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BYRON AU YONG

歐陽良仁

Mò Shēng 墨声 Ink Sound for string quartet

Mò Shēng 墨声 Ink Sound – commissioned by the Frye Art Museum on the occasion of the 潘公凯 Pan Gongkai Exhibition – was performed by the Passenger String Quartet in Seattle on January 18, 2015 Duration 18 minutes or more

December 2014


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Mo Sheng c

Byron Au Yong

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Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

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Mo Sheng

A. Wild Fragrance

Ink Sound

Byron Au Yong

Evening Insects

. . . . . . . . . · F ·· harm. double-stop gliss. · Contemplative snap pizz.

¿o p

harmonic pizz.

Transparent Sunset

¿ P

pizz.

¿

¿

œ ~~~~~~~~~

Sprout (begin together)

slow wide vibrato

flick bow in air

ÁÁ

ÁÁÁ ÁÁ ƒ

ÁÁÁ

(left hand tacit)

Ferocious harm. trem.

æ· · arm. gliss. h ß Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Clangerous "the chop"

ˆ

stomp foot

Autumnal

– ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ fast vib. Í

grind

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f

¿


Mo Sheng

Cello Solo: Moon Fall

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Opaque add held notes & accel. poco a poco

perpetuum mobile for 41 seconds or more (freely repeat & change pitches)

f

œ ? 4 bœ 4

œ

III/IV

œ

# # œœ

# œœ

œ

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+

U

œ

Í # œœ

Í


Mo Sheng

B. High Autumn

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Rough Splash

œ ricochet ..... ß

·· ha rmonic doub le-sto

p gliss.

Harvest Insects "the chop"

ƒ w

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do

an slow gliss


Mo Sheng

Viola Solo: Cool Dusk

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

transition

–grind ‡ ‡‡ ß ‡‡ ‡ ‡‡‡‡‡ quick finger touches

Glossy play for 29 seconds or more

B

œ

œ

f

decel & decresc. poco a poco

(in any order)

ƒ

œo bœ

bI/IIœ bœ b œœ

(slide between pitches on IV)

œœ

œ

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# œœ

œœ


Mo Sheng

C. New Blossom

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Incense Rising

· !

sul tasto natural harmonic sans vibrato

Delicate

œ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ fast vibrato p col legno tratto sul ponticello

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Mo Sheng

Violin Duo: High Autumn/Withered Lotus Cast in Iron

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound transition

transition

œ ricochet ..... f

· !

Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o lissand

slow g

gliss harmonic

.

Auspicious play for 37 seconds or more

V i o l i n I

˙

P bœ œ

&

perpetuum mobile (freely repeat & change pitches)

œ

bœ œ

œ œ

œœ

f

# œœ

œœ

III/IV

œœ

b b œœ

p œo

V i o l i n II

˙

&

P

œ

#œ œ

bœ œ

œœ

œ œ

œœ

b b œœ

I/II

œœ

# œœ b œœ

œ œ

# œœ

perpetuum mobile (freely repeat & change pitches)

f

(in any order)

œœ

Abundant play for 37 seconds or more

decel & decresc. poco a poco

œ

decel & decresc. poco a poco

po œ bœ

œœ

transition

" æ‡ light fast trem. at tip p f ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ vib. fast

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(in any order)

œ œ

transition

· natural harmonic sans vibrato !


Mo Sheng

D. Clear Shadow

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound Fresh light spiccato

Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ p Grand

¿¿ ¿¿ P

pizz.

Carefully (fade out together)

&

‡ Í

sans vibrato

Flutter > <

F œ

circular bow ~ col legno tratto

o slow glissand

Summer Insects col legno battuto ord. to sul pont.

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Mo Sheng

X.1 Emerald Cover

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

! – charred grind # Flowing

ricochet , " œ . . . . . – charred grind Í ß

#

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ slow wide vibrato ~ indiscernible pitch

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Mo Sheng

X.2 Secret Fragrance

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

double-stop pizz.

¿¿ ¿¿

¿ ¿¿ ¿

¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ ¿¿

¿¿

F

¿ ¿¿ ¿

¿¿

¿¿ ¿¿

¿¿ ¿ ¿

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ quick finger touches

Canopy-like Calm

heavy spiccato arco

f ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ quick finger touches

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Mo Sheng

X.3 Robust

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Anticipatory "the chop"

f

Twilight

! æ ‡ light fast tremelo at tip p ƒ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

··

ble-stop harm. dou

gliss.

··

fast vib.

Wild

·

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snap pizz.

¿ harmonic

¿ gliss.

¿

ß ·

¿ glis harmonic

s.


Mo Sheng

X.4 Shining in the Sun

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Dusk

flick bow in air

ÁÁ Á

f

Á ÁÁ

Á Á Á

(left hand tacit)

Cool

œ

œ œ œ p f Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ sul ponticello

Drop

¿o

harmonic pizz.

Clear

P pizz. ¿¿ ¿ ¿

¿o

harmonic pizz.

battuto

! ··

liss. ble-stop g harm. dou

··

Lyrical

"the chop"

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Mo Sheng

X.5 Midsummer

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Diving

‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡ pitter-patter fingers on wood

!

ˆp

stomp foot

Moon-like

œ P

sul ponticello to sul tasto slow glissando

Emerald Glow

· "

natural harmonic sans vibrato

Silky

col legno tratto

ƒ

touch lightly, vibrato ord.

Warm

circular bow

> <

œ slow glissando Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ F Reflective

– f

col legno between hair & tratto

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ slow wide vibrato ~ indiscernible pitch

Dim

œ Í

sub pont. angle bow on bridge

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Mo Sheng

X.6 First Shadow

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound Disappointed snap pizz.

¿ ß

Echo flick bow in air

ÁÁ Á

Á ÁÁ p

Á Á Á

(left hand tacit)

Field Insects

œ ricochet ..... f . slow gliss Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mirror

‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡ pitter-patter fingers on wood

Í ˆ >

Savage

stomp foot

angle bow battuto

Steady

‡.

!!!!!!!! ƒ Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ‡. F

martelé

‡. Discouraged

– ~~~~~~~~~ slow wide vibrato ~ indiscernible pitch P~~~~ sul ponticello

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Mo Sheng

X.7 Second Shadow

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound Restful

o ¿ p

pizz. harmonic

Falling sul tasto

!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ fast vibrato ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ gliss. Dark

col legno tratto sul pont.

f ·

. ic gliss harmon

·

harmonic

gliss.

Clean > <

·· Í

· ·

circular bow

le-stop gliss. harmonic doub

harmonic

double-sto

p gliss.

Reserved

— P

sub pont. bow on wrapped strings

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Mo Sheng

X.8 Blast

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Vigorous multi-finger or thumb pizz.

¿ ¿ ¿

¿ ¿

f

¿

¿ ¿ ¿ ¿

¿ ¿ ¿

Ÿ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Loud

– ƒ ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡ grind

quick finger touches

Barbarous spiccato at frog

ß œ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ fast vib.

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Mo Sheng

X.9 Autumn

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Lofty

¿¿ ¿¿ P

pizz.

Sick

"the chop"

f –

‡‡ ‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡ ‡ quick finger touches

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Mo Sheng

X.10 Withering Autumn

Byron Au Yong

Ink Sound

Cruel

! œ

ß

no vib. – release finger and bow with quick wide vib.

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Mò Shēng 墨声 Ink Sound First performance by the Passenger String Quartet Frye Art Museum · Seattle · January 18, 2015 Andrew Joslyn, violin · Alina To, violin Seth May-Patterson, viola · Rebecca Chung Filice, cello The Passenger String Quartet is an avant-garde, experimental, neo-classical group, formed by Pacific Northwest composer/violinist Andrew Joslyn. The group is in high demand as studio session musicians, tours & performs original compositions, as well as backs a wide variety of regional and national touring groups such as David Bazan, DJ Spooky, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Suzanne Vega, and many more.

Byron Au Yong (歐陽良仁) composes songs of dislocation such as Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas (Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts) and Occupy Orchestra 無量園 Infinity Garden (Chicago Composers Orchestra). As the son of Chinese immigrants in America, his catalogue includes Jì Mò 寂寞: The Stillness of Solitude (Portland Taiko), Piāo Zhú 飄竹: Flying Bamboo (Seattle Asian Art Museum) and Yíjū 移居 (Jack Straw New Media Gallery). Honors include a Creative Capital Award and Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellowship, as well as support from Aldeburgh Music in the UK and the Dragon Foundation in Hong Kong.

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