Chang Seok Choi receives Honourable Mention at the 2015 Chengdu-China 11th Sun River Prize

PhD Candidate Chang Seok Choi’s recent composition Animus for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (2015) has received an Honourable Mention at the 2015 Chengdu-China 11th Sun River  Students’ New Music Composition Competition.

Chang Seok describes the motivation behind the piece:

Animus (Character) is an expression of the characteristics of the five different states that become each of the five movements respectively, i.e. Temporalis (Temporary), Chaos (Chaos), Segregationem (Isolation), Ordo (Order), and Aeternus (Eternal). This musical work moulds and sculptures tone colours and timbres, neutralising conventional thoughts on melody, harmony and rhythm through an athematic writing, an equilibrium of harmony, and a liquidation of rhythm. Animus sings of an unfailing hope for a new sound world despite the present sufferings and troubles.

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