Chen Zhangyi

In the music of this graduate of the Johns Hopkins conservatory, Chen Zhangyi, who is now becoming well-known in the United States, in his homeland, Singapore, and in other countries as well such as Great Britain and Japan, where his orchestral works have also been premiered, one will find little to no Angst but much luxe, calme et volupté; here there is no dark night but rather a very late evening where one feels anything but tired: surfeited by the short swelling crescendos and elated by hints of jazz, who knows what one might still be up for?