong, You are Beautiful! (2005) 8’

民風三樂 (2005) 13'

     for mixed chorus

情繫香江 (2002) 10' 

     for mixed chorus
元朗音畫  (2001) 6'
     for children chorus
Song of the Universe (2000) 5'
     for soprano
老酒三兩三  (1995) 8'
     for solo tenor & pf
靈犀  (1994) 5'
     for solo soprano & pf
一列車 (1994) 10'
     for chorus
空巷 (1992) 6'
     for soprano & pf
浣溪沙 (1992) 8'
     for solo alto, chorus & pf
採蓮歌  (1992) 4'
     for tenor, soprano duet with pf
念 (1992) 10'
     for chorus, pf & perc

 

電子音樂 / 電腦音樂

 

音悠極擊 (2004) 70'

     for electronic music, live percussions and choreography 

 

舞蹈音樂

 

音悠極擊 (2004) 70'

     for electronic music, live percussions and choreography 

 

劇場音樂

 

竹林七賢  (1994) 45'

     話劇

小魚與海  (2006) 90'

     音樂劇

 

多媒體音樂 / 裝置音樂

 

夜醉凌峰多媒體舞蹈版 (2000) 11'

     for Chinese ensemble, multi-media & dancer

海的變奏  (2001) 15'
     for tape, fl, vc & dancer
 

其他

視象音樂


茶的藝術  (1997) 20'
     for Chinese ensemble
文樓的藝術  (1996) 20'
     for MIDI production
茗趣 (1995) 20'
     for Chinese ensemble


電視音樂


Original soundtracks for over 40 episodes of RTHK TV series since 1990


電影音樂

 

電影配樂《忌廉溝鮮奶(1982) 30'
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (male version) (1984) 30
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (male version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Spring/ Summer (female version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (male version) (1984) 30
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (male version) (1984) 15
Jingle for Esko Products Autumn/Winter (female version) (1984) 15

 

出版刊物 / 發表文章

 

 The article entitled ‘Analysis of Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera’ by Mui Kwong Chiu was collected lin A Collection of Articles in Commemoration of the 20 Anniversary of the Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society, jointlypublished by Center of Asian Studies, HKU and Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society in September 2005.

 

An essay entitled ‘The mixing instrumentations of harmonica with other musical instruments as seen from the newly created harmonica compositions’ was published in the book ‘Seventy Years of Hong Kong Harmonica’ published by Joint Publishing Co. Ltd. in August, 2004.

 

A review entitled ‘The Fifth Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2004’ was published in the September issue, 2004 in the quarterly publication CASHFLOW of Composers and Author’s Society of Hong Kong (CASH).

 

A research paper entitled ‘New Possibilities for Chinese Instrumental Music: Compositional Techniques in Two Original Chamber Works’ was delivered in the Research Colloquia in Autumn 2003 in the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong. The paper discusses the incorporation of compositional techniques from both Chinese and Western traditions as integrated in Mui Kwong Chiu’s two musical works.

 

Music Theatre and Multi Media: Teaching Resource Kit." (in collaboration with Joshua Chan) In Contemporary Music Education Campaign of the ISCM World Music Days 2002. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Composers' Guild and the Education Department, 2002.

 

‘Analysis of Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera’ by Mui Kwong Chiu was first published as papers and proceedings of the Sixth Seminar on the History of New Music in China: Its Form, Craftsmanship and Aesthetics in 2000. It was later published in the same year in Collected Essays on History of New Music in China, Vol. No 6 by HKU Center of Asia Studies.

 

A feature article entitled ‘An Exploration of Coherence in Music from Pop Song to Serious Music’ was published in Issue 29 in the summer of 1999 in CASHFLOW the quarterly publication of CASH. In the article, compositional techniques in both pop and contemporary music genre were discussed, with a special focus on some of Joseph Koo’s modulation techniques and his twin use of modes, with illustrations from some of his pop songs serving as demonstrations.

 

Part of Mui Kwong Chiu’s vocal music (serious category) from 1980 to 1999 have been listed in ‘Hong Kong Vocal Music: A General Index’ among the works of other prominent Hong Kong Composers. Chinese Christians Literature Council Ltd published the collection of vocal music with the above index in March 1999, with sponsorship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

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