Pink Elephant in Prentis

 

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Pink Elephant in Prentis (2018)

中文:普伦蒂斯的粉红象

for Alto Sheng, Soprano, and Orchestra

Commissioned by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (China)

ca. 9 min.​

Program Note

"Pink Elephant in Prentis" for sheng, soprano and orchestra, was commissioned by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and was premiered on December 7th, 2018. This work has been inspired by my experience in Prentis Hall of Columbia University, a run down former-industrial building, where I had my studio in for two years (2014-2016). There, I've always imagined seeing a giant pink elephant walking down the hallways. However, every time I blinked, the elephant's resolution lowered, and in no time, it turned into into a pixelated image of a pink blob. 

Past Performances

Dec. 7, 2018 (World Premiere)

Hearing China 2018

Shanghai Symphony Hall

Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (Cond. Zhang Liang)

Pink Elephant in Prentis
Pink Elephant in Prentis

World Premiere of Pink Elephant in Prentis (2018) in Shanghai Symphony Hall by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

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Pink Elephant in Prentis
Pink Elephant in Prentis

World Premiere of Pink Elephant in Prentis (2018) in Shanghai Symphony Hall by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

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Pink Elephant in Prentis
Pink Elephant in Prentis

World Premiere of Pink Elephant in Prentis (2018) in Shanghai Symphony Hall by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

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Pink Elephant in Prentis
Pink Elephant in Prentis

World Premiere of Pink Elephant in Prentis (2018) in Shanghai Symphony Hall by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

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