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 and rhythms depict the hyperactivity of the digital age. Originally scored for a large Chinese orchestra, the composer has graciously allowed Dim Sum Ensemble to arrange a chamber version, hence the addition of the word “Lite” in the title.
Instrumentation: yangqin, zheng, percussion, harp, piano, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello
World premiere: Oct. 27, 2013 Xpressions concert
About Alfred Wong 黃學揚
Alfred Wong is one of the foremost composers of his generation in Hong Kong. His catalogue includes more than a hundred items, with musical works and arrangements for choirs, ensembles, and large orchestras. His music has been performed worldwide, including the USA, UK, Sweden, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, and Macao. Among his rich musical output, Nocturne for Victoria Harbour (2000) is hugely popular, having been performed more than 30 times. Hong Kong Children’s Choir has sung his Songs from China (2008) in two of the choir’s world tours.