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moon east: pierrot loops

Pierrot Loops for fixed media       Buy Now
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moon east: drum break

Drum Break SATB for percussion       Buy Now
with optional live electronics
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moon east: monkey king versus the spider wizard

Monkey King Versus the Spider Wizard for clarinet & fixed media       Buy Now
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The Monkey King (Sun Wukong) is one of the the most beloved characters from Chinese legend. In the most famous telling, he accompanies the monk Xuanzang as he travels the famous Journey to the West to bring the Buddhist scriptures from India to China.

Monkey King Versus the Spider Wizard tells the tale of how Sun Wukong rescues Xuanzang from the Spider Demons (蜘蛛精). The Spider Demons disguise themselves as seven sisters living in a thatched hut in the Silk Cave. When Xuanzang stumbles upon them while begging for alms, they trap him in spider silk that they shoot from their navels. They are bested in battle by Sun Wukong who frees Xuanzang.

moon east: monkey king battles the generals

Monkey King Battles the Generals for clarinet & fixed media        Buy Now
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The Monkey King (Sun Wukong) is one of the the most beloved characters from Chinese legend. In the most famous telling, he accompanies the monk Xuanzang as he travels the famous Journey to the West to bring the Buddhist scriptures from India to China.

Monkey King Battles the Generals tells an earlier tale from the Sun Wukong’s life. In this episode, the Monkey King had used his powers to visit Heaven. While there, he stumbled onto a heavenly banquet where he downed a whole plate of peaches. These peaches turned out to be the Peaches of Immortality meant for all the luminaries of heaven such as the Jade Emperor, Kwan Yin, and Lao Tzu. At just that moment he was caught by the Heavenly General of Might Miracle and the twelve Thunder Generals. They fight a tremendous and very noisy battle full of magic and daring do. Monkey easily fought off the generals, first with his martial skills, then by making himself very small, and finally by plucking twelve hairs from his body and turning each into a monkey to fight off the generals. In in the end it took the magic of the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin to magically zap the Monkey King into obedience.

Both Monkey King Battles the Generals and Monkey King Versus the Spider Wizard were written for Jun Qian’s West Meets East recording project.

-notes by the composer

moon east: house on the hill

House on the Hill for flute, fixed media, and laptop        Buy Now
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moon east: blender project

Blender Project for piano & live electronics       Buy Now
recorded on the album Blender
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moon east: new media-old

RECORDINGS :: ORCHESTRA :: CHOIR :: CHAMBER :: SOLO :: SONGS :: BAND :: NEW MEDIA

SOLO INSTRUMENT AND FIXED MEDIA

House on the Hill for flute, fixed media, and laptop       
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Monkey King Battles the Generals for clarinet & fixed media       
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SOLO INSTRUMENT AND LIVE MANIPULATION

Monkey King Versus the Spider Wizard for clarinet & fixed media      
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Drum Break for percussion      
with optional live electronics
sample score

FIXED MEDIA

Pierrot Loops for fixed media      



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2017
June
16pierrot loops
16the halloween blizzard
16inferno
16klang
16ephemera
16sunshine
16steps into stillness
16the sixteenth floor
16on seeing weather-beaten trees
16november night & triad
16may evening in central park
16london thoroughfare, 2am
16five prophecies
16dissonance
16dhammapada
16the bookshop
16the aviary
16veloce
16drum break
16broken consort
16album leaves for trumpet
16album leaves
16monkey king versus the spider wizard
16monkey king battles the generals
16house on the hill
16still harbor
16coupling
16bar for hans sachs
16standard deviation
16cube dance
16windchimes
16rococo suite
16chaconne mercy endures
16blender project
165 preludes
16ravening
16invocation
16a gauze of misted silver
16trio
16the day florestan murdered magister raro
16sturm und drang
16ithaka
16the path
16nativity
16adoro te devote
16hay dias
16agnus dei
16lamentations
16miles and miles
16corde natus
16dervish
16lachryme
16janus mask
16river of blood
16music
13Inferno


2014
July
6new media-old
June
5band