Ivan is a versatile composer whose style of compositions range from the contemporary classical genre to musicals, and film music. At LASALLE, Ivan studied under the tutelage of leading Malaysian contemporary music composer Chong Kee Yong. He has worked with local and international ensembles and musicians including Viva String Quartet (Singapore) and New Thread Quartet (New York, US). Recent performances of his compositions include Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival 2014 and Composers Voice Concert Series in New York (2015). His latest commercial works include A Chest of Shadows: A Musical for the Indonesian Arts Festival (2015) and the arrangement for his debut gospel album Tuhan Pulihkan, which will be released in April 2015.
School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) Festival
The School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) Festival is the graduating showcase for BA(Hons) Music and Diploma in Music students from LASALLE College of the Arts.
In keeping with the musical direction of SoCM, the Diploma in Music programme will feature students performing a mix of contemporary popular music and classical music. In the BA(Hons) Music programmes, the concerts will be made up of mostly original compositions written and arranged by the students in the Jazz, Composition and Popular Music specialisms whilst performers from the Classical stream will be presenting contemporary repertoire primarily drawn from the 20th and 21st Centuries.