Table Bay is a natural bay on the Atlantic Ocean overlooked by Cape Town and is at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula, which stretches south to the Cape of Good Hope. It was named. Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to explore this region in 1486; the bay, although famous for centuries as a haven for ships, is a rather poor natural harbour and is badly exposed to gales from both the SE and NW. Many sailing ships seeking refuge in the bay during the 17th and 18th centuries were driven ashore by storms; the Dutch colonists persisted with their efforts on the shores of Table Bay, because good natural harbours along this coastline are non-existent. The best of them, Saldanha Bay, lacked fresh water, the only realistic alternatives were rightly inaccessible at the time and only marginally less exposed to the weather, notoriously bad in the Cape Peninsula. A harbour was built in Table Bay by a process of land reclamation and was defended by breakwaters to protect shipping; the older part of this structure is called the Victoria Dock.
Suyen Corporation is a Philippine conglomerate most known for the clothing brand Bench. It was founded by Ben Chan who serves as the chairman of the company; the company's name came from "Suyen" the name of the daughter of Nenita Lim, Chan's sister, the namesake of a children's boutique brand of the same name opened by Lim. It is headquartered at the Bench Tower at the Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. Suyen Corporation is most known for its clothing brand Bench, the flagship brand of the company, it owns other local clothing brands such as Human, its streetwear line and Kashieca, which caters to young women. Suyen manages Bench Skin Expert, Bench Fix Salon, Bench Barbers, PCX - a cosmetics and beauty shop. Suyen is the distributor of products of the various clothing and cosmetics foreign brands in the PhilippinesThe company is involved in the food industry, managing the Philippine operations of Japanese chains Miasen, St. Marc Cafe, Pablo, as well as Patchi, Bench Cafe, named after its flagship brand
Radio Rewrite is a 2012 work for instrumental ensemble by American composer Steve Reich, inspired by two songs by British rock band Radiohead: "Jigsaw Falling into Place" and "Everything in Its Right Place". The piece represents the first time, it has five movements, alternating fast and slow, is scored for clarinet, two violins, cello, two vibraphones, two pianos and electric bass. The work premiered in London, UK in 2013, performed by the London Sinfonietta, to a positive reception. Much attention focused on the Radiohead material, with some reviewers praising how it is integrated, while others question whether Radiohead's style is suited to Reich's work. Alarm Will Sound made the first recording of the piece for an album of the same name released on Nonesuch Records in 2014. Reich is one of the founders of the minimalist movement in music. While his work takes inspiration from Baroque music, Igor Stravinsky, Hebrew cantillation and West African and Balinese music, the composer states that he has composed only two earlier pieces that directly reference material from existing music.
His 1995 vocal work, draws from 12th–13th century composer Pérotin. Reich connects this practice of rewriting with a long tradition in classical music, stretching back to the early 15th century. Although he sees classical and popular music as linked – as he puts it, "the window is open between the street and the concert hall" – and has composed for electronic instruments, Reich does not describe himself as a fan of rock music, had never investigated the potential of western pop/rock music for such treatment. Reich's compositions have been referenced in popular music across many different genres, his influence is apparent as an inspiration to works by Aphex Twin, Björk, David Bowie, Tyondai Braxton, Bryce Dessner, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, The Orb, Talking Heads, Tortoise and U2, among others. Reich claims to be happy for disc jockeys to remix his work. Radiohead is a five-member British rock band, formed in the mid-1980s, whose recent style was described in 2012 as "jazz-tinged electronic rock".
Reich first encountered the group's lead guitarist, Jonny Greenwood, in September 2011 at the Sacrum Profanum festival in Kraków, where Greenwood was playing Reich's Electric Counterpoint for live and pre-recorded electric guitar with Ensemble Modern. Impressed with Greenwood's performance, Reich was struck by the rock guitarist's varied interests as a composer and viola player, he knew Greenwood's score for the film There Will Be Blood and comments, "'Here's a guy into Messiaen.' I'd never have known it was written by a rocker."After the festival, Reich explored Radiohead's music for the first time. He describes them as "an important and innovative rock group" and "definitely one of the best bands around", stating that "their melodic stuff is beautiful." He found two songs were memorable: their "Everything in Its Right Place" from the 2000 album Kid A, the more recent and upbeat "Jigsaw Falling into Place," from the 2007 album In Rainbows. Reich describes "Jigsaw" as "a beautiful song" featuring "elaborate harmonic movement."
"Everything" he calls "a rich song. It's simple and complex at the same time." "It's three-chord rock but it's not, it's unusual." He explains. Reich comments that the word "everything" is sung to tonic–dominant–tonic, echoing unconsciously, the dominant–tonic chords that form "the end of everything in classical music... it's perfect, it is everything." In 2011, Reich was working on a joint ensemble commission from Alarm Will Sound and London Sinfonietta, which he had conceived as "a giant counterpoint piece" for 15 musicians doubled against an equal number of recordings. The piece was stalled, having failed to come together, Reich decided to use material in the two Radiohead songs that he found "exhilarating, energizing" as inspiration to reinvigorate the project, he neither sampled the Radiohead wrote variations on them. He deliberately composed the rock-inspired work for an ensemble playing entirely classical instruments. Reich states that the strongest ties to the original songs are found in the first two movements of the five-movement work the fast first movement which echoes the harmonic structure of "Jigsaw" and borrows a brief melodic element.
In the slow second movement, Reich deliberately shuffled the chord progression from "Everything", which he describes as "powerful," in addition to transposing it in key, to avoid drawing too on the song. This section borrows the tonic–dominant–tonic setting of the word "everything,", additionally used in the other slow section. In the final three movements the two fast ones, Reich moved further from the source material; the piece was completed in August 2012. Radio Rewrite is scored for clarinet, two violins, cello, two vibraphones, two pianos and electric bass guitar; the piece lasts around 19 minutes and has five movements, which alternate fast and slow tempi and are played continuously. The three fast movements draw from "Jigsaw Falling into Place," and the two slow from "Everything in Its Right Place." According to the composer, "As to hearing the original songs, the truth is – sometimes you hear th