Festival 2019

Sounding Now: A Festival of Contemporary Musical Practices

Sounding Now is a festival of contemporary music that brings together divergent contemporary practices with the goal of connecting people from different artistic communities in order to explore the ways their shared interests intersect. Presented by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the festival brings together contemporary music of different approaches – concert music, installation, electronics, and improvisation.

Singapore-based contemporary music ensembles OpusNovus, Wu Xian, the Chinese chamber ensemble Ding Yi Music Company and US-based Passepartout Duo will perform. Saxophone Duo Landman/Stadler from Switzerland will be the ensemble-in-residence.

Learn more about the participating artists here.

The festival takes place from 12-14 April 2019 and is presented by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

These events are sponsored by the following institutions.

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VENUE DIRECTIONS

YONG SIEW TOH CONSERVATORY (YST), 3 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117376


Music for …

Friday, 12 April @ YST, Orchestra Hall, 7:30pm

performed by
Bani Haykal
Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo (Switzerland)
OpusNovus (Singapore)
Wu Xian (Singapore)

Programme

Martin Jaggi (*1978)
Strata

Martin Jaggi & Bani Haykal Improvisation

Peter Ivan Edwards (*1973)
Persalutianax

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John Cage (1912 – 1992) 
Music For… (1984 – 87) for large ensemble

More to be announced.


Generation Next

Saturday, 13 April @ YST, Orchestra Hall, 3:00pm

performed by
Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo (Switzerland)
Wu Xian (Singapore)
Liu Beibei, cello

Programme

Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013)
3 Strophes sur le Nom de Sacher (1976) for cello solo

More to be announced.


INTERCOMUNICAZIONE

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Saturday, 13 April @ YST, Concert Hall, 4:30pm

performed by
Wu Xian
(Singapore)
Martin Jaggi, cello
Jongah Yoon, piano

Programme

Das Bliesheimer Kreuz: A Documentary on Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918 – 1970) 
Intercomunicazione (1967) for cello and piano


MÉLANGE I

Saturday, 13 April @ YST, Orchestra Hall, 7:30pm

performed by
Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo (Switzerland)
OpusNovus (Singapore)
Wu Xian (Singapore)

Programme

György Kurtág (*1926)
Wind Quintet (1959)

Giacinto Scelsi (1905 – 1988)
Kshara (1975) for 2 double basses (10′)

Matias Far
El poeta/en 7 letras, una de ellas releida (2012-2013) for two saxophones

Chen Yi (*1953)
The Han Figurines (2006) for violin, Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Double Bass, Piano, and Percussion.

György Kurtág (*1926)
12 Microludes (1977) for string quartet

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (*1977)
Sequences (2016) for bass flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and contrabassoon


OPEN SPACES 

Saturday, 13 April @ YST FOYER, 9:00pm

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A 60-minute immersive improvisation with a collection of the best experimental improvisers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the expansive foyer of the YST conservatory.


REGIONAL CURRENTS

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Sunday, 14 April @ YST, Orchestra Hall, 3:00pm

performed by
Ding Yi (Singapore)

Programme to be announced.


Passepartout

Sunday, 14 April @ YST, Concert Hall, 4:30pm

performed by
Passepartout Duo
Christopher Salvito, percussion
Nicoletta Favari, piano 

Programme

Marta Forsberg
Gentle acts

Florent Ghys 
Poor Margie

Andy Akiho (*1979)
Stop speaking

Vanissa Law
Red Sheep

Adeline Wong (*1975)
Titik-titik

Nick Omiccioli (*1982)
To be announced


MÉLANGE II

Sunday, 14 April @ YST, Orchestra Hall, 7:30pm

performed by
Landman/Stadler Saxophone Duo (Switzerland)
OpusNovus (Singapore)
Wu Xian (Singapore)

Programme

Jürg Frey (*1953)
Two instruments (1998) for saxophone and timpani

Richard Carrick (*1971)
Family Resemblances (1997, revised 2012) for Saxophone, Piano, and Percussion

Morton Feldman (1926 – 1987)
Instruments one (1974) for 6 instrumentalists

Paul Clift (*1978)
duet/anagram (2015) for two saxophones and electronics

More to be announced.

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