28 Jan 2020

Mei Yi Foo takes Free Hand compositions 'Beyond Borders' with a Singapore joint programme in February 2020

Following the success of Malaysian Composers Collective's Free Hand Festival in Kuala Lumpur last August, UK-based Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo brings the programme across the Causeway to present a joint programme with Singaporean composers at 'Beyond Borders', happening at Yong Siew Toh Conservetory at National University of Singapore.

Through this first ever joint programme, composers from both sides of the divide explore commonalities and diversities in creative ideas and styles, going past physical, social and historical boundaries at this forum and concert.

Beyond Borderswill bring the two cultures together in a unique contemporary piano recital featuring works by YST faculty Chen Zhangyi, Chow Jun Yan, Adeline Wong together with composers from Singapore and Malaysia, in particular winners of Free Hand 2019 Lee Chie Tsang and Samuel Cho.

The event also includes a masterclass and a pre-concert talk where Foo and the composers will illuminate on their work and artistic approach, and offer insight into how the creative process can transcend all barriers tangible and intangible. This meeting of minds hopes to bring greater understanding into how art transcends the limitations life brings.

Programme:

CHEN ZHANGYI
Clima (2018)

SAMUEL CHO
Vatni (2019)

CHOW JUN YAN
In the Absence of Silence (2019)

AMERIC GOH
black or white or red (with a tinge of white and blue)? (2019)

CHUNG SHIH HOH
Reef Weave (2019)

JOYCE KOH
la pierre magenta (2000)
Piano Peals (2002)

CHIE TSANG LEE
Sympathetic [re]sonance (2015)

ADELINE WONG
Herringbone (2018)

See you there, at:

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Conservatory Orchestra Hall
Yong Siew Toh Conservetory, National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge

https://www.ystmusic.nus.edu.sg/event/beyond-borders/
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19 Jan 2020

New Zealand hosts ACL and ISCM festivals this April

The Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ)  hosts the ACL festival in Christchurch in April 2020, starting 6pm on Monday 27th April, till the evening of Saturday 2nd May. Many festival events will combine with the ISCM World New Music Days until 30th April, and the final two days will be ACL only.

The ACL General Assembly meetings will take place on the mornings of 28th April and 1st May in central Christchurch, and the Country Reports will be presented on the mornings of 29th and 30th April.

Simultaneously, the ISCM World New Music Days will commence in Auckland on Tuesday 21st April and then move to Christchurch on 27th April.  Information is available at www.iscm2020.nz.

Malaysians featured at the ACL Festival this year are composers Adeline Wong, Tazul Tajuddin and young composer Ilysia Tan, the latter whom will represent Malaysia at the Young Composers Competition.

Registration is now open until 1 March.


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