RELICS 

YEAR

2018

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Solo Violin

 

DURATION

20 minutes

 

COMMISSIONED BY

Patrick Yim

 

MOVEMENTS

1. Beastily Treasures

2. Jeweled Loops

3. Wooden Scrolls

4. Woolen Leaves

5. Galloping Jade

6. Tomb Costume

7. Jump Dancer

8. Buddha Rock

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

Feb. 10, 2018; Patrick Yim

Hong Kong Musuem of History

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Relics was commissioned by violinist Patrick Yim as companion pieces that could be performed at the Hong Kong Museum of History’s special exhibit Miles upon Miles: World Heritage along the Silk Road.

 

The exhibition is one of the highlight programs of the Hong Kong Government to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region showcasing the cultural relics from China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

 

The work is a suite of eight movement inspired by an artifacts featured at the exhibition. 

 

Movements can be performed extracted, separately or performed in different order.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

12/01/18: Tai Kwun Laundry Steps, Hong Kong; Patrick Yim

01/13/2020: University of Hawaiʻi; Patrick Yim

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