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OpusNovus: Through Time & Space

  • Conservatory Orchestra Hall YST Conservatory Singapore, 117376 Singapore (map)

PROGRAMME  


MAURICIO KAGEL

10 Marches To Miss the Victory 


ENNO POPPE
Brot

YOUNGHI PAGH-PAAN
Die Insel Schwimmt 

PASCAL DUSAPIN (1955-)
Quatuor III (1992) 


- intermission (15-minutes) -


JOHN CAGE
Three Dances

MORTON FELDMAN
Durations III 

EDGAR VARÈSE 
Octandre 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join OpusNovus, the Conservatory’s contemporary music ensemble in their final concert this semester.

The first half of this programme features composers associated to Europe. Beginning with Argentine-German composer Kagel, whose music is often filled with humour, sarcasm and theatre, as in “10 Marches To Miss the Victory”, which is essentially a parody of military marches. German composer Enno Poppe’s Brot (bread) grooves with nuances that are almost akin to modern jazz, and the intensity of the musical texture gradually rises to a point that borders on hyperactivity. In contrast, Korean-German composer Pagh-Paan’s poetic Die Insel Schwimmt takes on a delicate quality, while the French composer Dusapin’s exquisite and substantial third string quartet would be divided amongst two string quartets.

 In the ‘American’ second half, one can expect gamelan-inspired rhythms through Cage’s Three Dances for two prepared pianos, and Feldman’s spacious Durations III. The concert concludes with Varèse’s iconic Octandre of almost a century ago, but it remains nonetheless refreshing.

TICKETING INFORMATION
• Free admission.
• All event information is correct at time of print.
• Out of respect for other concertgoers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

Later Event: November 19
Junior Recital: BRASS