MCC Projects

The Malaysian Composers Collective (MCC) has, in addition to its general activities, pionered a number of special projects to encourage the composing and performing of new music in the country.

The projects were made possible with the collaboration of composers, performers and partners such as HSBC Bank, Cendana Arts Fund, Yayasan Sime Darby, Off The Edge Magazine, Five Arts Centre and Goethe Institut KL and BFM 89.9 The Business Station, the Selangor government and the Federal Territories Ministry, among others.

Among our milestone projects are:
Media coverage

BFM 89.9: Free Hand For Music - radio interview with Mei Yi Foo & Adeline Wong (8/8/19)

Nuyou: August 2019 issue feature

New Straits Times: Foo's Back With Merdeka Sounds (9/8/19)

Nanyang Siang Pau: Arts - Mei Yi Foo on the piano (9/8/19)

The Edge, Options magazine: Unearthing New Classics (10/8/19)

The Sun: An all-Malaysian affair (14/8/19)

Malaysiakini 2016: Komponis wanita Malaysia di pentas Asia

Sinchew Daily 6/10/2016: 本土女将出另类创作辑.“新音乐”我们也行

China Press 6/10/2016: 為作曲人公會籌款

Guang Ming Daily 13/10/2016: 全馬首張女性創作光碟 - "Malaysia's first Malaysian women composers CD"

The Star, 15/10/2016: Weaving a fabric of cultures

Focus Magazine, 2016

BFM Radio interview with Interweaves composers, 2016

Komunitikini, 8 Feb 2012: Malaysian composer paints music from visual images - Adeline Wong on her work Longing

Komunitikini, 8 Feb 2012: Malaysian young composer wins prize at first Asian festival outing - Jessica Cho on her trip to Taiwan ACL Festival

New Straits Times: Music In The City, 20 May 09

Sin Chew Jit Poh: In Search Of Local Composers, 14 June 09

Off The Edge magazine: In With The New, preview of the festival, July 2009

Off The Edge magazine: The show must go on! - feature on Johan Othman, guest jury, August 2009

Off The Edge magazine: Multiplicity, interview with Prof Dieter Mack, guest speaker, September 2009

Off The Edge magazine: Of prophets and bandits, interview with Slamet Sjukur, guest speaker, October 2009

Going Places (MAS Inflight magazine): Playlist - City In Chorus, October 2009

Time Out KL - Compose Away (Brian Kwan), November 2009

Off The Edge magazine: We Built This City - sneak peek of the festival programme, November 2009

Off The Edge magazine: Young At Art: Fastracking the second generation of composers - a feature on the five finalists in the HSBC Young Composers Workshop 08 (CH Loh. Jul 2008)

Off The Edge magazine: Classics Investment Stragety: Irene Dorner, CEO of HSBC Malaysia, talks about the HSBC Classics Festival and the Young Composers Workshop (Alan Wong, Jul 08)

Off The Edge magazine: Piano to Forte: HSBC Classics Piano Competition ropes in the works of 9 Malaysian composers. (CH Loh. Mar 2008)

Off The Edge magazine: Article Of Faith: Malaysia's first contemporary music anthology released. (CH Loh. Feb 2008)

Off The Edge magazine: Faith, Hope & Chaos: a review works performed at the Asia Pacific Festival 2007 (Nick Choo. Jun 2007)

Kakiseni, HSBC Young Composers Workshop 2008 - Interview with CH Loh on the Young Composers Workshop 08 (Yasmin Zetti Martin, Jul 08)

The Star, Music to the ears - preview of the Young Commposers Workshop (Jason Cheah, June 08)

The Star, Sweet sound of success - preview of the HSBC Piano Fastival and Young Composers Workshop (May 08)

The Sun, Anthology Of Local Contemporary Music (Feb 08)

Options, Defining Malaysian Music (Anandhi Gopinath, Feb 08)

Kakiseni, Leading the Way into Chaos - A review of Malaysian Contemporary Music Voi 1 (Zalina Lee, Mar 08)

The Star, Local Gems - Article with interviews on the anthology Malaysian Contemporary Music Voi 1 (Martin Vengadesan, Mar 08)

NST, Money On The Arts - Featuring the recipients of the Krishen Jit Astro Fund 07 (Radin Sri Ghazali, Nov 07)

The Star, New Sounds - Malaysian composers at the Asia Pacific Festival (Jason Cheah, 2007)