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(Anderson Bridge)







  [Tibetan Bowls (B, and C)


  Glockenspiel (brass mallets) Finger Bells (mounted)


  Bass Drum (or large drum)]

Duration: 6'

􏰖􏰊􏰁􏰑This work is commissioned by conductor Quek Ling Kiong and the Ding Yi Music Company for their “Of Music and Photography - Bridge” concert, 2 December 2018. ‘Anderson Bridge’ is based on the photography and accompanying short essay of Anderson Bridge by Singaporean writer/photographer Mr. Lee Leng Kiong. To me, Lee’s use of the fisheye lens created a special sense of wonder in some of these photos, and had allowed him to take in the exceptional panorama at a glance. What also intrigued me was his comparison of the human eye and the camera lens, in terms of perspective and the basic sense of seeing. The essay also conveyed a sense of nostalgia, in which the exceptional view was once an empty slate, in which he had spent his youth in the 60s and 70s. To musicians, concert-goers, and perhaps tourists, Anderson Bridge is the bridge that one could cross when walking by foot from the colonial Victoria Concert Hall, toward the Esplanade – from the past to the present, and perhaps the future. In the music, I attempt to complement the beautiful photography and poignant prose, so as to create additional dimension.

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