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 / Austin Yip

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

Symfonie no. 1 : 1981 / Henk Stoop

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 3323 4331 timp 4perc 2hp str

Organum : voor klein orkest, 1982 / Henk Keizer

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 1010 2sax-a 0010 (or other wind instr) 2perc pf str

Orkestvariaties : chaconne en fantasie, opus 18, voor symfonieorkest, 1989 / Marc van Delft

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 3222 4331 timp 2-7perc (hp pf(cel) ad lib.) str

 

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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"
Year of composition: 2016
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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