After their debut concert Unboxing New Music: Sounds of Asia at SIFA 2020, Ensemble Æqulibrium, led by music director LIEN Boon Hua (CSS Associate Member), performs American composer David LANG’s these broken wings (2008). In SIFA’s words,
Shifting from relentless momentum, to eerie calm and dance-like exuberance, Ensemble Æquilibrium offers a new gaze on this piece, drawing parallels between its three movements and the unimaginable global transformations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conceived as a dynamic film tableaux, directed by Sean HARRISON, the work offers us a moment to reflect on the year passed, through music and image.
Carolin RALSER, flute
Daniel YIAU, clarinet
Gabriel LEE, violin
Martin JAGGI, cello
Bertram WEE, piano (CSS Full Member)
Derek KOH, percussion
LIEN Boon Hua, conductor (CSS Associate Member)
Recording Producer: Brandon WONG
Director of Photography: Sean Leonard HARRISON
2nd Camera: CHOO Wansy
Lighting Designer: LOW Wee Cheng
Special thanks to Singapore International Festival of Arts.