Chen Liang

Nature No.1 is one of Zhao Zhang’s most recent works at the time of this writing, the contrasting aesthetic is based on the description of Ice and Blaze. In this work, the composer added many of his creative ideas about its performance, such as the “half-key” performance method” and the “postonal sound resonating pedal” performance method. This work is a combination of the pentatonic scale, Western compositional techniques, and Yin and Yang philosophy.

You can find Chen’s 2022 20th Century Music Competition piano performance here.