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

Violin Concerto Nº 1: Generation : Version for violin and piano / Yip Ho Kwen Austin

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin and keyboard instrument
Scoring: vn pf

Nocturnal activities : for six percussionists, 1990 / Jan Bus

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Scoring: 6perc

Molot : for marimba solo / Ig Henneman

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Scoring: mar

Solitude : for marimba and three wood blocks, 1988 / Jan Bus

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Scoring: mar(woodblocks)

 

composition

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

Publisher's number: 18122
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Scoring: 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.

Sheet Music
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