Instrumentation: Chinese Ensemble
Duration: 8 minutes
Commissioned by Singapore Ding Yi Music Company, and premiered in Singapore at The First Chinese Chamber Music Festival in December 2013. “Momentum” begins with an ostinato motive that is inspired by the Purple Bamboo Tune, a folk tune in south China. The music later developed with a repetitive and interlocking rhythmic pattern inspired by Minimalism and Indonesian Gamelan music.
Momentum is inspired by composer’s constant travels between Malaysia, China and North America since year 2010.