There is a story behind the origin of “Elements”. Among the many Chinese Orchestra instructors in Kuala Lumpur, there were four companions: Leong Han Kuei, Lim Chee Wei, Wong Wai Jan and Tan Jie. Due to their busy teaching and performing schedules, they gradually lost the platform where they matured and flourished together throughout the years. One night in 2011, somebody initiated collaboration among themselves. Leong then suggested to compose a piece titled “Tian Di Ren He (Elements)” for the four friends. An ensemble was then formed, and 6th August 2011 marked the first “Elements” Concert. Thereafter, under the guidance of mentor Wong Hoong Cheong, Elements Chinese Orchestra was successfully registered as a non-governmental organization. Following that, a second concert, “Meng Xun”, was organized on 17th August 2013, and a third, “Sometime After Midnight -2am”, on 26th December 2015.
The “Gila Music” Chinese Orchestra Competition is the first competition organized by Elements Chinese Orchestra. Participation of all Chinese Orchestras nationwide is accepted; each team should be made up of thirty to sixty members only, with a compulsory conductor to present their piece. The timeframe allowed for each piece is between 3 to 15 minutes. The preliminary rounds will commence on 27th August 2017, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, in which eight (8) teams will be selected to enter the finals. The finals, happening on the same night at 7:00pm, will then determine the top 3 teams winning the Honorary Gold Award. The organizer seeks to invite renowned musicians as the panel of judges. The purchase of entry tickets to the finals will be in the form of donations of either RM30 or RM50.