Bengawan Solo

Premiere: Brass Kinetics (2005)

Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

This piece is a rearrangement of an Indonesian song about the legendary River Solo. The song was originally written in 1940 by Gesang Martohartono, in ‘Kroncong’ style. The song describes the beauty of the river and the important role it served as a link between Solo and the north cost of East Java.


Premiere: Gabriel Pophilat (2006)

Instrumentation: 2 Marimbas

It’s a musical chase between the two marimbas, for sheer fun.

Drive slow, Drive fast

Commissioned By: Christoven Tan (July 2011)

Hip Happy Hippo

Commissioned By: Magnetic Band

Premiere: Natasha Liu and Meng Yee (2003)

Instrumentation: Cello, Double Bass

Be a happy hippo if you are born a hippo. Love the way you are.

Images My Dream Saw

Commissioned By: DuoSolo

Premiere: DuoSolo – Mary Fukushima (Flute), Mike Kirkendoll (Piano) (2007)

Instrumentation: Flute and Piano

Nona Nona

Premiere: Brass Kinetics (2005)

Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

Piano Trio

Premiere: Students from University of Kansas (2000)

Instrumentation: Violin, Cello and Piano

Involving three movements – Xu (序), Huan (缓) and Ji (急). Introduction, slow and meditative and then rush.

Rasa Sayang / Sireh Pinang

Premiere: Brass Kinetics (2005)

Instrumentation: Brass Quintet

Ripples I

Commissioned By: Ong Teng Cheong Concert 2004

Premiere: Nanyang Academic of Fine Arts musicians (2004)

Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Marimba, 2 Vibraphones & 2 Pianos

The music depicts the sounds of ripples, rain and water.


Premiere: Wang Tong and Timothy Koh (2003)

Instrumentation: Flute and Piano

In the style of late 19th century solo work.