Be(ing) the Noise (2020)
Working Process with Tongtrakul Kaewyong, the Khaen Player
Microtonal Chord cont.
Singing into the Mouthpiece
Working Process with Jocelyn Tan, the Sheng Player
First Discovery of the "Ghost Notes"
More about "Ghost Notes"
A Community of the Spirit
There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
Open your hands,
if you want to be held.
Sit down in this circle.
Quit acting like a wolf, and feel
the shepherd's love filling you.
At night, your beloved wanders.
Don't accept consolations
Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover's mouth in yours.
You moan, "She left me." "He left me."
Twenty more will come.
Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.
“a vibrant and joyful experience” – Jennie Gottschalk, Sound Expanse
A dedication to violinist Mira Benjamin, for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense gritty focus. Composing this piece was a play of translations: it is a reworking for violin of a computer-made transcription of an un-plugged performance of Kurt Cobain singing "Where did you sleep last night", also called "In the Pines," a traditional American folk song often attributed to Lead Belly.
Sketches from Extinction Events & Dawn Chorus
Liza Lim, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2017)
Presentation during the workshop on 20th December 2020
Book: The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra
Chie Tsang Lee