Mui Kwong-chiu: Mountain Landscape in the Dancing Cloud 

Mui Kwong-chiu (b. 1952) is the Chairman of Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (HKCG),  Director of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong, member of China Musicians Association, the Artistic Director of the World Dulcimer Orchestra. In 2020 he was awarded “The 14th Hong Kong Arts Development Award” Artist of the Year (Music) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2018, for his achievements in music and contribution to the Hong Kong society, he was awarded the Hong Kong Baptist University Distinguished Communication Alumni Award to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  

Dr. Mui’s works include 2022 Bauhinia Blossoms multimedia music show, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) The Fatherland (Curator and arranger), Shakuhachi for the Crane Dance Suite for the Hong Kong Cultural Festival (2021), The composer/director of the Cross media beach concert for Hong Kong Youth Festival in 2018; Composer of Cross media Chinese Music Theatre Intoxicating Nature and Ode to Water for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; Double Concerto for Piano and Flute for The Great Earth; Reincarnation of the Prunus Mume for the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre; Spring Ritual and Eulogy for Hong Kong Dance Company, Symphonic Poem Genesis, theme music for RTHK TV productions, namely “Culture of Palace Museum in West Kowloon,” “Histories of Hong Kong,” “Hong Kong Cultural Heritage.” He represented HKCG to attend ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music), and he has composed music themes for Radio Television Hong Kong TV programmes. He is the author of two test pieces for the Chromatic Harmonica and Tremolo Harmonica category in APHF in 2021 in China. 

Mountain Landscape in the Dancing Cloud is a composition written for an ensemble featuring erhu, shakuhachi, digital soundscape, piano and cello. According to the composer, it depicts the beauty of a natural landscape with clouds as the main element. Metaphorically speaking, the work is a manifesto of the perpetual beauty of nature with the underlying truth of the Great Way.