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Toronto Symphony’s New Creations bristle with colour

Toronto Symphony’s New Creations bristle with colour

March 5, 2018

Local premieres see great new and recent work outweighing the mediocre by a wide margin.

"...The first, Dust Devils by Canadian composer Vivian Fung, is a taut, 10-minute classically structured creation in one movement divided into three sections — fast, slow and fast again. Fung effectively gives the sound motion and shape through rhythm and massing voices in the orchestra rather than by working with melodies or motifs.

Composed in 2011 and revised three years later, Dust Devils is like a good abstract painting, where one can appreciate the techniques used in its composition. Fung is a clever orchestrator, using all sorts of subtle layering to achieve her effects..."


Related Composers: Vivian Fung