Distance is scored for mixed ensemble including four Chinese traditional instruments and Western instruments. The reason why I titled this piece Distance is that I have been questioning myself for a long time. Distance does not only mean time and space, but also signifies the ability to reconsider and rediscover the “roots” of language and culture. Meanwhile, distance could imply the echo, dialogue, contrast, transplantation and integration of form and content as well. This piece is a new starting point for me to explore, understand and clarify the meaning of distance through my music composition.

Performed by:
Accordes String Quartet
Chai Found Music Workshop
Sanya Eng, harp
Leslie Newman, flute
Gregory Oh, piano
Ryan Scott, percussion
Anthony Thompson, clarinet)
Les Dala, conductor)