Sunday, June 23, 2013

SCO Two-Day Composer Workshop

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra is organising a two-day workshop for aspiring composers and their fans. Here's more information:


SCO organizes a two-day composer workshop

Singapore, 28 May 2013 (Tuesday) – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is organizing a two-day composer workshop on 21 and 22 July 2013 at the Singapore Conference Hall. Composers and experts from the Chinese orchestra industry and musicians will share insights of the Chinese orchestra and in Chinese music composition. SCO Music Director Tsung Yeh and SCO Composer-in-Residence Law Wai-Lun will host the workshop which includes a two-day symposium and a score reading and demonstration session of new works. The two-day workshop will be conducted in mandarin.


21 July 2013 (Sunday)

1. Symposium (7 – 10pm)

Speakers and Topics:
Chong Kee Yong - Compostional concepts and maintaining international standards in music composition

Hoh Chung Shih - How Chinese culture and artistic practices inspire composition with modern music techniques

Qu Jian Qing, Ma Huan - The importance of the pluck-strings in Chinese orchestra

22 July 2013 (Monday)

1. Reading and Demonstration of New Works (9am – 12noon)
– Demonstration of 3 works by Kong Su-Leong, Yii Kah-Hoe and Hoh Chung-Shih
– Score reading and demonstration of new works

2. Dialogue Session between Composers and Musicians (12noon – 1pm)

3. Dialogue Session between Composers and Audience (2pm – 3.30pm)

4.Symposium (3.45pm – 6.30pm)

Speakers and Topics:
Ricky Yeung Wai-Kit - Current situational analysis of Chinese orchestras in various countries and stature of the orchestras

Simon Kong Su-Leong - How do you enable the incorporation of the different sounds and acoustical ability of the Chinese orchestra and orchestration format into a composition

Yii Kah Hoe - How do you make use of elements from folk music in a composition

Event details:

Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composer Workshop 2013
Date: 21 and 22 July 2013 (Sunday & Monday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm (21 July); 9am – 6.30pm (22 July)
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall
Ticket Price (2-day pass): $33 and $20 (concession)
Prices include processing fees.


Get tickets at the Events Page.

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