July 23, 2008

BUTOH JAM! 26 July 2008

Time & Date: 26 July, 2008, 8:30pm

Venue: The Annexe Galleries, Central Market

Admission: RM20 general, RM10 student

Lena Ang and Lee Swee Keong, two distinctive forces of Butoh in Malaysia, collaborate in a fun interactive evening of butoh jam. In this one off event, Lena Ang and Lee Swee Keong, together with musicians, Jerome Kugan and Kok Siew Wai will demonstrate the power of butoh improvisation where creativity knows no boundaries.

Come embrace butoh in its rawnest sense!

A short Q & A will follow this session.

CHOPPA monthly series 26th July 2008 (Singapore)

Join us for Choppa July this coming sunday at Night and Day from 8pm where we have a great night of music lined up.

This Choppa we feature Iron Egg - an electro-acoustic trio featuring Darren Moore (percussion/laptop), Tim O'Dwyer (sax) and Brian O'Reilly (visuals/electronics). The trio members will also be performing individual solo sets to get things going before they join forces for their finale.

Please join us on our sonic adventures!

@ Night and Day
139 Selegie Rd from 8pm

Entry is $16 and includes a complimentary drink

Darren Moore
458 Siglap Rd, #04-04
Singapore 455938
Mob: (+65) 8151 3006
Email: Darren Moore dazzimoore{{at}}gmail{{dot}}com

July 20, 2008

The State of Freezing:
Experimental Films & Videos by Tony Wu

+ Taiwan Experimental Film & Video Festival

An event organised by SiCKL

凝結狀態-吳俊輝個展 + 台灣實驗電影展

The State of Freezing-Experimental Films & Videos by Tony Wu
+ Taiwan Experimental Film & Video Festival

Date: 24th July 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Annexe @ Central Market
Enquiries: 012-266-1579 / 012-695-7987

吳俊輝為美國Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts 藝術創作碩士,美國San Francisco Art Institute藝術創作學士。他是2006年臺北雙年展的參展藝術家之一,作品曾經在世界許多著名實驗電影展以及紐約現代美術館(NYMoMa)、法國龐畢度藝術中心等知名藝術中心與美術館放映。近期更被臺北目前最具前瞻性的當代藝術畫廊之一“新苑藝術”簽約成為旗下藝術家。吳俊輝也是臺灣世新大學廣電系電影組的助理教授,也曾策劃多個影展的實驗電影單元,並曾擔任臺灣境內多個影展的評審。

Tony Wu was born in Taitung in 1966 now lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.holds a MFA degree from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (U.S.A) and BFA from San Francisco Art Institute (U.S.A). He is one of the selected artists for 2006 Taipei Biennial. His experimental films have been shown in various experimental film festivals around the world, New York Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou and various other art centers and museums. Tony is also the Associate Professor of Shih Hsin University ( Taiwan) and has curated a number of experimental films programme in Taiwan.

放映作品 List of Experimental Films that will be shown :

吳俊輝個展 Experimental Films and Videos of Tony Wu

【公墓4】Cemetery 4
【回家庭電影】Go Home Movie
【感傷之旅】Sentimental Journey
【諾亞諾亞】Noah Noah
【歐洲甦醒】Europe Resurrection

台灣實驗電影展 Taiwan Experimental Film and Video Festival

【Characters】陳欣緯by Chen HsinWei
【動物私語】江淑婷Animagemalanguage by Chiang Shu-Ting
【清相蜜掬】蔡弦剛 Qing Xiang Mi Ju by Hsuan-Kang Tsai
【飄浮Ⅱ-西門町】宇中怡Levitate II – XiMending by Yu Chung-I
【飄浮Ⅳ-番茄汁】宇中怡Levitate IV – tomato juice by Yu Chung-I
【阿嬤】蘇明彥My Grandma by Ming Yan, Su
【回家】李明宇GOING HOME by Ming-Yu, Lee
【斷章】鮑孟德Looking at HE by Meng-De Bao
【nocho ice】李俊宏 by Chun-Hong Lee

July 07, 2008

Interview with Kok Siew Wai

Off the Edge interviews Kok Siew Wai on SiCKL, EMACM, music, Malaysia and much more.
A .pdf file of the article can be found here.

July 05, 2008

JUSTICE YELDMAN, 18th July 2008


ANAM (Scotland / Ireland)
LOVE AFFAIR (Malaysia)
KROSOT (Malaysia)

DATE : 18th July 2008 (Friday)

TIME : 8:00pm

studio in cheras kl,
75, tingkat 3,

amber business plaza
jalan jelawat 1,
cheras 56100
kuala lumpur

MAP / DIRECTIONS : http://www.emacm.org/studio/map_sickl.jpg



'What's been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe" is in fact the unique audio work of Justice Yeldham, a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. By pressing his face and lips against the glass whist employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, he turns disguarded household windows into crude musical instruments. Resulting in a wide variety of cacophonous noises that are strangely controlled and oddly musical.'

'Justice Yeldham is the latest alter-ego of Australian sound performer Lucas Abela, whose past sonic experiments were conducted under monikers like A Kombi, Dj Smallcock & Peeled Hearts Paste. Initially classed as an experimental turntablist, although his early work rarely resembled anything in the field. Early feats, saw him stab vinyl with Kruger style stylus gloves, bound on electro acoustic trampolines, drag race the popemobile across Sydney Harbour Bridge, perform deaf defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, hospitalised by high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors, record chance John Peel sessions with the Flaming Lips, & be Otomo Yoshihides' favourite entry into his Ground Zero remix competition; 'Consummation' even though instead of sampling the CD he destroyed it using amplified skewers! '



'About Mindfuckingboy : Creating noise is like being free. Free from everyone's control. Free from conventional boundries and rules of music that were set by other people. Music played by mindfuckingboy is inspired by the nihilistic view on human life, played without much conscious self-control. Its a way of expressing my supressed and the most intimate feelings which cannnot be phrased into words. Countries which i have played in : Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland'



'Anam was founded by Claudine Gabriel and Alan McLean who will perform a new piece, 'No Hands' as a duo. Claudine is Irish. She studied contemporary dance and performing art in the UK and performed music and dance across northern Europe, working with contemporary, popular, traditional and jazz groups. Alan studied Philosophy in his native Scotland and started playing electric guitar a year ago. Musically, 'No Hands' focusses on many ways to produce (and hear) a single note using electric guitar and electronics. Alan describes the note E as "deep blue". Claudine performs with voice, movement and the bohdran, the traditional Irish hand drum. The piece is a delicate interaction between the duo, an exchange of movement for music and music for movement.'


'love affair started out early 2000 but due to bad music and trips, the affair had to be postponed before it got out of hand. if you notice the strings on the thirsty fishes, you will know that children hang from it to get from point a to b as opposed to the evil mothers who forces their children to eat vegetables and sleep at 9, while driving their minivan around under the influence of suburban pharmaceutical. finally the red elephant asked us to start the affair back again, just to help the rebellion eventhough we used to love each other but we still need the affair to get on living with the beasts and even more important is each other. love affair is an addition by addiction. always will and always has. lets start the affair!!'


Some tasty 'lo-fi noise manipulation' from Krosot is all you need to send your ears STRAIGHT TO HELL.


July 04, 2008


Kok Siew Wai will present her video art as part of the NYOBA KAN BUTOH FESTIVAL.
The festival runs from the 3rd to the 26th of July.
Her video art will be presented as part of "She walks in beauty like the night" which occurs on the 3rd week of festival - 17th to 20th of July - at the Annexe, Central Market.
For complete details, please visit http://nyobakan.blogspot.com

July 02, 2008

HSBC Young Composers Workshop 08 Facts

New at this year's HSBC Classics Piano Festival is the Young Composers Workshop, the premiere New Music event of the year.

17 young composers from around the country from Sabah to Sungai Petani are participating by submitting an original work for a chamber ensemble of flute, oboe and piano. A selection panel of established Malaysian composers chaired by Chong Kee Yong and comprising Ahmad Muriz Che Rose and Saidah Rastam will select five compositions to be workshopped and performed at a concert presentation on 13 July 2008.

A rehearsal workshop on Friday 11 July 08 at 8.30pm at Indicine is open to the public free of charge.

Finals Concert - Sunday 13 July 08 at KLPac Pentas 2 at 11 am (Tickets Rm
20 / 15 concession)

The Young Composers Workshop 08 culminates in a concert on 13 July 08 at Pentas 2 at 11 am. Undoubtedly THE contemporary music event of the year at home, it not only showcases the compositions of the workshop finalists, but also premieres by Malaysian composers Johan Othman and Ng Chong Lim.

You will be the first to hear Johan Othman's opera in progress in an excerpt prepared specially for this workshop titled "Dying In Order To Live" for soprano and piano. His delightful work "the dancing mouse" for voice and harp, based on texts by William Radice, also gets a Malaysian premiere after its world premiere on 16 June 08 in Hamburg. Ng Chong Lim also shares with you his new piano solo work, just as the ink dries on his brand new score. Piano Festival Competition semifinalist also makes an
encore of his competition piece, Chong Kee Yong's Splattered Landscape.

Five new works by our workshop finalists will form the centre-piece of the concert. You can expect bold, innovative styles as well as that touch of Malaysian that inevitably finds its way into our local music. Some of the pieces will be beautifully lyrical, others excitingly experimental. The submissions to the workshop have been of exceptional quality, and Malaysia's young composers are a force to be reckoned with!

Our dedicated musicians, pianists Chee Su Yen, Joyce Ho and Lee Yin Hwa together with oboist Yong How Keen and flautist Vincent Kok will perform the works of the young composers. And guest performers harpist Tan Keng Hong and soprano Chin Yen Lin join us to make this concert of premieres truly special.