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

Concert : voor altsaxofoon en kamerorkest, 1983 / Paul Termos

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Saxophone and orchestra
Instruments: 2222 0000 str(8.8.6.4.2.) sax-a-solo

Concerto for alto saxophone : for alto saxophone and orchestra, 1992 / Tera de Marez Oyens

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Saxophone and orchestra
Instruments: 2fl fl(pic) 2ob ob(eh) 2cl 2fg 4h 3trp 3trb tb timp 3perc str sax-a-solo

Concerto for saxophone and orchestra : 1982 / Misha Mengelberg

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Saxophone and orchestra
Instruments: 3332 2221 2perc str sax-a-solo

 

composition

Zerstreutes Hinausschaun : for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and orchestra / Yip Ho Kwen Austin

Publisher's number: 18125
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Saxophone and orchestra
Instruments: sax-s-solo sax-a-solo 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 2h timp 2perc hp str
Remarks: Commissioned by Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2017.
Duration: 7'30"
Year of composition: 2017
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
The work “Zerstreutes Hinausschaun” (Absent-minded Window-gazing), written for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and orchestra (or piano), is inspired by Franz Kafka’s short story of the same name. Published in the collection of Kafka’s “Contemplation”, this story only has three paragraphs, depicting the protagonist’s gaze of a man and a little girl over a window:

"What are we to do with these spring days that are now fast coming on? Early this morning the sky was gray, but if you go to the window now you are surprised and lean your cheek against the latch of the casement.
The sun is already setting, but down below you see it lighting up the face of the little girl who strolls along looking about her, and at the same time you see her eclipsed by the shadow of the man behind overtaking her.
And then the man has passed by and the little girl's face is quite bright."

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