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15 May 2015

Works by Duncan, Pertout, Smyth, and Vagner at the 2015 ACL festival in the Philippines

Works by Duncan, Pertout, Smyth, and Vagner at the 2015 ACL festival in the Philippines

Works by four Australian composers - Eve Duncan, Andrián Pertout, Tyler Smyth and Natalya Vagner - are included in the program of the 33rd Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference in the Philippines, 5-12 November 2015. The theme for this year's festival is 'Likha-Likas: Reconfiguring Music, Nature, and Myth'.

Australian works selected for the festival are Eve Duncan's Approaching Venice (2014) for symphony orchestra, Andrián Pertout's Un brillo en la oscuridad (2013) for piano trio, Tyler Smyth's Purlieu's Ambit (2014) for piano and Natalya Vagner's Breath (2005) for soprano and piano.

Tyler Smyth (a current student from the Interactive Composition course at the VCA School of Contemporary Music, University of Melbourne) is the young composer selected to represent Australia at the Asian Composers League Young Composer Competition. The conference program will also include papers by Australian composers Scott McIntyre and Maria Grenfell.

The Asian Composers League was established in 1973. Official member countries and regions are Australia (Melbourne Composers' League), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Composers Guild), Indonesia, 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), Turkey (New Music Coop of South/Southeastern Turkey), and Vietnam (Vietnam Musician's Association).

Further links

Asian Composers League (ACL) Philippines (www.aclphilippines.org/)
Asian Composers League (www.asiancomposersleague.com/)


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