Detailed Programme Notes
15 works have been selected from Malaysia's growing pool of new music composers, from distinguished pioneers of the millenium's first decade such as Ng Chong Lim, Tazul Tajuddin and Adeline Wong,, to our brightest young talents of today's new generation, many of whom have had their music performed abroad and won various awards.
You can read the full programme notes of the works here, as originally supplied by the composers in their complete form, so that you may gain a fuller understanding of some of the musical as well as extra-musical aspects behind the pieces.
The works & the composers
Ainolnaim Azizol - Titik Titik (2015)
Titik-titik is a short, atmospheric piece with accompanying audio track composed for the 15 Minutes of Fame project.
It was written for piano solo with tape and moving images on an environmental theme. The sound gestures of the piece were inspired by the tragic story and images of the ‘dancing cat fever’ disease of recent history, which arose out of mercury poisoning.
Pianist-composer and sound artist Ainolnaim received his Masters in Music (composition) at Birmingham Conservatoire, UK and too part in the Darmstadt Summer Course 2012, where he attended lessons with Brian Ferneyhough, among others.
A full-time lecturer and academic researcher at Universi-
ti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Faculty of Music, he has won
numerous prizes for his compositions, notably 2nd Prize
at the 2014 Asian Composers League festival in Japan. He is also the founder of the country’s first electronic music festival SPECTRA.