Brush​-​Stroke (mode210)

by Lei Liang

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Brush-Stroke 10:41

about

Lei Liang (b.1972) began his musical studies in China, completing them in the USA. His music aims at a deeper philosophical engagement with musical sound as a tool for reflection and contemplation, while resisting exoticized and formulaic treatment of Asian musical elements. Liang's music is deeply philosophical, yet sensual, evocative, yet abstract, and disciplined, yet spontaneous.

He studied composition with Harrison Birtwistle, Chaya Czernowin, Joshua Fineberg, and Mario Davidovsky, and received degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard University. He now teaches at UCSD (San Diego).

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released January 28, 2009

1. Serashi Fragments (2005) 7:06
The Arditti Quartet

2. Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo (2001) for harpsichord solo 9:49
Takae Ohnishi, harpsichord

3. Memories of Xiaoxiang (2003) for alto saxophone & tape 8:05
Chien-Kwan Lin, alto saxophone

4. Trio (2002) for cello, piano & percussion 8:50
The Callithumpian Consort
Stephen Drury, conductor

5. In Praise of Shadows (2005) for flute solo 10:21
Paula Robison, flute

My Windows (1996-2007) for piano solo
6. Tian (Heaven) 2:33
7. Seven Rays of the Sun 4:19
8. Magma 2:09
9. Pausing, Awaiting the Wind to Rise... 3:08
Aleck Karis, piano

10. Brush-Stroke (2004) 10:41
The Callithumpian Consort
Stephen Drury, conductor

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