Retrospect

2018

Yeo Zhe Qi Joey

Retrospect is a piece written with the current affairs of ASEAN countries and the trend of rapid Westernisation in mind. It is a musical representation of influences on the composer style in terms of both Traditional elements and sounds from the West. The piece is split into 3 sections; “The Pendopo”, “The Dalang” and “The Wayang Kulit”, which are all components of the Javanese Gamelan Shadow Puppet Show, and the piece is structured in a way that expands the initial soundscape created by the usage of textures through extended techniques into a more melodious section that follows the elements of Gamelan composition like cross-rhythms and doubling. Finally, the piece ends with a surge of energy that combines the tonality of western music and the structure of traditional music.

 

Musicians:

Dini Pratiwi, Saron and Slenthem

Jiyoung Lee, Flute (TIMF)

Hyo Dan Cho, Bass Clarinet (TIMF)

Natapat Pisutwong, Violin (PGVIM)

Pulish Likhitwatanasad, Cello (PGVIM)

Peerawit Aunruan, Guitar (PGVIM)

 

Peter Veale , Conductor