Zhiye Peng

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PENG Zhiye (彭智烨, b.1985) is a freelance composer living currently in Chongqing, China. He graduated from the composition department of Sichuan Conservatory, under Prof. ZOU Xiangping, and afterwards studied in Europe shortly with Yann Robin and Klaus Lang.
    His compositions excavate spectrums of sounds and tone colors, trying to bridge noise and tones, and also reflect his affection for low end instruments, which is connected to his experience of playing in ensembles as a contrabassist. 
    In recent works, he explores in spoken voices the massive span of spectrum and enormous possibilities of pronunciation and timbre, that he could try to integrate into or interfere with instrumental sounds and others. He looks into Mandarin Chinese and his Sichuan dialect that are abundant with ascending and descending tones, but deliberately dampens their role as signifiers, regarding them more as pure auditory material.
    He has been keeping in collaboration with visual artists. And his music has been present in art galleries such as Art Museum of Sichuan University, A4 Art Museum Chengdu, Chongqing Dimensions Art Center, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki etc.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


La Vernice Rossa "The Red Varnish" [2019 - 2020], for 2 contrabasses (2020)
Slackness and Disappointment In an April Afternoon in 3 movements, for 4 performers: vc., cb., ele. guitar, perc. (2020)
Das Blau Dach No.1 "The Blue Roof" No.1, for 4 electric guitars (2020)
Das Blau Dach No.2 "The Blue Roof" No.2, for 4 electric guitars (2020)
The Balcony Facing West No.2 for 4 violoncelli (2020)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.2 "The Arms of the Forest" No.2, for 4 contrabasses (2019)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.3 "The Arms of the Forest" No.3, for 4 contrabasses (2019)
The Balcony Facing West No.1 for 4 violoncelli (2019)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.1 "The Arms of the Forest" No.1, for 4 contrabasses (2018)
Das Dünne Pferd (I) "The Skinny Horse" I [2015 - 2017], for 4 contrabasses (2017)
Me Walking By A July Railway (II) for 2 violini (2016)

Orchestral Music


Qi Wu for chamber orchestra (2018)

Music and Video


The Mockingbird Hidden incidental music for the eponymous video (2017)
The Dream of a Man in Qi incidental music for the eponymous video (2016)

Solo Instrument


4 Cantus in Old Tunes [2011 - 2012] for solo piano (2012)
4 Cantus in Old Tunes [2011 - 2012] for solo piano (2012)
Das Blau Dach No.1 "The Blue Roof" No.1, for 4 electric guitars (2020)
Das Blau Dach No.2 "The Blue Roof" No.2, for 4 electric guitars (2020)
Das Dünne Pferd (I) "The Skinny Horse" I [2015 - 2017], for 4 contrabasses (2017)
La Vernice Rossa "The Red Varnish" [2019 - 2020], for 2 contrabasses (2020)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.1 "The Arms of the Forest" No.1, for 4 contrabasses (2018)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.2 "The Arms of the Forest" No.2, for 4 contrabasses (2019)
Le Braccia della Foresta No.3 "The Arms of the Forest" No.3, for 4 contrabasses (2019)
Me Walking By A July Railway (II) for 2 violini (2016)
Qi Wu for chamber orchestra (2018)
Slackness and Disappointment In an April Afternoon in 3 movements, for 4 performers: vc., cb., ele. guitar, perc. (2020)
The Balcony Facing West No.1 for 4 violoncelli (2019)
The Balcony Facing West No.2 for 4 violoncelli (2020)
The Dream of a Man in Qi incidental music for the eponymous video (2016)
The Mockingbird Hidden incidental music for the eponymous video (2017)