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29 April 2014

Works by Crossman, Dillon, Pertout, and Portelli at the ACL Festival in Japan

Works by Crossman, Dillon, Pertout, and Portelli at the ACL Festival in Japan

[Updated 2 May - final selection includes works by four Australian composers.]

Works by four Australian composers - Bruce Crossman, Howard Dillon, Andrián Pertout and Daniel Portelli - are included in the program of the 32nd Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference in Japan, 1-7 November 2014.

Crossman's Spirit-Presence for two shakuhachis will be performed at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall as part of the opening concert, while Howard Dillon's Möbius for piano will feature at the 'Meditation: East & West' concert in Tokyo's Sakura Hall. Other works include Pertout's Riesenschritte for alto saxophone, piano, double bass, jazz drum set and computer, which will form part of the 'MALTA-Denshi' concert at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Daniel Portelli is the young composer selected to represent Australia at the Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition and his work Undulations for two soprano saxophones will compete for a commission to be premiered during the next ACL festival in the Philippines.

Official member countries and regions of the Asian Composers League, established in 1973, are Australia (Melbourne Composers' League), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Composers Guild), Israel (Israel Composers' League), Japan (Japan Federation of Composers), Korea, Malaysia (Malaysian Composers Collective), New Zealand (Composers Association of New Zealand), Philippines, Singapore (Composers Society of Singapore), Taiwan, Thailand (Composers Association of New Music) and Turkey (Composers Association of New Music).

Further links

Japan Federation of Composers (www.jfc.gr.jp)
Asian Composers' League (www.asiancomposersleague.com/)

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