(Co-commissioned by violinist Patrick T.S. Yim and Toolbox Percussion; premiered by violinist Patrick T.S. Yim and percussionist Louis Siu)
January 7, 2019 at the Toolbox International Creative Academy Opening Concert, Y-Studio, Youth Square, Chai Wan, Hong Kong (Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong & Macau; Sponsored by Tom Lee) (World Premiere Performance)
“Across the Taoist Doctrine” is scored for violin and percussion. Inspired by the “Ci Sheng Zan” in the “Qingwei Lidou Ke” of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage “Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music”. Different from some of the Taoist music which is about death, this music is related to good fortune praying. The composer used the characteristics of the instruments to reinterpret the process of ritual. From time to time, the violin and percussion are juxtaposed and chased in irregular forms, just as the good faith in the rituals follows the music and sings in one’ heart.
The work is co-commissioned by Toolbox Percussion and Patrick Yim.