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Eli Marshall (1977-    )

Eli Marshall, composerEli Marshall is an American composer based in Asia since 2003. His catalog comprises classical ensembles and Chinese instrumental pieces, with site-specific works at the Berlin Reichstag, the Sackler museum of the Smithsonian Institution, and South Korea’s largest Buddhist temple. His orchestral works have been premiered in China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Ireland, Germany, Sweden, and the United States. He was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, the Leo Kaplan Award (ASCAP), and the Douglas Moore Fellowship. He has composed film music for Hong Kong directors Ann Hui (The Golden Era, 2014, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra) and Wong Kar-wai (Ashes of Time – Redux, 2009); with the latter he collaborated with sheng virtuoso and music director Wu Tong, leading to a CD on Sony Classical in 2009 with Yoyo Ma as soloist. In 2005, he co-founded the Beijing New Music Ensemble. As Artistic Director until 2010, he oversaw some 200 pieces in performance (including dozens of China premieres), a BBC Radio broadcast, and a debut CD of premiere recordings of pieces by Zhou Long and Chen Yi in 2009 under the NAXOS label. He studied at Bard College, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Hamburg Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has taught at the Central Conservatory (Beijing), the Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2013, he curated a series of 30 works (a majority China premieres) featuring works by emerging composers born in China at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. His recent scholarship includes a study of Benjamin Britten’s tour of Asia and a comparative analysis of mid-century experimental works of jazz and concert music composers. His upcoming composition work includes a film score for Hong Kong art film director Clara Law and an album of microtonal works for Chinese instruments. From the fall of 2014, he will teach in the music department of Cornell University as a postdoctoral fellow.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Marshall Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
[under construction]
Allegro, string quartet (????)
Cello Concerto (????)
Opus Primus, violin, cello and piano (2004)
Cloud Elements, xiao (chinese flute) (2005)
Unde Pendent Aeternitas (Longing for the Present), tenor and orchestra (2005)
Flute Sonata (2006)
Violin Concerto (2006)
Kan Xi, orchestra (2008)
Ashes of Time Redux, film score (2009) [collaboration w/Wu Tong; director: Wong Kar-wai]
Hannah's Prayer, [ensemble] (2011)
Deja vu (Music in a Romantic Style for a Film), orchestra (2012)
Duo: in cerca, violin and viola (2013?)
The Golden Era, film score (2014) [director: Ann Hui]
Three Songs for Henie, violin [and piano] (????)
[????], film score (2014?) [director: Clara Law]
[site specific work] at the Berlin Reichstag
Floating Mountain, Singing Clouds, site specific work, Sackler Museum/Smithsonian Institution [installation by Mei-ling Hom]
[site specific work] at Gak-won Sa, South Korea’s largest Buddhist temple

"Mr. Marshall has written two symphonies, three orchestral overtures, various works for both string orchestra and wind ensemble, a cello concerto, a violin concerto, a multitude of chamber works, and over fifty art songs."

WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Marshall Links     ~ top of page ~
[under construction]
Dramatic/Theater

Orchestra

Band

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra

Chorus w/Orchestra

Choral

Chamber

Solo Instrument

Piano

Vocal

Incidental/Film
Ashes of Time Redux, film score (2009) [collaboration w/Wu Tong; director: Wong Kar-wai]
The Golden Era, film score (2014) [director: Ann Hui]
[????], film score (2014?) [director: Clara Law]

Electronic

Multi-media Works
[site specific work] at the Berlin Reichstag
Floating Mountain, Singing Clouds, site specific work, Sackler Museum/Smithsonian Institution [installation by Mei-ling Hom]
[site specific work] at Gak-won Sa, South Korea’s largest Buddhist temple


ELI MARSHALL  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
A Composition in Progress (Eric Abrahamsen, The Insider's Guide to Beijing)
Cultural Devolution (Evan Osnos, The New Yorker)
East Meets West (Dan Visconti, NewMusicBox)
In Touch with Eli Marshall (Stephanie Ip, Interlude.hk)
Soundscapes of Memory: Ethnomusicology in China (Peter Micic, Danwei)
Symphony of Millions (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)
Winning Over ASCAP (by Becca Dewan, The Portland Phoenix)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Eli Marshall:  here

Eli Marshall @ American Composers Forum (via Google Advanced Search)
Eli Marshall @ ASCAP
Eli Marshall @ Beijing New Music Ensemble
Eli Marshall @ thebeijinger
Eli Marshall @ counter)induction
Eli Marshall @ Facebook
Eli Marshall @ Freer-Sackler Galleries
Eli Marshall @ HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science
Eli Marshall @ InstantEncore
Eli Marshall @ The Intimacy of Creativity 2013
Eli Marshall @ The Jewish Daily Forward
Eli Marshall @ Lotte Lehmann Foundation
Eli Marshall @ The Macao Orchestra
Eli Marshall @ Douglas Moore Fund
Eli Marshall @ MusicWeb International
Eli Marshall @ MySpaceMusic
Eli Marshall @ NewMusicBox
Eli Marshall @ TimeOut Beijing
Eli Marshall @ Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
Eli Marshall @ zoominfo

Publisher
Eli Marshall @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Eli Marshall @ Classical Archives
Eli Marshall @ Freer-Sackler Galleries
Eli Marshall @ MySpaceMusic

Recordings
Eli Marshall @ Amazon.com
Eli Marshall @ CD Universe
Eli Marshall @ ClassicsOnline
Eli Marshall @ Naxos

Video
[none at the moment]
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