For string quartet
Premiered in Kaohsiung City Music Hall on 7 May, 2015.
Performed by Lee Shi Mei, Siew Yi Li, Jonathan Lee and Dylan Lee in Recital Theatre, The Esplanade on 8 December, 2015 during 1st Singapore Asian Composers Festival.
Performed in Vietnam National Academy of Music, Vietnam on 15 October, 2016 during ACL Conference & Festival/ 2nd “Asia-Europe” New Music Festival 2016.
For string orchestra
premiered by CMHK, conducted by Prof. Johnny Poon in Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall on 12 February, 2016.
Even though this is not the composer’s first work for string quartet, but naming it as “String Quartet No.1” means a lot. The title, “BE,” displays the composer’s intention to use tone colours, texture, and harmony as the basic materials, so as to highlight the special characters of a string quartet. Through manipulating the intertwining melodic lines, the four instruments would not only merge and become a unity, their individual uniqueness would also be featured.