SO Ka-wai 蘇家威

 

So Ka-wai is a clarinetist and composer. He started learning clarinet from the age of thirteen with Mr. Cheung Wan, Mr. Andrew Simon and Mr. Martin Choy Kwok-tin while performed in the master-class conducted by Dr. David Pino during studying undergraduate at HKBU. He was also a member of Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band and the Klappen Ensemble. He is now the concertmaster of the Parsons Wind Orchestra.

 

He obtained both undergraduate and M.Phil degree at Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring music composition under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Keyes and Dr. Christopher Coleman. He actively composed different kinds of music, including electro-acoustic piece Waterscape, his wind orchestra suite Four Supernatural Constellations, clarinet work Dream, oboe solo Volans and percussion quartet In the Dream of Ancient Path. His works were performed frequently in local and overseas, such as Japan, Taiwan and Scotland. Moreover, his works were selected as set pieces in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2009 and 2011.

 

蘇家威於十三歲學習單簧管,先後隨張宏、史安祖及蔡國田學習單簧管,並參與Dr. Daivd Pino的單簧管大師班。他曾參加香港青年管樂團及嘉音管樂團,現為柏斯管樂團團長。

 

蘇氏就讀香港浸會大學期間,隨祈道緯博士及高爾文博士學習作曲,獲得音樂文學士及哲學碩士學位。期間,他創作了不同類型的作品包括單簧管與實時電子音樂《水景》、管樂團組曲《四不思議星座》和敲擊四重奏《古道之夢》。他的作品亦於2009年及2011年獲香港校際音樂節選為指定曲目。作品亦曾在香港、日本、台灣及蘇格蘭等地演出。

Electronic Music

 

Con Fuoco Pointillism (2009) for live electronics and video - 6'42"

Crystal Cave (2007) for tape - 3'58"

Dialogue (2004) for tape - 3'00"

 

Electro-acoustic Music

 

Placing a Star Near a Sky (2009) for string quartet, live electronics and visual - 15'00"

The Oblivious Diary... (2008) for B-flat clarinet, live electronics and visual - 12'00"

Waterscape (2008) for clarinet and live electronics - 6' 40"

The Vanished Ancient Path (2007) for Chinese percussion and tape - 8'30"

The Journey of Life (2006) for piano, live electronics and video - 8'30"

Soundless (2005) for B-flat clarinet, marimba, piano and tape - 5'00"

 

Wind Orchestra / Ensemble Works

 

The Utterance of Wind (2013) for Wind Orchestra – 8’00”

Commissioned by Hong Kong Band Directors’ Association, H.K.

Four Supernatural Constellations (2012) for Wind Orchestra - 8'00"

Symphony "Firmament-Eternity-Fantasy" (2007) for Wind Orchestra - 20'00"

Tricks (2006) for Cello and Wind Ensemble - 6'30"

Reflection (2006) for Wind Ensemble - 3'00"

 

Orchestral Work

 

Crazy Girl's Smile (2008) for chamber orchestra - 5'30"
     (1111/1000/4421)

 

Concerto

 

Infatuazione (2013) for Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone and Wind Orchestra - 15'00"

     Commissioned by Belilios Winds, H. K.

 

Solo Works

 

Plaintive Moonlight (2012) for Bass Clarinet solo - 1'00"

Wang (2011) for Clarinet solo - 8’00"

Tucana Waltz (2011) for B-flat Clarinet and Piano - 2’00"

Dance of Dorado (2010) for Alto Saxophone and Piano - 3'00"

Hydra (2009-10) for Clarinet solo - 5’00"

Redeeming Lost Memories (2009) for Piano - 16'00"

Volans (2009) for Oboe - 9'30"

Lonely Octans (2009) for Flute - 6'30"

Capriccio of May (2008) for Tuba - 5'00"

Un... (2007) for Cello and Piano - 20'00"

Pangu (2006) for Multi-percussion - 8'00"

Annoying (2005) for B-flat Clarinet and Piano - 1'30"

Dream (2005) for B-flat Clarinet and Piano - 2'30"

 

Chamber Works

 

In the Dream of Ancient Path (2011) for Percussion Quartet - 12’00"

Animation Collage (2010) for Flute, Saxophone and Piano - 3'30"

Sleeping Baihu (2010) for Flute, Oboe, Viola and Cello - 6'00"

In Memoriam (2006) for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano - 4'00"

 

Choral Work

 

O thou, is life... (2008) for SATB a cappella - 5'00"

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