March 19, 2016
Asman – Nothing Personal: Five Clichés for Chamber Orchestra (2016)
I am pleased to announce that I have completed my composition, entitled “Nothing Personal”. This piece has been commissioned by the Tuks Symphony Orchestra, who will perform the work this year.
Structured as an uninterrupted suite, “Nothing Personal” draws compositional material from various selected quotes that are considered to be clichés. These clichés (like “All in Good Time”, “Skating on Thin Ice” and “The Whole Kit and Caboodle”) pose as the separate movements of the suite.
“On a Night” for alto solo and unaccompanied choir
The idea of a wide ‘harmonic canvas’ placed within a choral environment sparked the creation of On a Night. The piece was written with the intent to display a variety of harmonic colours in conjunction with a poetic na ...
Beginnings: A Climber’s Winter Rhapsody
A Climber’s Winter Symphony (2014) was composed as part of a Common Assessment Task in the composer’s Matric year. The work was composed in Johannesburg, and depicts the various feelings felt when climbing a mountain. The work ...