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

Posted on 28 October 2015

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

Chang Seok described the motivation behind the piece:

Animus (Character) is an expression of 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.