(Bridge) The five substantial works on this disc from the Da Capo Chamber Players provide an appealing, representative introduction to the music of Chinary Ung, who visits town this summer, when the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival offers a new work by him. Born in Cambodia in 1942, Ung emigrated to the United States when he was 22 and developed an individualistic style that encompasses Western and various East-Asian traditions. This survey begins with Child Song, a work for flute, violin, cello, and piano from 1985. That year he resumed composing after a decade’s hiatus, during which he helped family members flee Cambodia and worked to preserve Cambodian musical traditions from assaults by the Khmer Rouge. Often inspired by geometrical shapes, Ung is famous for his series of compositions called spirals, of which two are represented on this CD. Different trio and quartet groupings are heard in Luminous Spirals (1997) and Spiral VI (1992), where phrases derived from similar material overlap and interlace freely, wafting above a shared tonal anchor. Ung’s music is deeply meditative, but its ruminations are active, dancing buoyantly along some elevated plane. I prefer his instrumental works to his vocal pieces, although in Oracle (2004), inspired by Tibetan spiritualism, the ensemble’s expert players prove adept in singing, shouting, and adding all sorts of extra-instrumental sounds.