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This season of Spectrum, we looked at the roots of minimalism through the works of Steve Reich and how they have influenced the music of today. In the Far East, another strain exists—gamelan music, of which interlocking rhythms and harmonic patterns from Java and Bali blend to create almost-hypnotic sounds. This programme of Singapore and world premieres trace the influence of gamelan on western music, performed by the Southeastern Ensemble for Today's and Tomorrow's Sounds (SETTS), a contemporary chamber ensemble with a focus on Southeast Asian compositions.
The programme represents the microcosm of peoples, cultures, environments and even economic models that aggregately create beautiful diversity and showcases the range and universality that represents Southeast Asian and Western classical music today.
Experience a rich tapestry of contemporary soundscapes as we celebrate the magical Indonesian tradition of gamelan music at SETTS #4.
Hoh Chung Shih - secret music one (World premiere)
Winton White - Kirishitan Mantra for Solo Percussion and Marimba (World premiere)
Lou Harrison - Varied Trio
Ananda Sukarlan - Ménage à trois
Gatot Danar Sulistiyanto - Trio for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet
Michael Asmara - Fantasia for String Quartet
Aldi Maulana - Pakuan VI for Woodwind Trio
University Cultural Centre, Clementi, Singapore
Sun Apr 2 3:30pm
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