Huihui Cheng

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Huihui Cheng studied composition with Guoping Jia at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, Caspar Johannes Walter, Marco Stroppa and Martin Schüttler as well as and Piet Mayer (electronic music) and the State College of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. In 2015/16 she attended the IRCAM Composition Cursus in Paris, studying with Héctor Parra (composition) and Grégoire Lorieux (electronics).

She was fellow of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Künstlerhaus Schöppingen in Germany; Camargo Foundation, Royaumont Foundation in France and German academie Villa Massimo-Casa Baldi in Italy, as attended academies of the SWR Vocal Ensemble and the Akademie Musiktheater Heute. In 2011 she won first prize at the International Isang Yun Competition, and with her work “Me Du Ça”, she has won the ZKM Giga-Hertz Production Prize in 2016. A portrait DVD with her works will be published in the series EDITION CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, label Wergo in 2020.

Her works have been performed in the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Berlin Chinese Culture Festival, Munich Biennale, Tongyeong International Music Festival in Korea, Donaueschinger Musiktage “Next Generation”, Wien Modern Festival, Eclat Festival Stuttgart, Rainy days Festival Luxemburg.

Her works include voice, instruments, electronics and theatrical concepts. In her piece Me Du Ça for soprano and live electronic, she explores a combination of visual elements/costume as an extended instrument to create a mythical figure of medusa. In the piece “Messenger” for String-piano - an instrument/installation of her invention -, nylon strings are attached to an upright piano strings and to the pianist’s costume.

She seeks to extend the expressive potentials of music through visual and theatrical elements, the use of objects/installations, randomized operations and electronics.
www.huihuicheng.com

Featured Pieces

for string-piano (prepared upright piano)

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Instrumentation
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


SEA.M.S For Sheng, Clarinet, Cello, Percussion and Electronic (2018)

Voices and Instruments


Echo&Narcisuss for soprano, alto, ensemble and live electronics (2018)

Vocal Music


What love tells me No.3 commission of Ensemble De Caelis and Alla Breve of Radio France (2018)
Echo&Narcisuss for soprano, alto, ensemble and live electronics (2018)

Solo Instrument


Messenger for string-piano (prepared upright piano) (2017)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Kinetic Distance IV for ensemble (2016)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Me Du Ca for female voice and live electronic (2016)

Music Theater


Durch die Blume site specific performance for four voices and multi-media Libretto: Manfried Weiß, Huihui Cheng composition: Huihui Cheng  (2014)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Tianwen for voice, instruments and electronics (2012)

Orchestral Music


Shining for orchestra (2011)
Durch die Blume site specific performance for four voices and multi-media Libretto: Manfried Weiß, Huihui Cheng composition: Huihui Cheng  (2014)
Echo&Narcisuss for soprano, alto, ensemble and live electronics (2018)
Kinetic Distance IV for ensemble (2016)
Me Du Ca for female voice and live electronic (2016)
Messenger for string-piano (prepared upright piano) (2017)
SEA.M.S For Sheng, Clarinet, Cello, Percussion and Electronic (2018)
Shining for orchestra (2011)
Tianwen for voice, instruments and electronics (2012)
What love tells me No.3 commission of Ensemble De Caelis and Alla Breve of Radio France (2018)