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 : for violin and symphonic band / Austin Yip

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: vn-solo picc 2fl ob 4cl cl-b 2sax-a sax-ten sax-bar 4h 3tpt 2trb trb-b 2euph 2tb timp 4perc db

Nori : for baritone saxophone / bass clarinet and piano, 1991 / Walter Hekster

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument; Clarinet and keyboard instrument
Instruments: sax-b pf / cl-b pf

Drie moments musicaux : altsaxofoon, piano, opus 82, 1982 / Marius Flothuis

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Instruments: sax-a pf

If this ain't jazz... : for soprano saxophone (or another melody instrument) and piano / Patrick van Deurzen

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Instruments: sax-s pf

 

composition

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

Publisher's number: 20241
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Instruments: sax-s sax-a pf
Remarks: Original version for orchestra commissioned by Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2017.
Duration: 7'30"
Number of players: 3
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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