Chris Hung’s Leaving

December 31, 2015

【SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong Landscape 聲影集:香港景觀】

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Chris Hung’s Leaving

I. Q&A

1) How does your commissioned work correlate with the visual image/video? 

Image serves as the catalyst of the music, being treated as the guiding direction for the idea of the composition. 
I would reserve my thought here in order to give you some space of free imagination. However, a trace of hint is shown in my program notes: 
"In the midst of climbing my mountain, 
On the verge of leaving my dream… 
Are you just an illusion?" 

2) Briefly share with us the composing techniques or styles you used in the piece. 

Non-exact Imitative texture between different parts. Gradation of tension towards a climatic point. 

3) Please introduce the special features or fragments of your work. 

In general, the melodic contour of the music is ascending with the metaphor of the first impression of the visual stimulus and physical presence of the photo. Very few extended techniques are employed in this work, probably one of the easiest piece I've composed... 

II. About the Composer – Chris Hung 

Composing habit: Gestural, fragmental, textural aspects first 
Favorite place in Hong Kong: Stanley 
Favorite composer(s): Karl Amadeus Hartmann / György Kurtág / Salvatore Sciarrino / 細川俊夫

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