《流浪亦有知途者》Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (2015)

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For violin, alto saxophone, piano and percussion

  • Premiered by Louis Siu and Contrast in Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall on 21 Feb, 2015.

Programme Notes

去年秋天的一個晚上,我在一個三重奏音樂會結束後離開香港大會堂。音樂會比我預想的長,當我離開時已是晚上十時許。我還依稀記得當日上午太陽很大,任誰也不會想到晚上風暴居然來臨。

我躲於大會堂的走道內,期許著停雨的迅間跑到地鐵站。在我附近還有大約五十人,有的剛從音樂會出來,也有的是穿著制服的警察。當雨還是一直下個不停,有些人按奈不住,決定狼狽地奔跑,但亦有些仍然留在大會堂內,包括我自己。

突然,有兩人在狂風暴雨中向我們走來。他們把手裡的便利雨衣送給我們,然後著我們分發給身邊的人。我走到一位警察身旁,問:「你需要嗎?」

他面帶微笑地回答說:「不用了,謝謝。」

《流浪亦有知途者》是為小提琴、中音薩克管、馬林巴琴及鋼琴而寫,獻給為樂曲首演的邵俊傑及Contrast三重奏的團員,張文蕊、孫穎麟及伍凱鈴。

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.)

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