NG Ka-chun Ian 伍家駿 

 

Ian Ng is a New York City - based composer.   His music has been described by The New York Times as "invigorating" with "intricate rhythms", and by The Financial Times as having "a solid rhythmic grounding". The South China Morning Post observed that Mr. Ng's "attractive contrapuntal features are begging to be heard again".  He graduated from New York University with a Master Degree in Music Composition on a full scholarship.

 

Mr. Ng is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Prize, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Robert Avalon International Music Composition Competition, Susanville Symphony Composition Competition and ACL Young Composers Competition. In Spring 2016, Mr. Ng made his Carnegie Hall debut with his commissioned work Think Twice - Three Musical Games, performed by string ensemble Duo Scordatura. His past season commissions include I Recall Last Night at the Opera for New York Symphonic Brass at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, orchestral work How Fair Thou Dost Shine for the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra at the Brooklyn Museum, chamber music A Constant Fretful Stamping of Hooves for the NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Frederick Lowe Theater and piano solo An Occasional Fretful Stamping of Hooves for the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival at the Hong Kong City Hall. As NYU resident composer, his commissioned composition for their orchestra, Cité en l’air, had its premiere in February 2012 at Symphony Space in New York City. Other collaborations include JACK Quartet at the Provincetown Playhouse, andPlay at the Firehouse Space, the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble at Colby College, choral group Die Konzertisten, HK New Music Ensemble, pianist Dimitri Dover, violinists Charles Yang and Tessa Lark, Exploring the Metropolis ConEd Composer Residency, and the Bright Sheng Partnership.

 

His music Grand Jeté on a Violin was choreographed by Marcelo Gomes, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, and had its premiere in 2012 at Lincoln Center.  It has subsequently been performed at New York City Center, and at theaters in Los Angeles, North Carolina, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Japan, Brazil and Israel. The ballet is featured in the Juilliard Open Studios interactive app. The music is also included in American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland's feature documentary A Ballerina's Tale, which had its premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival in Spring 2015. Other dance and theater collaborations include Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater, Fire Island Dance Festival, American Ballet Theatre JKO School, Some Dance Company and the City Contemporary Dance Company.

 

This summer, Mr. Ng will make his European debut with the Brouwer Trio at the 2016 Valencia International Performing Arts Festival in Spain. In the Spring of 2017, he will be presenting his first opera with the support of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.

 

伍家駿是位生於香港的作曲家,現時旅居紐約市。他的音樂被紐約時報評為 “ 活潑 ”, 並帶有 “ 錯綜複雜的節奏 ”; 金融時報則形容該為“ 強而有力的韻律 ” 。伍氏畢業於香港演藝學院作曲系。 他是香港作曲及作詞家協會,香港作曲家聯會及香港賽馬會獎學金的得主。他獲得香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈信託基金贊助, 於2013年完成紐約大學作曲碩士學位。

 

伍氏多次獲得國際獎項, 包括美國音樂大獎、美國作曲及作詞家協會年青作曲家獎、羅伯特·阿瓦隆國際音樂作曲比賽冠軍及亞洲青年作曲家大獎冠軍等等。他的作品“ 三個音樂小遊戲 ” 於2016年春天在紐約市卡內基音樂廳由斯高特萊斯弦樂二重奏作首演。伍氏曾經在過往的樂季與不同的藝術團體合作, 當中包括紐約交響銅管五重奏、紐約布魯克林交響樂團、傑克四重奏、香港藝術節、香港中樂團、 香港創樂團、Die Konzertisten、亞特蘭大音樂節 、紐約市藝術都會駐團作曲家及盛宗亮國際作曲家聚會。在2012年間伍氏獲擔任為紐約大學交響樂團駐團作曲家 。他的委約作品 “ 看不到的城市 ” 於同年在紐約市管弦空間音樂廳作首演。

 

伍氏的作品“ 小提琴上的大跳 ” 在2012年並被美國芭蕾舞團首席舞蹈員馬塞洛·戈麥斯編成舞蹈作品於紐約市林肯中心美國州際大劇院作首演。該作品徐後亦在紐約市中心、洛杉磯、 印第安納波利斯、三藩市、巴西、日本及以色列等地方上演。該作品同時獲收錄於 Juilliard Open Studios 手機應用程式, 供於 iTune 下載; 亦在紀錄片“ 一個芭蕾舞者的故事 ” 中獲採用。電影女主角是美國芭蕾舞團的首位非裔首席女芭蕾舞員米斯蒂·科普蘭,  該片在2015年紐約翠貝卡影展中作首映。他的芭蕾作品“ 平行 ” 及“ 主題上的演變 ” 亦分別在 2014 和 2015 年間由金巴信斯現代舞蹈團及美國芭蕾舞團附屬學校在紐約上演。

 

今年夏季, 伍氏將前往加拿大參與蒙特利爾現代實驗音樂工作坊及西班牙瓦倫西亞國際表演藝術節。在曼克頓下城文化協會 、紐約市文化部及紐約州際藝術協會資助下,他將於2017年春季呈獻他的首部小型歌劇。

Western Orchestra

How Fair Thou Dost Shine (2013) [12'00"]
     for 2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str

Cité en l’air (2012) [10'00"]
     for 2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, Hp, str

Luis Sharks (2011) [10'00"]
     for 3, 3, 3, 3 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str

 

Chamber

 

Hop Out and Shuffle Away (2016) [7'00"]
     for violin, cello and piano

Think Twice – Three Little Musical Games (2015) [10'00"]
     for violin and viola

Three Flower Songs (2015) [8'00"]
     for clarinet and piano

I Recall That Night at The Opera (2015) [12'00"]
     for brass quintet

Two for Step for Two (2013) [10'00"]
     for violin and viola

Sonata for flute and piano (2013) [20'00"]
     for flute and piano

A Constant Fretful Stamping of Hooves (2013) [11'00"]
     for large ensemble

Grand Jeté on a Violin (2012) [10'00"]
     for violin and piano

Fairy Scenes (2010) [10'00"]
     for string quartet

City of Dreadful Night (2009) [12'00"]
     for large mixed ensemble

Liberation of Souls (2009) [8'00"]
     for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

 

Instrumental Solo
 

Drink Myself to Oblivion (2016) [6'00"]
     for amplified doublebass solo

An Occasional Fretful Stamping of Hooves (2014) [10'00"]
     for piano solo

 

Vocal / Choral
 

TrancePort (2015) [8'00"]
     for SSAATTBB and solo violin

Three Flower Songs (2013) [8'00"]
     for soprano and piano

The Green (2009) [6'00"]
     for tenor and piano

Soul Calling (2007) [7'00"]
     for five male voices

 

Multimedia

 

The Idea of Becoming (2015) [15'00"]
     for violin, piano and 16 dancers

Equal (2014) [11'00"]
     for two violins, and 4 dancers

Three for Step for Three (2014) [15'00"]
     for children’s theater

A Constant Fretful Stamping of Hooves (2014) [11'00"]
     for large ensemble and company dance

Hoodie or Not (2012) [5'00"]
     for electronics and 5 dancers

Toccare (2012) [8'00"]
     for violin, piano and 2 dancers

Reflection I, II and III (2011) [8'00"]
     for electronics and company dance

Pas d’electronique (2011) [10'00"]
     for electronics, live violin and 2 dancers

Bang (2011) [30'00"]
     for piano and 8 dancers

Seeing with Fresh Eyes (2011) [10'00"]
     for electronics and solo dance

管弦樂 (西樂)
 

您如此美麗 (2013) [12'00"]
     為2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str 而寫

看不見的城市 (2012) [10'00"]
     為2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, Hp, str而寫

路易斯 (2011) [10'00"]
     為3, 3, 3, 3 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str 而寫

 

室樂

 

跳出去 (2016) [7'00"]
     為小堤琴, 大堤琴和鋼琴 而寫

三個小遊戲 (2015) [10'00"]
     為小堤琴, 中堤琴 而寫

玫瑰, 太陽花與百合 (2015) [8'00"]
     為小堤琴, 單簧管 而寫

作晚在歌劇院裏 (2015) [12'00"]
     為銅管五重奏 而寫

堂皇雙人舞 (2013) [10'00"]
     為小堤琴, 中堤琴 而寫

長笛奏鳴曲 (2013) [20'00"]
     為長笛, 鋼琴 而寫

經常性的神經跳動 (2013) [11'00"]
     為大型室樂 而寫

小堤琴上的大跳 (2012) [10'00"]
     為小堤琴, 鋼琴而寫

精靈情景 (2010) [10'00"]
     為弦樂四重奏而寫

放靈 (2009) [8'00"]
     為單簧管,小堤琴, 大堤琴, 鋼琴而寫

 

獨奏曲
 

醉生夢死(2016) [6'00"]
     為低音大堤琴而寫

間歇性的神經跳動(2014) [10'00"]
     為鋼琴獨奏而寫

 

聲樂 / 合唱
 

出神 (2015) [8'00"]
     為四部混聲及小堤琴獨奏而寫

玫瑰, 太陽花與百合(2013) [8'00"]
     為女高音及鋼琴而寫

草茵上 (2009) [6'00"]
     為男高音及鋼琴而寫

靈魂的呼喚(2007) [7'00"]
     為五位男聲而寫

 

多媒體

 

主題上的演變 (2015) [15'00"]
     為小堤琴, 鋼琴及十六位舞蹈員而寫

平行 (2014) [11'00"]
     為兩支小堤琴及四位舞蹈員而寫

經常性的神經跳動(2014) [11'00"]
     為大型室樂及十六位舞蹈員而寫

Hoodie or Not (2012) [5'00"]
     為電子音樂及五位舞蹈員而寫

接觸 (2012) [8'00"]
     為小堤琴, 鋼琴及兩位舞蹈員而寫

反射(2011) [8'00"]
     為電子音樂及五位舞蹈員而寫

電子雙人舞(2011) [10'00"]
     為電子音樂及兩位舞蹈員而寫

爆 (2011) [30'00"]
     為鋼琴及八位舞蹈員而寫

新視覺 (2011) [10'00"]
     為鋼電子音樂及單人舞而寫

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