Chinese-born American Lei Liang's intercontinentally inspired work has been described as 'hauntingly beautiful' (The New York Times) and 'brilliantly original and inarguably gorgeous' (The Washington Post). Verge is a musical amulet for Liang's new-born son Albert, while Aural Hypothesis explores how calligraphic lines can find expression in sound. Both Five Seasons and Tremors of a Memory Chord bring together Chinese and Western instruments to create fascinating sonorities,from an evocative single pipa to the unique richness of a grand Chinese orchestra.
Liang Verge (Palimpsest Ensemble, Steven Schick, conductor), Aural Hypothesis (Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor), Five Seasons (Wu Man, pipa, Shanghai Quartet), Tremors of a Memory Chord (Pi-hsien Chen, piano, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, En Shao, conductor)
Running Time: 56 min