Kui Dong at Tanglewood
A new piece by Chinese-born composer Kui Dong, who is currently based at Dartmouth College, had it’s premiere during this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. Entitled A Night at Tanglewood, the piece “examines resonance and collaboration within the context of the string quartet.” Members of the quartet begin the piece playing music boxes and various-sized glasses filled with water, with only the cellist in her typical position. The players eventually move to their normal positions. The effect, according to the reviewer, was “beautiful and haunting and thought-provoking.” Click here to see the review on the Boston Musical Intelligencer blog.
Kui Dong has two releases on Other Minds Records, Hands Like Waves Unfold and Since When Has the Bright Moon Existed? Click on the titles to get more information or hear a sample.
Photo: TMC Fellows perform the world premiere of Kui Dong’s A Night at Tanglewood. By Hilary Scott.