|Born||July 28, 1923|
Yantai, Shandong, China
|Died||October 25, 2019 (aged 96)|
New York City, U.S.
|Citizenship||United States (from 1958)|
|Education||Harvard University (M.A.)|
New England Conservatory of Music (B.A.)National Chunking University (B.S.)
Chang Yi-An (m. 1962–2016)
Chou Wen-chung (Chinese: 周文中; pinyin: Zhōu Wénzhōng; July 28, 1923 – October 25, 2019) was a Chinese American composer of contemporary classical music. He was seen as one of the first Chinese composers who tried to translate authentic oriental melo-rhythms into the terms of modern Western music.
References[change | change source]
- Peter Chang, Chou Wen-Chung: the Life and Work of a Contemporary Chinese-born American Composer (Oxford, U.K: The Scarecrow Press, 2006), 34.
- da Fonseca-Wollheim, Corinna (October 29, 2019). "Chou Wen-chung, Composer and Calligrapher in Sound, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2019-10-30. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Chou Wen-chung official site
- Chou Wen-chung: Composer of Confluence by Michelle Vosper, Spiralis Music Trust, 2018
- Chou Wen-chung interview by Bruce Duffie, 1995
- "Chou Wen-chung: Living with History" NewMusicBox, 2013
- "An interview with Chou Wen Chung", Preston Wright, American Public Media, with Philip Blackburn, American Composers Forum, July 2002
- Chou Wen-Chung video interview by Thomas Crampton 2007
- Art of the States: Chou Wen-chung three works by the composer, Chou Wen-chung
- Chou Wen-chung going strong at 91 NYTimes, October 1, 2014