Serialism, Indeterminacy, Musique concrète and Minimalism

    Around the middle of the 20th century several new compositional styles (while not emerging entirely new) came to represent dominant streams, almost establishing a kind of “common practice”, for at least a few years.  While these methods of composing have lost much of their initial momentum, their influence continues to effect composers even … Continue reading Serialism, Indeterminacy, Musique concrète and Minimalism

New voice: Chin Ting Chan

Chin describes a recent work ~ I’d like to share with you a piano trio I wrote in the summer of 2012. The piece was recorded by the excellent musicians from eighth blackbird. In the program notes, I wrote: “Icebergs are irregularly formed, just like almost everything in nature. But if you step back and … Continue reading New voice: Chin Ting Chan