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Singapore Composers Festival Programme
(Sat, 23rd Mar 2024)

1000 – 1030
1030 – 1130
Festival Welcome
Talk 1: Exploring Alternative Compositional Approaches Through the Lens of Games

 

Speaker: Danny Imson

Games offer a unique platform for experimentation, encouraging composers, interpreters and artists to integrate elements from their personal experience and facets of cultural identity through conventional or unconventional sound materials, forms and perhaps new spatial experiences. Such unpredictable phenomena from games offer non-linear narratives and interactive environments, challenging traditional compositional boundaries. 

 

Ticket Price: FREE; Register HERE.

1130 – 1300
LUNCH BREAK
1300 – 1430
Opening Concert:
Young Composers Forum
Presenting the works of young composers selected from our YCF Programme: Andre GOH, Grace SEN, CHAN Hao Li, MAH Ji Rui, Joel TAN, Verena LOW, Xavier HUI, TJAN Yi Xuan, TAN Zheng Rui.
Performed by: WeirdAftertaste

 

The 2nd edition of CSS’ Young Composers Forum took place from October 2023 to March 2024. Under the tutelage of senior CSS composers Joyce Koh, John Sharpley and Yuting Tan, 9 young composers were selected to undergo a 6-month creative period of meet-the-musician sessions, lectures, individual lessons and workshop sessions, developing new pieces for local new music collective Weird Aftertaste which culminate in this final concert.

 

Ticket Price:

  • Student Members: S$5

  • Student Non-Members: S$8

  • Full & Associate Members: S$8

  • Non-Members: S$15

; Register HERE.

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1430 - 1500
BREAK
1500 – 1600
Talk 2: How Do You Make Software Sing?
Designing New Instruments for Maximum
Expressivity
Speaker: Pete Kellock

Pete says he has a "modest goal": he's trying to create the most expressive and musically-versatile musical instruments that have ever existed (or at least the most expressive and musically-versatile electronic instruments). He does this by taking commercially-available MIDI control devices and combining / extending them to create new instruments and meta-instruments. 

 

The key ingredient in this is software: to define the behaviour and response of these instruments, Pete builds code in Max/MSP, Java, and C - a process of technological experimentation and discovery guided by musical instincts. In this talk he will demonstrate several of the instruments and talk about the goals and challenges in creating them.

 

Ticket Price: FREE; Register HERE.

1600 - 1630
1630 – 1800
BREAK
Closing Concert:
Composers Society of Singapore x 
Malaysia Composers Collective
Presenting the works of: Jellal KoaySebastian Ooi, Ainolnaim Azizol, Avik CHARI, DING Jian Han, Nathanael KOH.
Performed by: WeirdAftertaste

 

Joining hands with the Malaysian Composers Collective, the Composers Society of Singapore and Weird Aftertaste present a diverse palette of sounds and stories from composers of Singapore and Malaysia.

 

Ticket Price:

  • Student Members: S$5

  • Student Non-Members: S$8

  • Full & Associate Members: S$8

  • Non-Members: S$15

; Register HERE.

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This festival is proudly supported by our venue sponsor, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) of Singapore

 

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This festival is also generously supported by the National Arts Council's stART Fund 

 

Lastly, we thank the following individuals for their kind support:

Ferdinand de Bakker

Andrea Giam

Pete Kellock

Sara Fang

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