New Waves

Patrick Yim (violin), Born Lau (viola)

Catalog #: TROY1959
Release Date: December 31, 2023
Format: Digital

This recording is a collection that includes eight world premieres and is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging album of Chinese solo string works to date. Encompassing music by two generations of contemporary Chinese composers, celebrated and emerging, the featured works are inspired by global literature, the tonal Mandarin and Cantonese languages, Chinese folk culture, and the soundscape of Hong Kong. Praised for his "deeply expressive, finely nuanced playing" (The Strad), Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed on stages around the world. His recordings appear on the Naxos, Navona, Ravello, and Acis labels. A strong advocate of contemporary music, Yim has commissioned more than 40 works to date. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Stony Brook University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Violin in the Department of Music and a Faculty Fellow at the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies at the University of Notre Dame.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Happy Tune for violin and viola Chen Yi Patrick Yim (violin); Born Lau (viola)
Memory for solo viola Chen Yi Patrick Yim (viola)
Wild Grass for viola Zhou Long Patrick Yim (viola)
JI#7 Motionless Water for violin solo Qu Xiao-song Patrick Yim (violin)
Monologue V for solo violin Fung Lam Patrick Yim (violin)
Mist of Scented Harbor for solo violin Angel Lam Patrick Yim (violin)
This is All About That Monster for violin and electronics Austin Yip Patrick Yim (violin)
Murray Murmurings for violin solo Kai-Young Chan Patrick Yim (violin)
a boat going nowhere for violin and fixed media Kai-Young Chan Patrick Yim (violin)
in search of for violin and fixed media Kai-Young Chan Patrick Yim (violin)

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