The concert opened with veteran composer Emily Koh’s chronoma, a combination of the Greek roots chroma (colour) and chronos (time). Influenced by Koh’s time studying Balinese gamelan in Indonesia, combinations of multiple melodies and rhythmic patterns underscored bursts of saxophone melodies accentuated by gong-like sounds and the tapping of individual piano keys. Interestingly, the music’s exploratory quality spurred me to focus on micro-fragments of music, such as the eerily high saxophone register and delicate percussive textures towards the music’s ending, reminiscent of a bird escaping from threat with urgency.