Dogu Invocation

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Doğu Invocation was composed for Shuì Mo, in its inaugural concert as an ensemble, on Bristol New Music, April 28, 2024, in the Victoria Rooms, Bristol, UK. Players in the first performance were Kiku Day, Hyelim Kim, Jingyu Chew, Cheng Peng, He Shuiqingqing and George Owen, with composer conducting.

Doğu means ‘east’ in Turkish, and this piece accordingly combines sound worlds of north-East and central Asia. Besides the spiritual influences embodied in Shakuhachi, there are strong references to Shamanic musical traditions (especially Korean, central Chinese [e.g. Qiang] and Turkic) which inspire the work’s rhythmic and sonic dimensions.

Shakuhachi (d-Kan)
Taegeum (Bb)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
Media of outputScore
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2024

Bibliographical note

Premiere at 1PM, April 28, 2024, Victoria Rooms Bristol on Bristol New Music programme Shui Mo: blank canvas


  • Shui Mo
  • Taegeum
  • Shakuhachi
  • East
  • East Asian
  • Shaman
  • Bristol New Music
  • BNM


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