ⓘ Chou Wen-chung

Chou Wen-chung

ⓘ Chou Wen-chung

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chou.

Chou Wen-chung 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.

Chou died in New York City on October 25, 2019 at the age of 96.


1. Other websites

  • Chou Wen-Chung video interview by Thomas Crampton 2007
  • "An interview with Chou Wen Chung", Preston Wright, American Public Media, with Philip Blackburn, American Composers Forum, July 2002
  • Chou Wen-chung: Composer of Confluence by Michelle Vosper, Spiralis Music Trust, 2018
  • Chou Wen-chung going strong at 91 NYTimes, October 1, 2014
  • "Chou Wen-chung: Living with History" NewMusicBox, 2013
  • Chou Wen-chung official site
  • Chou Wen-chung interview by Bruce Duffie, 1995
  • Art of the States: Chou Wen-chung three works by the composer, Chou Wen-chung