For violin, alto saxophone, piano and percussion
Premiered by Louis Siu and Contrast in Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall on 21 Feb, 2015.
One night in autumn last year, I walked out from Hong Kong City Hall after watching a trio concert. I wasn’t expecting the concert to be long, and it was already about ten at night when I finally left. I still remember I was sweating for all day long under the crazy sun. No one could possibly imagine that a big storm would come at night.
I sheltered myself in the hallway of City Hall, awaiting the rain to stop. There were around fifty other people, including audience who just came out from the concert, as well as some policemen. As the rain continued, some people began to run away, but some, including myself, remained.
In all of a sudden, I saw two young people wandering under heavy rain. They came to us, and offered us some free raincoats. I shared some of them to people nearby, and eventually, I came across to a policeman in front of me. I asked, “Do you want one?”
He replied with a smiling face, “No, thank you.”
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost is written for violin, alto saxophone, marimba, and piano. It is dedicated to Louis Siu and Contrast (Kitty Cheung, Timothy Sun, and Jenny Ng.)