Anthony Cheng (b. 1974) is an international composer based in Hong Kong and Europe. He sets his music career in multi-talented ways: as a songwriter, contemporary and film music composer, sound engineer and music producer. Cheng’s music consists of an eclectic inspiration of a variety of Western and Eastern influenced musical styles. Cheng completed a Master’s degree (M.Mus.) in music at King’s College London and Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong. His former composition mentors include Joshua Chan, Silvina Milstein, and the late Sir Harrison Birtwistle. He also studied orchestral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. Cheng is the recipient of Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, Composition Award of the 28th RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards, Joint Song Award for Performance Excellence, and the Best Serious Composition of CASH Golden Sail Music Awards with his compositions Lost and Regain (2015) and Trapped (2018).Cheng has published and released over 60 pieces of original contemporary music and multimedia works, 100 pop songs, and more than 100 commercial music production for TVC, feature films and theatrical works, much of his music is publicly performed and released on CD and digital medias. Cheng has collaborated with ensembles and orchestras, such as London University Symphony Orchestra, Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra, Hong Kong Strings, Hong Kong Oratorio Society, Lontano (UK), King’s Harmonica Quintet, Cong Quartet, etc. Cheng has frequently been invited to attend international conferences and music festivals, such as the ISCM World New Music Days, International Rostrum of Composers, International Double Reed Society Conference, International Congress on Archeo and Ethnomusicology, International Film Festival Rotterdam, International Catholic Film Festival, Classical:NEXT, Musicacoustica-Beijing, Le French May Arts Festival, Asia Ocarina Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival, Hong Kong Hymnos Festival, Hong Kong Week and Design Inspire. His musical works have been performed and broadcast in various countries and cities, including Hong Kong, Macau, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Serbia, South America, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and China. Cheng is the exclusive songwriter of Kobalt Music Publishing and composer of Universal Music.
Tunnel is a work written for percussion duo and tape composed in 2021. It is the fourth in an ongoing series of works for acoustic instruments and fixed media electronic sounds entitled Dark Side of the City.