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  • Seminar Room 1 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore Singapore (map)


Force dynamics is a theoretical idea that stems from linguistics. It seeks to expose the abundant agonistic relationships between elements within sentences, whether physical or psychological.  The presenter’s recent works have focused on how this linguistic concept can feasibly be projected in music and its material. Through his investigations, he discovered the intimate relationship between these agonistic relationships, musical narrative, and form. This talk will offer an overview of force dynamics and address its initial resonances with the presenter’s musical thinking as well as the attempts he has made to intentionally project it in music. The composer will also examine the ramifications this compositional approach has to musical form and discuss potential explorations he hopes to engage in the near future.

Peter Ivan Edwards is a composer who explores sound as a means to articulate energy, shape, narrative, and perspective.  He is fascinated by the way computers can be utilized as partners in the creation of powerful, expressive, original music.  His works have appeared in concerts and festivals throughout the world, including the Darmstadt Summer Courses (Germany), MATA Festival (New York), Wien Modern (Austria), and the Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany), amongst others.

Born in New York in 1973, Edwards makes his home in Singapore today, where he teaches composition and computer music at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory.  More information about his activities, compositions, and collaboration can be found at


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• Free admission.
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• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.



Earlier Event: October 2