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Mon Sep 16 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

“Darkness belongs exclusively to the ear … In darkness nothing is localized, nothing has precise value, causing the listener to lean out limitlessly in all directions”, wrote Canadian composer and educator Murray Schafer. How true indeed. Unburdened by visual boundaries, the ear is free to mould its shadows into all manners of landscapes and narratives. Reaching through time and space, forms converge only to break apart and come together again to beguile us with a succession of fantastical shadow plays.

In this concert, the audience will experience for themselves a series of vastly different landscapes. In Benjamin Britten’s Calypso, they shall experience that rush of adrenaline experienced while rushing to meet a new lover at the Grand Central Station. They shall hear their hearts pound in BrittensTemporal Variations, whilefrantically fleeing through bomb-shelled streets of England into the sanctuary of an Anglican Church. In Sonata for Two Pianos by Tajik composer Benjamin Yusupov, they shall gallop through the wild reaches of the Pamir range and dance in step with the Yaghnobi. Finally, in two new works by Singaporean composers AmericGoh and Zechariah Goh, they shall rediscover the familiar sights of re-emerging life after monsoon rains, familiar HDB void decks, and the awe-inspiring CBD skyline. Complementing the music will be the words of poets W.H Auden, Montagu Slater, AlfianSa´at, MirzoTursunzade and Murray Schafer.

Pianist Wong Yun Qi will be joined by guest musicians and friends Veda Lin Wei (oboe), Terence Teow (flute), Cheryl Lee Peixin (soprano) and RuschanaMurabakschoeva (piano). Together they bring to you one commissioned work, one world premiere and one Singapore premiere, in an evening of extensive 'ear cleaning', of vastly varying 'soundmarks' and soundscapes.