About the talk
Impressionism was a style among various French composers in Western classical music during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionism in music developed a generation after impressionism in visual art. Impressionistic music focuses on tone colour and fluidity, and endeavors to suggest an atmosphere and to convey emotions rather than providing a description. This illustrated talk in English will present participants with an in-depth knowledge of this short but brilliant period in the history of music, as well as allow participants to discover masterpieces by Gabriel Fauré, Henri Duparc and Claude Debussy.
About the speaker
Dr Robert Casteels is a versatile and passionate artist, composer, researcher, conductor, pianist and educator. Born in Belgium, he took up permanent residency in Singapore in 1996 and citizenship in 2007. He has contributed tirelessly to Singapore's music scene, has composed more than 130 original works and has conducted more than 50 professional orchestras in a repertoire of 600 works ranging from the early classics to contemporary music, from symphonic to vocal and dance repertoire.
Talk and Q&A session in English
Registration prior to the event is mandatory.