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Chan, Kai-young: Ignis Fatuus 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Ignis Fatuus
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA.
  • First performance (performers): 
    Daedalus Quartet
  • Keywords: 
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Ignis fatuus is a pale, ghostly green light commonly seen in marshes and around graveyards with a reputation as an ill omen or a dark creature in East Asian folklores. This piece aims to capture the elusive, flickering nature as well as the fearful, fickle connotations of an ignis fatuus. The sudden appearance and disappearance of ghostly lights are depicted with gradually transforming and ‘distorted’ instrumental and harmonic colors. The playing techniques of erhu, a Chinese two-stringed fiddle, are incorporated to the melodic writings to add touch of oriental flavour to the piece.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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