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About HoYin Cheung

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  • Birthday August 2

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    alexcheung2009@yahoo.com.hk

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  • Biography
    An amateur composer which jots down notes to record musical ideas /personal experience that is worth reminiscing.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Hong Kong
  • Occupation
    Student
  • Interests
    Mathematics; Composing
  • Favorite Composers
    Chopin, Rachmaninov, Bartok, Shostakovich
  • My Compositional Styles
    Late Romantic; Chromaticism
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore 2.3.1
  • Instruments Played
    Violin

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  1. HoYin Cheung

    Perendinare

    @Luis Hernández I love the harmony of this work! It would be great if a real ensemble plays it:D I can feel the struggle created in this piece. The use of 7th and 9th makes it modern and I found it special:) HoYin
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    Dreaming in a Maze

    Hello Everyone, I wrote a short piano piece lately. It is depicting the journey of a child when he was trapped in the maze in his dream. Again, this is a tiny piece to further experiment with the modern style and try to create different ambiances. Any comments are appreciated:D Best, HoYin
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    When do you get melodies?

    1) I often get ideas when I am relaxed and bored. A bath may help too On the other hand, for me, writing a piece of music is like writing an autobiography of myself. Whenever I experience some important/ life-changing moments I compose some music to record them. 2) It is easy to start a melody (theme), but it requires some effort to develop it into a complete work. Moreover, sometimes as I may have to discard the theme when I find it too cliche or boring. 3) As a classical music lover, I listen to plenty of music and will remember some of them. So when you are humming, you often recall those excerpts. Try to improvise a new thematic material that can follow the original excerpts smoothly but with a different style. Then you will get some creative themes there.
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    String Quartet - Winter

    Hi Everyone, I have finished the second movement of the quartet! It is a dance-like movement. This time I added pizzicato into the work with a hope to extend the timbre of the quartet. Do you like this movement? Any comments are appreciated! The new soundtrack and score for Movement II are added in the top post:) I also created a Soundcloud playlist in case you want to listen to them at once. Thank you:D HoYin.
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    String Quartet - Winter

    Glad that you appreciate my work! :D Do you think there is anything I should improve too?
  6. HoYin Cheung

    Welcome!

    I am interested in this project, but I don't know if I am qualified enough to join it. Also is there a preferred time limit for this project? Thank you.
  7. HoYin Cheung

    String Quartet - Winter

    Hi Everyone, This string quartet was started on a freezing December night last year(2017). I finished the piece this month because I was working on other pieces. (I know it is strange to publish a Winter-themed piece now in summer ) In the first half of the piece, I tried to introduce dissonance to address the seriousness of winter, while trying to make the melody as crystal clear as icebergs. Towards the ending is of much warmth and harmony, which symbolize the end of WInter and the return of Spring. Hope you enjoy the piece! HoYin P.S. I am writing the second movement for the quartet. (Done:D) https://soundcloud.com/hoyin-cheung-1/sets/string-quart-v-winter-2018
  8. HoYin Cheung

    Sonatina Arcaica

    @Luis Hernández This is a nice piece! I can feel the "heaviness" of this piece. I mean, it's like when you are bearing some burden related to some sad memories. For me, Tranquility and slow tempo make the effect. I am quite impressed with the use of Sen scale (or even pentatonic scales) in a sad piece - I haven't thought of that before.
  9. HoYin Cheung

    Fluid - Variations for Piano Solo (2018)

    Although piano may be the instrument I am the most familiar with besides strings, I am still learning the actual timbre of pianos. Sometimes I am not certain if lines with higher registers alone are clear enough to be heard and can stand out when heavy accompaniment is applied, so I add octaves (unnecessarily). Are there any tips for that? For the m.49 issue, I should have fixed that earlier. Now when I read the score again, I find some cross-hand issues that are to be fixed. Thank you for your reminder:) I know you have a good command of music theory, so I am willing to take further suggestions:) Other than the oddly placed thirds, is there anything I should be aware of too? I may try to rewrite section E to make it more varied then. I am still thinking about how to make the passage calm while keeping the rhythm though. For the crossed voicing issue, hmm, I would say that's one of my composing styles? When I write more sophisticated passages, I tend to add several layers of melodies which develop individually. They don't have to move together in the process, but for me, it is fine as long as those melodies unite at the end and make the journey complete. Hope it answers your comments:)
  10. Hi Everyone, Recently I have completed this piano piece which was untouched for a few years. It is a Theme and Variations piano solo piece depicting the fluidity of water, which is an analogy of one's life journey. Water can be shaped in different ways and has different destinations. Although the piece was done in different years (I did the theme and the first 3 variations back in 2014), I tried my best to make the style more coherent. Hope you enjoy the piece! Best, HoYin
  11. Bless you. Shall music be with you.
  12. I love this piece. It is so mesmerizing. It is a neoclassical work, right?
  13. HoYin Cheung

    Romance for Piano Solo

    I seldom do orchestration for a Solo Piano piece but I did it for this piece:) Enjoy!
  14. HoYin Cheung

    Romance for Piano Solo

    Thank you for the comments:) Hope you all enjoyed it. This piece also gives me some new insights in composing.
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    Romance for Piano Solo

    Hello Everyone, I have written a short piano piece, Romance today, for a lady I love. Any comments are welcomed! Thank you. HoYin
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