Commissioned by the Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, and premiered by Hiroaki Ooi in December 2003. A jagged and energetic piece for piano of advanced difficulty. Printed from manuscript. Duration ca. 3 minutes.
An opera in seven scenes, with two interludes and a finale. The libretto, by the composer and David Henry Hwang, is based on the Lewis Carroll books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Custom print edition.
A 2003 revision of Chin's piano etude, originally composed in 2003. A challenging, dense and contrapuntal work. Printed from manuscript. Special print edition.
An opera in seven scenes, with two interludes and a finale. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera. Libretto by David Henry Hwang and the composer, after Lewis Carroll. With a cast of characters. Custom print edition.
Commissioned by the Gaudeamus Foundation and premiered in September 1991, in incomplete form, in Amsterdam. "All seven pieces are constructed around a controlling pitch centre but they are fully differentiated from one another in their means of expression...?" from the composer's note.
In one movement. Printed from manuscript. The music is unmetered and often very quiet and restless. Of advanced difficulty. No indication of the electronics are provided in the score.
The third of Chin's 12 Piano Etudes was composed for Shao-Li Ding. A rapid and energetic piano piece of advanced difficulty. Printed from manuscript.
Chin originally composed this work in 1999, and revised it in 2003. An extremely dense and challenging movement. Printed from manuscript. Special print edition.
Contents: Concerto for Piano by Unsuk Chin / Sun-Wook Kim (Piano) -- Concerto for Cello by Unsuk Chin / Alban Gerhardt (Cello) -- Su by Unsuk Chin / Wei Wu (Sheng).
The ensemble MusikFabrik plays works by Sun Ra, Olga Neuwirth, and Unsuk Chin.
Contents: Musical Toys / Sofia Gubaidulina -- Six Piano Etudes / Unsuk Chin -- Musica Ricercata / Gyorgy Ligeti.
Originally released in 1999. Two discs of musique concrete from composers such as Unsuk Chin, Wolfgang Mitterer, Trevor Wishart, and others.
Music by Sergey Lyapunov, Unsuk Chin, Karol Szymanowski, and Nikolai Kapustin. Contents: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, Op. 11: No. 4 -- 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, Op. 11: No. 5 -- 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, Op. 11: No. 6 -- Piano Etude No. 1, (In C) -- Piano Etude No. 2,…
In four movements. With performance notes in German and English. Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet. A challenging and abstract work. The score includes a realization of the tape part. Duration ca. 20 minutes.
Contents: I. Warming Up-Tuning -- II. Singing, Sing It! -- III. Cis n'est past Ces -- IV. Boule de Neige -- V. Con tutti I Fantasmi -- VI. Yue Guang-Clair de Lune -- VII. Echo-Shadow-Canon -- VIII. EtüdedütE-Immense Voix. Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Los Angeles…
This disc of music by Korean composer Chin features violinist Vivian Hagner. Kent Nagano conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Chin's opera was recorded in Munich, 2007. Kent Nagano conducts the Statisterie der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Chor und Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, and Bayerisches Staatsorchester.
A production of the Bayerische Staatsoper. Starring Sally Matthews. Conducted by Kent Nagano.
With performance notes and an instrumentation list in German and French. Commissioned by the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm des DAAD. Dedicated to Folkmar Hein. The score includes a realization of the tape part, which itself is mostly percussion sounds. With performance notes and an instrumentation list…
Also: Hide and Seek -- The Puzzle of the Three Magic Gates -- The Rules of the Game - sdrawkcab emiT -- Four Seasons in Five Verses -- Domifare -- The Game of Chance -- From the Old Time. Performed by Ensemble intercontemporain.
The fourth of Chin's 12 Piano Etudes, composed for Shao-Li Ding. As the title suggests, much of this piece consists of melodies of scalar patterns, played in a rapid, legato fashion. Of advanced difficulty. Printed from manuscript.
The sixth of Chin's 12 Piano Etudes was commissioned for Pierre Boulez, on the occasion of his 75th birthday. This challenging piece is mostly quiet, but also very active. Printed from manuscript.