SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

Unboxing new music

Published on Nov 17, 2020
Koh Cheng Jin's YAMA in SIFA 2020
Screenshot from Singapore International Festival of Arts / Facebook

Created during the pandemic, "Unboxing New Music" is a digital programme that features some of the finest composers and performers from Singapore and Asia. This Singapore International Festival of Arts series features not one, but two musicians from SOTA's Music faculty!

Written by Class of 2014 Music alumna Koh Cheng Jin, 'YAMA' has both eastern and western influences, reflecting Cheng Jin's background in Yang Qin and Western Composition. Her composition captures the colour and intrigue of Yan Luo Wang, the Chinese deity of the Underworld. In addition, the performance of this piece also introduces the newly-minted Singaporean group, Ensemble Æquilibrium, which Music faculty member Carolin Ralser is a part of. We are proud to see contributions by the SOTA community in SIFA!