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Sounding Now Festival: Border Crossings

  • Conservatory Orchestra Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore Singapore (map)

The closing concert for the Sounding Now 2018 Festival pushes the performers beyond their familiar boundaries. There is a lot of percussion music on this concert, often performed by non-percussionists. Huber's Clash Music is for multiple crash cymbals; De Mey's Musique de Table is for amplified table; Masahiro Miwa's 4 Bits Counters is for boomwhackers hit again performers' heads. Members of hand werk, residence ensemble of the festival, and OpusNovus, the student contemporary music ensemble at YST, team up to perform this eclectic collection of works. The concert also features OpusNovus performing George Benjamin's contemporary classic At First Light, one of Benjamin's early works that brought him international renown in his early 20s.

hand werk (Cologne, Germany)
OpusNovus (Singapore)

Chen Zhangyiconductor


Nicolas A. Huber (1939)
Clash Music for crash cymbals

Marta Gentilucci (1973)
(un) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and percussion

Thierry de Mey (1956)
Musique de Table for 3 players

Peter Ivan Edwards (1973)
piarinutonello for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion


Carola Bauckholt (1959)
Geräusche for 2 players

Masahiro Miwa (1958)
4 Bits Counters for 4 players

Jessie Marino (1984)
Robot dog goes to… (2013/2016) for 2 performers

Niklas Seidl (1983)
ich mag Müll (I like garbage) (2012) for piccolo and tape

Carola Bauckholt (1959)
Geräusche for 2 players

George Benjamin (1960)
At First Light for large ensemble

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Ticketing Information
• Free admission.
• All event information is correct at time of print
• Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

Later Event: April 23
Senior Recitals: HARP & BRASS