Speaker: Dr. Kim Kuok Ip
ZOOM Meeting ID: 489 839 3418 Password: 589576
Abstract of the talk:
The wind band is an instrumental ensemble which is no strings attached but consists of woodwind, brass and percussion instrument. Different from symphony orchestra, the traditional wind band repertoires are highly related to military. Nonetheless, transcriptions and arrangements of western classical music, folk music and popular tunes are introduced in the wind band repertoires list. Original compositions for wind band are also featured in ceremonies, concerts and competitions.
This talk will demonstrate the wind band heritage by exploring its pluralistic cultural, historic, and social contexts. Several important composers and their works will also be included.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kim Kuok Ip was born and raised in Macau. He was given piano lessons at the age of 10 and played clarinet in his college band when he studied at Yuet Wah College (Macao). After he finished high school in 2004, he studied music composition under Dr. Stephen Wood, Prof. Alan Williams and Prof. Peter Graham in the University of Salford and graduated as PhD Composition in 2011. Hundreds of pieces have been arranged for percussion ensembles, wind bands, orchestras and other groups formed by professional soloists. Soundtracks for theatres, films and documentaries, contemporary compositions were produced with cooperating music directors, conductors, producers, sound engineers, soloists, films directors, dance groups, choirs and popular music singers from UK, Zhuhai, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.