LEUNG Chi Hin: “Across the Taoist Doctrines”《道 Ÿ 行》for violin and percussion (2019)

(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)

Programme Notes

“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.

作品《道 Ÿ 行》特別提琴及敲擊樂創作。靈感來自國家及非物質文化遺產全真道堂科儀音樂清微禮斗科中的《辭聖讚》。有別部份的道教音樂關於超度亡魂,此音樂與祈福許願相關。作曲運用了樂器的特色,重新演繹誦經禮讚的過程當中不時聽到小提琴與敲擊樂以不規則的形式追逐,猶如參與儀式的善於禮讚過程心裏跟隨音樂誦唱


About LEUNG Chi Hin

LEUNG Chi-hin was born in a metropolitan city – Hong Kong. With diverse cultural background, his compositions mix with both East and West thoughts, and with special interests in timbral and textural explorations. He was a champion of Hong Kong Handbell Festival Composition Contest, first runner-up at New Generation and won Hong Kong Composers’ Guild Audience Choice Award. Leung’s compositions and recordings are published by Schott Music (Germany), MOECK (Germany), Edition HH (U.K.), PARMA Recordings (U.S.), From the Top Music (U.S.), Oxford University Press (China) and Hong Kong Composers’ Guild. His works have been featured by ISCM World New Music Days, UNESCO International “Arts for Peace” Festival, International Rostrum of Composers, International Electronic Music Week, World Choir Games, International Handbell Symposium, ISME World Conference on Music Education, Asian Recorder Festival, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna, Musicarama, Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and many.

Leung was a composer of the Oxford University Press, author of Creative Notes and Keys to Music of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, lecturer of the Education Bureau School Collaboration Scheme of Music Training for Senior Secondary Students and instructor of ISCM Education Music Creativity Campaign.

Leung received his Doctor of Music (Composition) degree, Master of Philosophy (Composition) degree, Bachelor of Education (Music) degree and Professional Diploma (Electronic Music) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts respectively. Leung holds FTCL in Music Composition and LMusTCL in Music Theory, Criticism and Literature. He is the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (HKCG) and Vice President of Hong Kong Association for Music Educators (HAME). He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong.