Island《岛》

(2012)

Instrumentation:

SSAA, piano

Duration: 4'

Poem by Liang Wern Fook

"Island" poignantly portray a father-and-son relationship that traces from the narrator's youth through adulthood. Neither the frailties of life nor the limits of the island-state can sway their heart-warming determination to move forward in life's journey. Chen Zhangyi's contemplative setting seeks to capture the essence of the poem and the underlying nuances with sublimity and depth.