Category Archives: Compositions

New composition by Bruce Qinglin Bai: Chai Na 拆哪

Instrumentation: zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert Land requisitions and forced evictions are unique phenomena in modern China. Expropriation of land for alleged…

New arrangement of Michael Nyman’s The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Arr. Matthew Van Driel Instrumentation: yangqin, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert ‘The Heart Asks Pleasure First’ was composed by Michael Nyman for the…

New composition by Robert Oxoby: Thaw

Instrumentation: zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert The thematic elements of Thaw are inspired by two events. The first, as the title implies,…

New composition by Matthew Van Driel: Waves

Instrumentation: zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert Waves is a continuation of the piece, Ripples, debuted by the Dim Sum Ensemble in 2013…

New composition by Lucas Oickle: Shanghai Asterisms

Instrumentation: zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert This piece is my first attempt at writing for a Chinese ensemble of any sort. Structurally…

New composition by Marko Koumoulas: Reincarnation Suite

Instrumentation: zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello World premiere: Nov. 16, 2014 hatch Concert The composition itself is divided into 6 movements. One movement is repeated with variations. Each movement…

2014 Call for scores results

We are pleased to select the following 5 scores from our Canada-wide call for scores for performance on Nov. 16, 2014 (alpahbetical order by family name) Bruce Bai (BC): Chai…

2014 Call for scores

Dim Sum Ensemble is seeking suitable scores for the November 2014 Toronto concert titled hatch, and future concerts. General Guidelines Open to Canadian composers or composers living in Canada, of any…

New arrangement of a composition by Alfred Wong: Digital Hub Lite 袖珍數碼之源

The Sham Shui Po district in Kowloon is popularly known as the ‘digital hub in Hong Kong’ with its concentrated source of computer products and electronic accessories. The instrumental colours…

New composition by Tony K.T. Leung: Dim Sum 點心

The inaugural concert by Dim Sum Ensemble is a culmination of a lifetime’s preparation by its co-founders and influential people. Dim Sum was written especially for harpist Andrew Chan to…

New composition by Alice Ping Yee Ho: Drunkard’s Rhapsody 酒鬼醉逍遙

This composition is a reinvention of the ancient guqin tune “The Drunkard”, originally a popular ancient melody written around 220 AD during the Three Kingdoms Period by the famous and…

New composition by Chan Ka Nin: Double Happiness Trio Double Happiness Trio 雙喜臨門

The Chinese saying “Double Happiness arriving at the door” is almost self-explanatory. It means there are two jubilating events to be celebrated. The two kinds of happiness the composer is describing…

New composition by Lan-chee Lam: Spirit 靈

Spirit is a sextet for mixed ensemble commissioned by Dim Sum Ensemble. I would like to thank Tony who gives me a precious chance to work with the newly established…

New composition by Matthew Van Driel: Ripples 波紋

Ripples begins quietly and meditatively, drawing the listener in to the deliberate movements of each instrument. As the piece develops, the instruments begin to move more, and create ripples of…