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, ISCM World Music Days Festival, and UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. 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 City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Ensemble intercontemporain (France), Ensemble Metamorphosis (Serbia), Ensemble Signal (U.S.), eighth blackbird (U.S.), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Mivos Quartet (U.S.), and Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble (Japan), 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 recognition 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, Utah Arts Festival, WOCMAT International Phil Winsor Computer Music Competition, and others. His recordings appear in more than fifteen albums, with ABLAZE Records, Darling's Acoustical Delight, New Focus Recordings, PARMA Recordings, Phasma-Music, and RMN Classical. His scores are published through BabelScores.

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

Solo Instrument


Ripple for solo violin (2021)
Insight I for solo oboe (2018)
Postcards for solo violin (2017)
Flare for solo violin (2017)

Instrumental Music


Ripple for solo violin (2021)
Fracture for saxophone, mandolin and guitar (2021)
Fuse V for violin and accordion (2020)
Fuse IV for five performers (2020)
Fuse III for saxophone, electric guitar, accordion and percussion (2019)
Fuse II for five performers (2019)
Fuse for saxophone and percussion (2019)
Insight I for solo oboe (2018)
Don't Look for cello and piano (2018)
In-pulse for violin and piano (2018)
Postcards for solo violin (2017)
Flying Ink for flute, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, trombone, viola and harp (2017)
Flare for solo violin (2017)
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)
Fractals for violin and clarinet in B-flat (2016)

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)

Improvised


(dif)fused for three to twelve performers (2018)

String Quartet


Ictus for string quartet (2018)
(dif)fused for three to twelve performers (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)
Fracture for saxophone, mandolin and guitar (2021)
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)
Ripple for solo violin (2021)