Three Memories (2013-2014)
The moment when I was asked to give a recital at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, I decided to transcribe a Taiwanese folksong as part of the program. I chose the song "Spring Breeze" as the theme of the piece, yet the harmonies were altered and style modernized. The two-minute reconstruction of the piece became the encore of the recital, which was well-received and many musician friends encouraged me to transcribe more songs. As a result, I dug into my memories, gathered another two songs from my childhood, and put them together as a set of three pieces.
premiere: first movement June 5, 2013, Han Chen in Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York