“Singaporean composer Emily Koh’s synpunkt (2013) for flute, clarinet and percussion commences with key clicks and short breathy notes in the winds, punctuated by dry strikes on suspended cymbal, gradually building into a spirited dialog between the contrasting timbres. She explains that the title is derived from the Swedish word for “comment” or “opinion”, literally meaning “the ability to see points.” Indeed, much of the work could be described as pointillistic. Koh is Assistant Professor of Composition at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia.”