Asian Contemporary Ensemble

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Mar | 8pm

UCC Dance Studio | $16

1 hour 10 minutes

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The Asian Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) returns to the NUS Arts Festival with a brand new collaboration with the Japan-America Institute for New Music (JAINM), featuring acclaimed Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto, who makes his solo debut in Singapore. Pacific Mirrors also presents acclaimed Singaporean violinist Loh Jun Hong and Thai baritone Saran Senavinin as guest performers.

This concert features a different repertoire each evening, focusing on original works by young international prizewinners from Singapore, Japan, South Korea and USA, as well as world-renowned Chinese composer Ye Xiao-Gang. Some of these works have been performed at prestigious events such as the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the Thailand International Composition Festival as well as the Vietnam-Europe International New Music Festival in 2014.

Frissions by Hoh Chung Shih, the only work repeated for both nights, is an interactive work for solo violin and electronics, and promises a unique auditory experience with each performance. The work includes a large section of improvisation and aleatory, which allows the performer to make musical decisions on the spot. The programme also features Emily Koh's kilobyte which was commissioned for the recent Singapore International Violin Competition. Interesting anecdotes and discussions would be shared before each work.

Pacific Mirrors also celebrates the Paul Abisheganaden Grant for Artistic Excellence, with the artistic involvement of all its recipients – Wong Kah Chun (conductor), Emily Koh (composer) and Chen Zhangyi (composer)..

Concert Programme

Sat 28 March

a) Frissions – Hoh Chung Shih
b) Linghu – Li Shao Sheng
c) My Beloved – Sun-Young Park
d) Air from Floyd Sonata – Chen Zhangyi
e) Lilac Nova – Sayo Kosugi

(a) and (d) performed by Loh Jun Hong
(b) and (e) performed by Ryu Goto
(c) performed by Saran Senavinin


Sun 29 March

a) Frissions – Hoh Chung Shih
b) Five Minutes For a Century Ago – Chad Cannon
c) kilobyte – Emily Koh
d) Namura Cuo – Ye Xiao Gang

(a) and (c) performed by Loh Jun Hong
(b) and (d) performed by Ryu Goto

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