"...Jon Lin Chua's (Singapore) subtle and distinctly inflorescent Mind Monkey (2017) for percussion trio..."
Lianhe Zaobao, 7 August 2018
Lianhe Zaobao, 26 June 2018
2 March 2017
"The concert also includes two newly-commissioned works by two Eastman women composers, Jessie Chang and Jon Lin Chua,"
"Jon Lin Chua’s “White Moon,” (for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano) was inspired by poems by Sylvia Plath. In turn, poet Kathleen Nicastro wrote her poem that she read, inspired by the titles of Chua’s movements, 1. The Night Dances, Dulling and Stilling, 2. The Warm Mist of your Sleep, and 3. Ariel. Chua’s work can be heard on Soundcloud, here, with the same excellent performers; I recommend it. The musical language ranges from stark, spare and hushed to lush, soaring chromaticism, to vigorous pentatonic arpeggios. It builds to an exciting, percussive ending."