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    監製:Edde Lam

    03/10/2022

    In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)”, “Soar Against the Wind” and “Hoisting the Sails”.
    Composer Richard TSANG embodies the spirit of Cantonese music in the delightful and positive “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)”.
    In “Soar Against the Wind”, composer HUI Cheung-wai employs those especially ascending figures to express the image of increasing power and all the way up, just like a bird soaring against the wind.
    Joshua CHAN’s creation of “Hoisting the Sails” starts with monophonic Cantonese music. He applies techniques such as “adding flowers” (increasing ornamentation on the skeletal melody) and “subtracting flowers” (ornamenting the skeletal melody in a reduced manner) with individual instruments for a sunny and bright impression, which symbolises embarking on a new journey.

    Host: KWOK Ka-ying
    Programme:
    Richard TSANG “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)” (1999) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo]
    HUI Cheung-wai “Soar Against the Wind” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo] (Commissioned Work)
    Joshua CHAN “Hoisting the Sails” (2021) [Ensemble] (Commissioned Work)

    Richard TSANG is a composer, a conductor, an educator and a broadcaster.
    HUI Cheung-wai is a composer who often takes commissions from Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Guitar Orchestra, Hong Kong Arts Festival, etc.
    Doctor Joshua CHAN is an associate professor in the Department of Music of the University of Hong Kong. He has created more than 190 pieces of diversified styles for various types of media.
    Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.


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    EPISODES
    • Episode 5 “Memories of Willow Embankment” “A Leaf out of Autumn” “New Rendition of Early Cantonese Music”

      Episode 5 “Memories of Willow Embankment” “A Leaf out of Autumn” “New Rendition of Early Cantonese Music”

      In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Memories of Willow Embankment”, “A Leaf out of Autumn” and “New Rendition of Early Cantonese Music”.
      “Memories of Willow Embankment” created by KO Yun-hung is originated from a love story from “Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio”. Two “yifan” modes, namely “fanxian” and “hechexian” are adopted in the piece to express the poignant sentiments in the story.
      Composer Clarence MAK creates “A Leaf out of Autumn” with modern techniques. It sounds like traditional Cantonese music in the first place, but listeners will find it is different from the traditional music when they listen carefully. This piece is the fruit of the composer’s exploration of combining new and old music.
      Alfred WONG arranges “A Riveting Tune” created by YU Qiwei in the 1990’s and performs it with “‘hard bow’ five-piece combo and ensemble”. The Chinese name of this piece combines the original title and the name of the first Cantonese music monograph “The Essential Book of Strings and Songs”, as WONG hopes that listeners can enjoy the charm of early Cantonese music through this piece.

      Host: KWOK Ka-ying
      Programme:
      KO Yun-hung “Memories of Willow Embankment” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo] (Commissioned Work)
      Clarence MAK “A Leaf out of Autumn” (2006) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo]
      YU Qiwei (Arranged by Alfred WONG) “New Rendition of Early Cantonese Music” (2021) [“Hard Bow” Five-Piece Combo and Ensemble] (Commissioned Work)

      KO Yun-hung was born into a family of Cantonese opera with three generations of famous Cantonese musicians. He is a versatile musician in the Cantonese opera world, who acquires a masterful command across instrumental categories including percussion, wind, string, plucked-string, as well as music theory.
      Clarence MAK is Head of Composition and Electronic Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
      Professor YU Qiwei is a gaohu virtuoso with National Class One Musician accreditation. He is now Head of Chinese Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
      Composer Alfred WONG received awards such as Best Serious Composition Award in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards and Bronze award in China’s “Xinyi Cup” for original work for Chinese orchestra by young composers.
      Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.

      17/10/2022
    • Episode 4 “Winter Comes and Summer Goes” “Desolate Petals on the Guileless Water” “A Delightful Tune from Canton”

      Episode 4 “Winter Comes and Summer Goes” “Desolate Petals on the Guileless Water” “A Delightful Tune from Canton”

      In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Winter Comes and Summer Goes”, “Desolate Petals on the Guileless Water” and “A Delightful Tune from Canton”.
      CHAN Nga-man vents her glumness through the creation of “Winter Comes and Summer Goes”, and leaves space for performers to interpret this work more freely.
      LAW Wing-fai’s “Desolate Petals on the Guileless Water” originates from a poem of poet LI Qingzhao in the Northern Song Dynasty: “Desolate petals on the guileless water. One kind of yearning, two persons apart in sorrow. Futile are the means to get rid of the sentiment, now the frown eases, then my heart is drowned.” Listeners can feel the euphemistic resignation expressed in the piece.
      “A Delightful Tune from Canton” is a string ensemble piece. The composer LO Leung-fai combines joyful and lyrical elements in the hope of bringing out the humour in Cantonese music.

      Host: KWOK Ka-ying
      Programme:
      CHAN Nga-man “Winter Comes and Summer Goes” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo] (Commissioned Work)
      LAW Wing-fai “Desolate Petals on the Guileless Water” (1999) [Yehu Solo]
      LO Leung-fai “A Delightful Tune from Canton” (2015) [String Emsemble]

      CHAN Nga-man is a young Chinese music composer.
      Professor LAW Wing-fai is one of the few veteran composers in Hong Kong who has crossed the boundary between commercial music and the arts. He is now the Composer-in-Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Artistic Director of Wuji Ensemble.
      LO Leung-fai is a Chinese music composer. He was a full-time musician at the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
      Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.

      10/10/2022
    • Episode 3 “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)” “Soar Against the Wind” “Hoisting the Sails”

      Episode 3 “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)” “Soar Against the Wind” “Hoisting the Sails”

      In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)”, “Soar Against the Wind” and “Hoisting the Sails”.
      Composer Richard TSANG embodies the spirit of Cantonese music in the delightful and positive “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)”.
      In “Soar Against the Wind”, composer HUI Cheung-wai employs those especially ascending figures to express the image of increasing power and all the way up, just like a bird soaring against the wind.
      Joshua CHAN’s creation of “Hoisting the Sails” starts with monophonic Cantonese music. He applies techniques such as “adding flowers” (increasing ornamentation on the skeletal melody) and “subtracting flowers” (ornamenting the skeletal melody in a reduced manner) with individual instruments for a sunny and bright impression, which symbolises embarking on a new journey.

      Host: KWOK Ka-ying
      Programme:
      Richard TSANG “Dai-Lok-Tin (Heavenly Bliss)” (1999) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo]
      HUI Cheung-wai “Soar Against the Wind” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo] (Commissioned Work)
      Joshua CHAN “Hoisting the Sails” (2021) [Ensemble] (Commissioned Work)

      Richard TSANG is a composer, a conductor, an educator and a broadcaster.
      HUI Cheung-wai is a composer who often takes commissions from Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Guitar Orchestra, Hong Kong Arts Festival, etc.
      Doctor Joshua CHAN is an associate professor in the Department of Music of the University of Hong Kong. He has created more than 190 pieces of diversified styles for various types of media.
      Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.

      03/10/2022
    • Episode 2 “Autumn Thoughts in a Moonlit Night” “The Lotus Floats the Boats” “Those Gilded Days of Yore”

      Episode 2 “Autumn Thoughts in a Moonlit Night” “The Lotus Floats the Boats” “Those Gilded Days of Yore”

      In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Autumn Thoughts in a Moonlit Night”, “The Lotus Floats the Boats” and “Those Gilded Days of Yore”.
      The key mode of “Autumn Thoughts in a Moonlit Night” is “yifan”. It is skilfully arranged by the composer TSE Chun-yan to demonstrate an unconventional “yifan” mode with different perspectives and forms.
      Clarence MAK’s work “The Lotus Floats the Boats” is inspired by WANG Wei’s scenic poem “Autumn Evening Retreating in the Mountains”: “through the bamboos hear laughter of maidens returning from the laundering, lotus sways by the fishing boats.” He hopes that no matter how busy people are, they can still appreciate the beautiful things around them, just like watching lotus leaves floating in the water.
      As its name suggests, “Those Gilded Days of Yore” composed by CHEN Ning-chi walks with you a journey of life. It starts with free rhythm, follows by slow rhythm, moderate rhythm next, then fast rhythm, and finally liushui rhythm, rendering a piece that worth your savouring.

      Host: KWOK Ka-ying
      Programme:
      TSE Chun-yan “Autumn Thoughts in a Moonlit Night” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo]
      Clarence MAK “The Lotus Floats the Boats” (2019) [Pipa and Group] (Commissioned Work)
      CHEN Ning-chi “Those Gilded Days of Yore” (2015) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo and Ensemble] (Commissioned Work)

      TSE Chun-yan holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He had performed guqin openly in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas many times. He had been teaching at the Department of Music of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts after retirement.
      Clarence MAK is Head of Composition and Electronic Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
      CHEN Ning-chi was the Assistant Music Director of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in the 1990’s. He was presented with the CASH (Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong) Hall of Fame Award in 2015.
      Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.

      26/09/2022
    • Episode 1 “Moon Night” “Lan Kwai Tang Fong”  “Speeding across the Sky”

      Episode 1 “Moon Night” “Lan Kwai Tang Fong” “Speeding across the Sky”

      In this episode, we will appreciate 3 pieces of Cantonese music with our audience: “Moon Night”, “Lan Kwai Tang Fong” and “Speeding across the Sky”.
      What inspires NG King-pan to create “Moon Night” is a line from the famous Cantonese opera “The Legend of the Purple Hairpin”: “hugging the weeping lady on a fog moon night”. The traditional version of “Moonlight over Spring River” is usually led by xiao and pipa, while “Fog Moon Night” is led by xiao and houguan for a better showcase of the characteristics of Cantonese music.
      “Lan Kwai Tang Fong” is a lively piece. The composer LUK Wai-chun not only spices it up with dance, but also includes in it an impromptu in order to make this work more refreshing.
      Composer Joshua CHAN tries to introduce figures that are never found in Cantonese music into his works. The sudden transposition is a stroke of genius that makes listeners feel like “Speeding across the Sky”.

      Host: KWOK Ka-ying
      Programme:
      NG King-pan “Moon Night” (2020) [Ensemble] (Commissioned Work)
      LUK Wai-chun “Lan Kwai Tang Fong” (2020) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo] (Commissioned Work)
      Joshua CHAN “Speeding across the Sky” (1999) [“Soft Bow” Five-Piece Combo]

      NG King-pan holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Hong Kong. He is active in popular, Chinese and classical music. He mainly performs, composes and arranges music, and also plans and organises concerts.
      LUK Wai-chun is a doctoral candidate in composition at the Department of Music of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He focuses on the fusion of world music’s eclectic stylistic elements, and explores different musical styles.
      Doctor Joshua CHAN is an associate professor in the Department of Music of the University of Hong Kong. He has created more than 190 pieces of diversified styles for various types of media.
      Kwok Ka-ying is a young Hong Kong yangqin player. She is the first postgraduate to be awarded a master’s degree in yangqin from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and also a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble.

      19/09/2022