An excerpt from Feng-Hsu Lee’s Phantasy for Oboe and English horn is up at the Media page!
We commissioned this piece for our performance at the Inaugural Asian Double Reed Association in Bangkok, Thailand last August. Since then we have brought it back to the States, performed it on the East coast and also in the Midwest. The piece is inspired from an ancient melody of a Taiwanese aboriginal tribe – the Atayal. The melody is taken apart and woven together in different forms and shapes, serving to unify the many contrasting sections that unfold from the opening chords. The name Phantasy is meant to illustrate the piece’s “complex and abstract feelings.”
Our next performance of Phantasy will be at the Prosser Public Library, in Bloomfield, CT, on Friday, February 10, 2012, at 7 PM.
For more information about this piece and Feng-Hsu’s other works, see http://fenghsulee.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/phantasy/