Door Always Open門常開, 2014
for Flute, Sheng, Viola and Zheng
performed by Alice Ka-Ching Hui, Kin-hei Yuen, Joelion Kwan-ngai Keung and Jenny Tin-chi Chan
I was questioning myself regarding to music composition when writing this piece. Like what is the importance of musical structure? How can we define a good musical structure? Is it a must to include a climax in a musical structure? What is the function of climax? What will the music become if there is no climax, etc. Then, I realized myself not putting emphasis on these thoughtful questions when I composed in the past, and I just followed
the traditions or formulas. However, I don’t think music composition should be formulated; I would like to have some new voices in this composition. Perhaps, these voices may be a protest against the old practice, I hope you could listen carefully.