My research interest lies in musical intertextuality, with a focus on how contemporary composers negotiate elements of musical borrowing in their works. My undergraduate thesis examines quotations in postmodern works, and offers an alternative account to the musicological tendency to label them as 'collage'. I further explored how quotations influence musical temporality and the phenomenological aspects of listening in my Master's dissertation. Recently, I was invited to deliver a seminar on musical intertextuality to students at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore (Mar 2022).
Apart from research, I have also written an article for the Composers Society of Singapore on the recent composition competition Ding Yi Composium (Dec 2021), and also an article for the renowned UK classical music magazine The Strad. If the reader is interested in any of my writings not available online, please request via the Contact page.
Bubbles, Dualities and Seepages: The Temporality of Musical Quotations in 21st Century Contemporary Music, Master's dissertation, supervised by Prof. David. Gorton, Royal Academy of Music
Towards a nuanced typology of musical quotations in postmodern compositional practice: three case studies, BMus dissertation, supervised by Prof. Silvina Milstein, King's College London
Ding Yi Composium 2021 - Reflections on Open Rehearsals, written for the Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) and Ding Yi Music Company, (published 4th Jan 2022)
The Psalms Project: Contemporary Sacred Music for Solo Violin, written for The Strad, UK, (published 21st Dec 2021)