composer

Yip, Austin

Born in Hong Kong, Austin Yip’s works have been performed worldwide. Places like the United States, Argentina, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, China and Australia ...

related works

Marimba Concerto Nº 1: Road Business : for solo marimba and percussion quintet / Austin Yip

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: mar 5perc

Boomerang : for piano, 2 congas and marimba / Julia Tsenova

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: pf 2cga mar

Mallets : for 4 marimbas and vibraphone (4 players), 1994 / 1996 / Martin Lo-A-Njoe

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 3mar mar(vibr)

Ranta music : for one percussion player, (original version), 1968 / Rob du Bois

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: perc

 

composition

Urban Construction : for two vibraphones and two marimbas / Austin Yip

Publisher's number: 18122
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 2vibr 2mar
Remarks: Commissioned by Toolbox Percussion in 2017.
Duration: 9'30"
Number of players: 4
Year of composition: 2017
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Inspired by Kafka’s short story “On the Tram”, “Urban Construction” depicts the sense of helplessness of people who live in a busy urban culture. As Kafka mentions in the story, he cannot “indicate any claims” for many things in life, and in fact, no one really cares. The only thing that could light himself up is probably gazing at a random girl on the tram. Written for two vibraphones, two marimbas and a dancer, “Urban Construction” portrays the hopelessness of the story through the strong pulse in music and the body movement of the dancer.

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