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