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

Tij en ontij : balletmuziek, op. 52, (1956) / Lex van Delden

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2222 2200 timp perc str

Sinfonietta : per orchestra, 1940/41 / Jan van Dijk

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2233 4331 timp perc hp pf str

Capriccio : for symphony orchestra / John Borstlap, 1994-2002

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 3trb tb timp perc str

 

composition

Metamorphosis : for orchestra / Austin Yip

Publisher's number: 18124
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: picc 2fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 2trb trb0b tb 2perc str
Duration: 6'00"
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Artists often like to develop their works around the concept of “metamorphosis”, but the understanding of “metamorphosis” varies among people. With Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, people often regard the title as the “change of form”, rather than an “improved change”—because the protagonist wakes up one day and realises himself being transformed into a giant insect. Such transformation differs from people’s normal understanding of the term “metamorphosis”, which is often the process to transform something from an immature state to a relatively more mature state. However, Kafka’s protagonist transforms from the family’s support into a gigantic burden in just one night. In the reader’s eyes, it seems as if the title “Metamorphosis” refers more to the transformation of the protagonist’s family, which turns well after the protagonist’s death, rather than the protagonist himself.
This work, entitled “Metamorphosis”, is to be paired up with its Chinese name, “Po Kan”, which literally means “to break through a cocoon”. It depicts the moment of how a troublesome matter resolves, and the short instance right after the process. Similar to how a worm transforms into a cocoon, and then to a butterfly, after the process of metamorphosis, the short instance of beauty gradually changes, and eventually the butterfly faces death. In Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, the protagonist’s family seems to have a bright life after the protagonist dies, but actually no one knows what happens to them next. Nonetheless, everyone enjoys the moment of the transformation.
Austin Yip

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