TEMASEK- A VOCAL COMPOSITIONS RECITAL BY XIAO CHUNYUAN
TEMASEK- A VOCAL COMPOSITIONS RECITAL BY XIAO CHUNYUAN features original vocal vocal compositions, written in the form of art songs & song cycles & are based from the poems by renowned Singaporean poets in both English & Chinese literature such as the late Mr. Arthur Yap, Professor Edwin Thumboo, Professor Wong Yoon Wah, Madam Lew Poo Chuan, Miss Zou Lu, Mr Liang Yue, Mr Lin Fang, Mr Zhou Hao. The decision to focus on Singaporean poems, art songs & song cycles is because the composer feels that Singapore though in the early years does have focus on this area, yet it is not enough as most of it are written in Chinese language. The composer feels that more should be done, as Singapore is a multi-racial country & Singaporeans, we trend to be bilingual. Thus, composing in both English & Chinese languages become a perfect choice for the composer. Also, another factor is that the composer in his early years studies classical vocal as part of his major studies in his university days, therefore, writing vocal compositions seems to be the likely choice as he is empowered with the knowledge upon him.
In this recital, musicians with strong musicality are being invited to perform on this stage. The composer feels that, with such strong musicality, the audience will feel what is behind the ideology of the composer & the poets. This will help the audience feel the rapport as well.
Performance is via Association of Composers (Singapore)’s YouTube channel on 22nd May 2021, 8pm.