Song of Normality

Program Notes
Song of Normality explores the potentiality of utilizing the flute as a companion and extension of the human voice. Through the pitch fluctuations of air noises amplified by the flute, the various syllables that articulate musical gestures, and the most primitive form of human singing/shouting… The work develops into a song comprised of unconventional elements.


Biographical Sketch
Born in China, Tianyi Wang is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist, whose music vocabulary is diverse and much inspired by subjects beyond music. Tianyi’s repertoire spans over solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, electronic, as well as film scoring, his works have been performed both nationally and internationally, including Boston Modern Orchestra Project, CEME (Israel), iNEnesemble (Russia), New Music on the Bayou, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, MISE-EN New Music Festival, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), University of Puget Sound Piano Trio, Collage New Music Composer Colloquium, Audiograft Festival (UK), Ashmolean Museum (UK), Ink&Coda, Et Lux Radio, NACUSA, and SCI Regional and National Conferences. Mr. Wang is the winner of 2018 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition, 2017 Longy Orchestral Composition Competition, and a recipient of China National Arts Fund. His recent commissions include VIPA, Alea III, Meitar Ensemble (Israel), Atlantic Music Festival, and Northeast Normal University (China). A semifinalist of the Symphony Number One Call for Score 4, Tianyi has also won Gold Award at 2016 Sanya International Choral Festival (China). Tianyi Wang’s music is released by ABLAZE Records in 2018.

Besides being a composer, Tianyi’s outstanding piano skill won him the 2012 William Jewell Artist Competition and led to his concerto debut with Liberty Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Tianyi Wang collaborated with London Symphony Orchestra in a recording production at Abbey Road Studio, London. In 2015, he founded and directed Qinyin Chamber Ensemble, and led public performances throughout the city of Changchun, China. Tianyi’s research paper on Xibo music was featured at the 31st International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Tianyi has studied at William Jewell College (B.S. Composition, Mathematics; Summa Cum Laude; Honor Graduate), Moscow Conservatory, Longy School of Music of Bard College (M.M. Composition; Merit Scholarship Recipient), and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is continuing his music journey as a Graduate Diploma candidate at New England Conservatory.