Chin Ting Chan

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The music of Hong Kong-American composer Chin Ting (Patrick) CHAN (b. 1986) is motivated by a search for an expression of the free minds that cannot be described, but imagined. It stems from a distrust of the human senses. It is often inspired by abstract patterns he discovers in daily objects, as well as imaginary landscapes and human interactions, but it depicts the subject from unexpected perspectives, allowing listeners to reimagine their surroundings.
 
Chan has been a fellow and guest composer at festivals such as IRCAM's ManiFeste (Paris, 2013/2018), the ISCM World Music Days Festival (Tongyeong, 2016; Tallinn, 2019), and UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Tallinn, 2015). He has held residencies and commissions from organizations such as Charlotte Street Foundation, Hong Kong Composers' Guild, Music Teachers National Association, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has worked with ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Signal, eighth blackbird, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Mivos Quartet, with performances in venues such as Staatstheater Darmstadt, Seoul Arts Center, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, National Sawdust, and in more than twenty countries.
 
Awards and other recognitions include those from the American Prize, ASCAP, Association for the Promotion of New Music, Foundation Destellos, The EAR Classical, Foundation for Modern Music, Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art – Shut Up and Listen!, Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China, loadbang, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, newEar, New-Music Consortium, Semaine international de la musique électroacoustique, Soli fan tutti Composition Prize, WOCMAT International Phil Winsor Computer Music Competition, and others. His works are published with ABLAZE Records, Darling's Acoustical Delight, New Focus Recordings, PARMA Recordings, Phasma-Music, RMN Classical, SCI Journal of Music Scores, and Unfolding Music Publishing (ASCAP).
 
Chan is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Ball State University. He holds degrees from the University of Missouri–Kansas City (D.M.A.), Bowling Green State University (M.M.), and San José State University (B.M.). His primary teachers include Chen Yi, Zhou Long, James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Marilyn Shrude, and Brian Belet.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Fuse V for violin and accordion (2020)
Fuse III for saxophone, electric guitar, accordion and percussion (2019)
Fuse for saxophone and percussion (2019)
In-pulse for violin and piano (2018)
Ictus for string quartet (2018)
Don't Look for cello and piano (2018)
Drift for alto saxophone and harp (2016)
Fractals for violin and clarinet in B-flat (2016)
Double Waves for flute, cello and piano (2016)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Fuse IV for five performers (2020)
Fuse II for five performers (2019)
Double Exposure for flute, clarinet in B-flat, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2017)
Flying Ink for flute, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, trombone, viola and harp (2017)

Solo Instrument


Insight I for solo oboe (2018)
Postcards for solo violin (2017)
Flare for solo violin (2017)

String Quartet


Ictus for string quartet (2018)
Don't Look for cello and piano (2018)
Double Exposure for flute, clarinet in B-flat, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2017)
Double Waves for flute, cello and piano (2016)
Drift for alto saxophone and harp (2016)
Flare for solo violin (2017)
Flying Ink for flute, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, trombone, viola and harp (2017)
Fractals for violin and clarinet in B-flat (2016)
Fuse for saxophone and percussion (2019)
Fuse II for five performers (2019)
Fuse III for saxophone, electric guitar, accordion and percussion (2019)
Fuse IV for five performers (2020)
Fuse V for violin and accordion (2020)
Ictus for string quartet (2018)
In-pulse for violin and piano (2018)
Insight I for solo oboe (2018)
Postcards for solo violin (2017)