Online Performances by Asia-Pacific Ensembles (Oct/Nov Edition)

Online Performances by Asia-Pacific Ensembles (Oct/Nov Edition)
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Composers are famed for pushing the boundaries of music, experimenting with new ideas and challenging preconceptions. This month, we present to you some online performances of works that dare to be different. Listen to the bold renditions of Luke Styles and Kaija Saariaho by members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music:



Double bassist David Flynn from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra performs the online premiere of Trussed by Luke Styles.

"I was most impressed by Luke Styles’ work Trussed. He named it after the captive state of the heavy strings of the Double Bass, often dubbed the 'Ugly Duckling' of the orchestra. The work is a revelation with David Flynn emphasising the versatility of the instrument with alternating pizzicato and legato and frequent use of the lowest note of the orchestra. Exhilarating and definitely my favourite of a superb octet." — Tony Burke, from classikon.com


Students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music perform Lichtbogen by Kaija Saariaho