Second ACL trip of a lifetime, and I had two pieces that were going to be performed. One because it got selected in the general call for scores, and the other because I was a young composer representative of Singapore. This ACL festival has got to be one of my favorite festivals so far because it had a ton of music, and it also felt like we were a tour group of composers exploring beautiful Israel. I loved my week there!
Can’t wait to be back in Israel. What a beautiful country with an incredible history.
Opening address and speech by ACL president Joshua Chan.
Headed to Jerusalem with composers Rupert Pang, Chen Yao and Ian Ng.
Israel Chamber Orchestra concert
Inside the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem. Look at all that Medici gold!
Israel Contemporary Players performing my piece [circum]-perceptio at the Arnold Schonberg Hall
ACL General Assembly 2012
Treated to a concert for traditional instruments.
Love the contrast of old and new in Jaffa.
Swam in the dead sea. I couldn’t get the idea of extending my legs out for some reason.
Visited and climbed around Masada.
Israel Sinfonietta concert.
With our tour guide Zwi! He’s 75 and walks much faster and is much more awake than I am.