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TANG Wai-chung, Joyce

Works span orchestral, chamber, solo, vocal, choral, electro-acoustic, and theatrical genres; Described by Ablaze Records as “incisive and brilliant … a fresh compositional voice”

Commissions from the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, Hong Kong Bach Choir, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Contemporary Musiking, Shakespeare4All Hong Kong, and AFTEC

Featured composer in Hong Kong music festivals

Recorded works in the Orchestral Masters Series Vol. 1 and Millennial Masters Series Vol. 2 (Ablaze Records), and ICMC (October Music)




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Lineae (Latin for “lines”) was written for string quartet and dancers. The four movements of this 15-minute piece express the idea of lines in different characters to be choreographed for three dancers. Musically, the four movements include a flowing, minimalistic opening movement, a motionless second movement, a fast and running third movement, and a desolate closing movement suggesting a recapitulation of the opening ideas.

Lineae is commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild for Musicarama 2014. With choreography by Francis Leung and lighting design by Mike Ho, Lineae’s premiere featured Romer string quartet, a local ensemble named after Hong Kong’s endemic Romer’s Tree Frog with musicians all born and raised in Hong Kong.