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

Halt Fail : for saxophone quartet / Austin Yip

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: sax-s sax-a sax-ten sax-bar

Speaking : for percussion sextet, 1990 / Maarten Altena

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 6perc

Music for wooden shoes : four percussion players, 1978 / Koos Terpstra

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 4perc

Independance blues : for drum set, 1984, 1990 & 1991 / Pierre Courbois

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: drumset

 

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
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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Score Download (A4), 24 pages EUR 13.10
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