Rei Munakata

GSOPlay: low fidelity

A first performance that finally can meet its audience: Joshua Wat’s somber soundscapes, inspired by his native Hong Kong. Now streaming on GSOPlay.

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Joshua Wat is a composer from Hong Kong. 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).

low fidelity was written under the guidance of Malin Bång and Ole Lützow-Holm in the composition courses at the Academy of Music and Drama of the University of Gothenburg. In this piece, Joshua Wat looked at transposing daily soundscapes in Hong Kong into music for flute/bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano and cello. This results in a calm and obscure listening experience in contrast to the swarming life of the city.


Joshua Wat low fidelity

Rei Munakata conductor