In the November issue of the journal MusikTexte, Ming Tsao outlines ways towards a materialistic musical expression.

"To compose means to bring into the same compositional space different materials that are energized through their proximity to one another and to confront these energies dialectically in the sense of a working encounter with their contradictory substances, an encounter which is open, experimental, and not in the service of a particular idea, concept, or goal", says Ming Tsao in his essay for the magazine MusikTexte (issue 175, November 2022). He describes his "materialistic project" using, among other things, his Triode Variations, which were premiered in spring 2022 and will soon be released on CD.

Read the full essay.