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Music

List of works

Chamber

Flux (2019) 5'20"

Violin, viola and cello

...Into Dirt... (2019) 10'13"

For String Quartet | dedicated to Arditti Quartet

____-cide (2018) 8'15"

Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano

 

Perplexing Planes (2018) 7'40"

Flute and Clarinet

Manjusaka (2018) 5'01"

Overtone singing and viola

Behind Those Words (2017) 8'40"

Clarinet, cello and percussion

Little Hidden Momentum (2015) 2'15"

String Quartet

String Quartet No.1 – Ideology (2014) 10'13"

Tam-Tam Sonata (2013) 11'45"

Tam-tam and piano

Discussion . (Somewhat) Meaningless Sound for somewhat Profound Listeners (2012) 5'09"

Oboe, bassoon, violin, viola and double bass

Instrumental Solo

Reaction II (2019) for solo violin 7'14"

Dedicated to Maestro Irvine Arditti

 

Reaction I (2018) for solo viola 4'47"

Vocal

Phoenix Hairpin I (2018) 9'12"

Soprano and Piano

Darwin's Thought (2015) 

Soprano and Piano quintet

A Key to Devolution (2012) 8'08"

Soprano, 2 trumpets and percussions

Ensemble

Path of Earth (2019) 7'31"

For flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano | dedicated to Ensemble Mise-En

String Octet No.1 – Spiritual Fermentation (2013) 12'00"

String octet 

Miniatures

Piano Etude (2018) 3'09"

Sudden Moment in a Stripe of Memory (2013) 0'30"

Flute, cello and toy piano

Choral

Beyond the Frontier of the Great Wall (2018) 5'45"

SATB Choir and piano

The Story Begins for a Teddy (2016) 5'43"

Children Choir (SSAA)

Night Song (2015) 5'04"

Children Choir (SSAA)

Wu Ye Ti-Du Shang Xi Lou (2013) 7'23"

Children choir (SSA)

Ideal Reality (2013) 7'10"

Four mixed voice parts

Electronic and Electroacoustic

City Story - Flying Sword (2017) 5'52"

Stereo / 5.1 channel

 Tamtam Sonata (2013/ 2015 )

Live tam-tam, pre-recorded piano and 5.1 fixed media

Wandering in Labyrinth (2013) 7'38"

Stereo fixed media

Magnetized World (2013) 5'22"

Stereo fixed media and violin

Vessel of Dream (2012) 4'17"

 5.1 channels 

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As Within/So Without (2019) 7'22"

Dance + Film + Piano 

Alone (2018) 5'30"

Dance + Film + Electronics (Acousmatic) for stereo

 

Little Hidden Momentum (2015) 2'15"

String Quartet + Photography

 Tamtam Sonata (2013/ 2015 ) 11'45"

For live tam-tam, pre-recorded piano, 5.1 fixed media, visual projection and lighting

 

Orchestral

One City, One Story (2017) 5'17" 

Full orchestra (4443, 4431, 3P, Hp, Str)

Two little Orchestral Studies (2014) 7'00"

Chamber orchestra (2222, 4221, 2P, Hp, Str)

Ka Shu Tam, Hong Kong Composer

Photo Credit: Kris Yee, Dr. Cheung Pui Shan

© 2020 by KA SHU TAM