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Prologue to Neither Here nor There

Composer: Joshua Wat

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 2021

Price: €16.00

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  • Description +
    • Preface

      Prologue to Neither Here nor There is primarily an exploration of different musical textures possible with only two mallets on the marimba, and a reflection of what is only playable and meaningful with two mallets but not the standard four. Written with the help of Simon Halvarsson.

      Supported by the Stellar Composer Competition 2021.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba

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    • Performed by Simon Halvarsson

  • About the composer +
    • Joshua Wat is a composer from Hong Kong, active in Sweden. He has composed for orchestra, choir, various ensembles and solo instruments, as well as electronics. He has worked with ensembles like Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Gageego!. He has won the Stellar Composition Competition with his Prologue to Neither Here nor There for solo marimba. His piano quintet Souvenir of Fallen Grace was a finalist entry in the O/Modernt Composition Award in Sweden. His viola quartet Vanity of Repetition was also selected to be performed at a concert by the Dutch Viola Society. Earlier this year he has been accepted into the Swedish Society of Composers (Föreningen svenska tonsättare). Joshua studied music composition at a master’s level at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He was the recipient of the Stena Stiftelsen scholarship and the Stiftelsen Otto och Charlotte Mannheimer scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Music from Hong Kong Baptist University with a focus on music composition courses. In and out of university, he has studied composition and music theory with composers including Malin Bång, Ole Lützow-Holm, Alain Chiu Long Tin, Mike McFerron and Christopher Keyes.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Nicola Lee
      Photo: Charlie Chan
      Engraving: CPH Engraving
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER

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