Ming Sui Lang

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Ming Sui Lang (Kanglapolish: Минг Суи Ланг, Karolian: Mussmäki Karisaspat Ming, Khaiwoonse: Muskitap Khaisasphat Ming), or also known as (Ming) Mong Kat, his pen name, was a Kanglaporean composer and briefly the Prime Minister of Kanglapo. He moved Singkangia from a communist dictatorship used to be ruled under his father Ming Sa Hing to a democracy by hosting a fair election in 1972 and easing the strict rules set by his father. After he stepped down, he became a musician in Uletha. With a career spanning over three decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, mainly for Gobrassanya and Khaiwoon. He also composed several classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. Sui Lang also engages in his father's systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, atonality and tone clusters for his other works.


Communist Singkangia[edit]

Ming Sui Lang was born on 3 April 1929, and by 5 it was apparent that Sui Lang's has outstanding musical talent. However, his father Sa Hing wanted Sui Lang to be the next leader of independent Kanglapo after him, and thus Sui Lang was sent to a university in Myrcia/AR120? to study politics. In 1948, Sui Lang returned to Kanglapo to serve National Service (NS), after Sa Hing passed the Enlistment Act the year prior. Sui Lang then became a full-time National Serviceman and was promoted to Major in 1950. With his father's approval, the Kanglapolish Military Band was set up in July that year with about 50 people at the time, and first performed Sui Lang's newly-composed march for Sa Hing's birthday. After the famine, Sui Lang left the army and resumed composing for a while, but in 1956 his father gave him a job as 2nd Minister for Arts and Culture. Sui Lang later became the Minister for Arts and Culture after his uncle Ming Sa Tae was deposed off due to Sa Hing's worries about the proposed 'Kelasnou' policy.

In 1964 Sui Lang became the ambassador of Kanglapo to Pretanic Faction State (PFS), where he stayed until his father's death. He returned to take over his father's position to fulfil his father's wish. However, communist Kanglapo was unstable under his tenure and Sui Lang realised that there must be key changes in Kanglapo. Thus, he held elections in 1972,

Before his resignation, Sui Lang went on to halt its development of nuclear weapons. He also relaxed laws set by his father and proposed for new economic changes, such as a proposed open market policy. Many of the innocent arrested under his father's rule has been released, and Sui Lang announced to destroy the 'Work Camps', which existence has been denied by the communists under his father's rule until then. He also purged many corrupted party members, even those who are close to his father. He also conducted investigations of a secret police force which existence was then proven true. Elsk Pong Zha then fled before the authorities managed to capture him.

Mergany and Karolia[edit]

Sui Lang then lived in Mergany for three years, before moving on to Karolia after accepting a job offer to teach music in a school in Karolia. He firstly taught at a small primary school, but he found his students were unattentive and uninterested in the subject, so he quitted and then worked for another school, which burned down just only four months after he took up a job. Therefore, he was then transferred to teach at Säntjana Ulikool. However, there were certain rifts with the Head of Music Ullo Orav over his compositional styles, such as the concept of atonality. Thus, he quitted again, but his music gained the attention of many music professors from Känton University.

Unfortunately, some of his students and the other professors there began to steal his unpublished compositions and published them under their names by breaking into Sui Lang's office. This was because his compositions was said to be 'unique' and out of desperation, some decided to break into his office. The students were thus expelled and the professors fired when Sui Lang filed a report against them to the then principal Erko Källas. From this experience, Sui Lang decided to resign and started to work at another university at Fontjäna with his fellow colleague Kyösti Andässite resigned along with him. In Fontjäna he signed a contract with the Fontjäna Concert Orchestra in 1980 to compose works solely for the orchestra. It was around this time that Sui Lang started using his pen name Mong Kat, a Kanglapolish version of his Karolian name Mussmäki Karisaspat Ming, and registered to be a Karolian citizen under his Karolian name.

In 1981, to celebrate the then conductor's daughter's wedding, he wrote to Sikiniö Ristovivacen that he was planning to compose a ballet 'The Rite of Karolian Spring'. It was finished two months before the wedding, and a draft was sent to the conductor, who liked the music and started preparations for it. The rehearsals went well, though some performers foresaw possible trouble; he wondered how the public would receive the work. During the wedding, when the music was premiered, there was chaos amongst the wedding guests. Some, who heard the startling new harmonies and rhythms, began hissing and booing at the music. Others, who wanted to hear more, began to quite the demonstrators. Conflict aroused, and the police even came to resolve the conflict, but eventually, it was solved when the demonstrators were ejected. The conductor was slightly unhappy with the chaos, but his son-in-law Presstö Wälkky has faith in the music and thus when it was performed again in April, it was a huge success.

Other works for the orchestra included the Piano Concertos No. 1, 2 and 3, and a special Farewell Symphony Op. 85 which he composed before his departure to Gobrassanya, when his contract ends and the conductor thus introduced him to a new job in Gobrassian media.

Gobrassanya, Khaiwoon and Singkangia[edit]

In Gobras City, Gobrassanya, he played piano solos or conducted his own music for Gobrassian plays and musicals. He even sometimes composed for several Gobrassian films on request, such as Ward 13, Fast down the motorways and Tears in Marapura. In 1986, a KTV (Khaiwoon Television) representative visited him and offered a better paying job in KTV. By this time, several KTV directors were impressed by Mong Kat's music and his performance. Fortunately for them, Mong Kat accepted and thus moved to Khaiwoon, where he became involved in the composing of several theme songs for Khaiwoonese dramas (such as Khoman Maivadu, Naimali? and Adventures of Laelan Chatjap) and even blockbuster films like Where's Taijun?, The Educated Songbird and Prince Phanip's plan.

On his 60th birthday, he received an invitation by the Singkangian government to visit Singkangia, where he was honoured, entertained and given concerts. He then accepted to give an interview surrounding his father's life and himself and thus later published his best-selling autobiography In a leader's shadow. He also shook hands with Li Ching Sam, then prime minister of Singkangia, and engaged in dialogue concerning Singkangia's future.

After his two-weeks trip, Mong Kat returned to Khaiwoon. He continued composing for KTV shows and also agreed to give accurate information about Singkangia for an episode in Khinba, and the episode was also changed on Mong Kat's request as he thinks 'the episode is too biased and does not reflect the true nature of Singkareans'. By 1991, he briefly stopped composing and performing, and translated several Khaiwoonese shows into Kanglapolish and Ingerish.

By 1994, Mong Kat decided to retire and return to a more quiet life in Karolia.