August 23, 2008

SicKL Open Lab 002- August 08 Lab

Date: 30 August, 2008 @ 8pm

Venue: Studio in Cheras, KL (SicKL)
75, 3rd Floor Amber Business Plaza, Jalan Telawat 1, Cheras, 56100 K.L.
(You can take Star line LRT and stop at Cheras Station. SicKL is just a minute walk from the station!)

For driving directions: Yandsen 012-9198031

Admission: By donation



is an electro-acoustic improvisation group based in Singapore featuring Darren Moore (laptop/percussion), Tim O'Dwyer (saxophone) and Brian O'Reilly (electronics/visual).

Darren Moore is an Australian musician currently based in Singapore. He is involved in various projects as a drummer and as an experimental laptop artist. He has performed and collaborated with musicians such as Jon Rose, Chris Abrahams, Scott Tinkler, Eugene Pao, Tim O'Dwyer, Will Guthrie, Eric Boeren, Wilbert de Joode, Micheal Vatcher to name a few. He has toured throughout Europe, Australia, South East Asia, Japan and the USA. Currently in Singapore, he leads his own jazz quintet featuring the leading lights of the singapore jazz scene, he also is involved in Iron Egg - an electro/acoustic audio/visual experimental trio featuring Tim O'Dwyer and Brian O'Rielly and performs solo experimental laptop music with percussion.

Brian O'Reilly is the creator of various works for moving images/live cinema, electronic/noise music, mixed media assemblage/installation, and is a contrabassist, focusing on the integration of electronic treatments and extended playing techniques.

Timothy O'Dwyer: is a composer, saxophonist and educator working between the general areas of music known as jazz, contemporary notated music and improvised music. He has been a member of Elision Contemporary Ensemble since 1994 and was a founding member of the Melbourne cult punk-jazz group bucketrider. Following studies with Evan Parker and composer Richard Barrett in 1995 he has had the privilege of collaborating with many artists that he greatly admires including: John Butcher, Liza Lim, Bobby Previte, KK Null, Chaya Chernowin, and conceptual artists Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and Katsushige Nakahashi. He is currently programme leader of music and lecturer in jazz at the School of Contemporary Music LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and is a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology studying the phenomena of identity in improvised music. His current projects include his jazz group The Tim O'Dwyer Trio and the electro-acoustic
project Iron Egg.


Since 2006, Mark Wong (b. 1982, Singapore) has been developing and refining his own vocabulary for the kazoo, a simple musical instrument traditionally considered a novelty toy. In addition to conventional humming techniques, Wong has germinated blowing, rasping and other vocal scrawlings. Playing off the feedback purity of a no-input mixer, Mark's kazoo becomes the production centre of a certain textural beauty and nervous energy.


**Chua Seng Shen- "A Young Man with No Name" (15 minutes)
**Lim Chee Yong- "My Nostalgia" (19 minutes)

SicKL OPEN LAB (SOL) is a bi-monthly art laboratory where artists come together to show individual’s work and form new collaboration. SiCKL will provide the environment for artistic expression, improvisation, experimentation, learning and collaboration. In each lab session, we encourage artists from different backgrounds to experiment with each other to create new work. This open platform is free to perform, to exhibit, to experiment and to collaborate. We welcome artists from all disciplines.

Dare to experiment! Surprise us and surprise yourself!
SOL happens on the last Saturday every other month at 8pm.

For inquiries, please contact:
Siew Wai: / 012-6957987
Sow Yee : / 012-2661579

August 21, 2008

reflex reaction @ FNBKL, 23/08/08

reflex reaction (Yandsen, Kok Siew Wai and perhaps Aziz) will be jamming on this Saturday, 23rd August at the new FNBKL base in PJ.

Here is the full list of happenings of this particular event.

ACTION REACTION! -an introduction to fnbkl's new space – a day of happenings-community gathering, diy activism, discussion, sharing, skill sharing, exhibition and performances
23rd August 2008, Saturday, 2pm
no14. Jalan Jelawat 8/10, Seksyen 8, Petaling Jaya.


1. NO G8 japan holidarity – Yew Hun and Alind – 2.30pm to 4.30pm
The last G8 meeting was being held at Hokkaido Japan and for the first time friends from FNBKL and Kudeta join the massive protest and resist against capitalism, establishment, environment, and globalization. They will share their insight and experience there with vivid and vibrant photographs.

2. sepuluh tahun sebelum merdeka – Fahmi Reza – 4.30pm to 6pm
fahmi reza the director of the award winning film-'the most understanding human rights film' of freedom filmfest 2007 –will share his experience of making the film, the independent screening tour around the country, the present feedback, future plans and other things that he wants to share.

3. massa kritikal bike ride – Massa Kritikal – 6pm to 7pm
Massa Kritikal is a 'critical mass' chapter in Kuala Lumpur. They started the movement over here after the first bike parade in July last year. It's an autonomous decentralized movement where people make an effort to build a community of cyclist to ride in every city in the world as a direct action and to campaign for bicycle use in the city.
*whoever who wants to participate in the fun ride to fnbhouse pj from KL on the day of the event, massa kritikal will gather at the annexe central market, KL at 2.30 pm

4. community banner and flag making – Massa Kritikal – 7pm
the gang will invite people to participate in the banner and flag making that will be held at the park in front of the fnbhouse.

screening -7pm to 8pm
1. Tragedi Kg Berembang
-the documentation of wayang kadbod (shadow puppet) performed by the kids of Kg Berembang, telling their story of the tragedy of being evicted from their land and kampung by the city council and developers/corporation to give way to build condominiums.
shot by : Ebrahim Harris,
Edited by: Jimmy Choong
19 minutes

2. A Place Called Chiapas
-documentary about Zapatista movement in Chiapas
92 minutes

accosutic/sound performance - 8pm to 11pm
1. wolf of spunky funggy
2. D.E.P
3. the garrison
4. gangan ensemble (manila and KL)
5. reflex reaction
6. aiman of civil disorder and F.R.U
7. lai kong
our bukit bintang buskers- percussion, didgeridoo, jembe, etc
9. pancaroba

+open mics!! (if we still have time.. should be end before 12pm)

1. farhana
2. yew hun
3. abroko
4. poodien
5. melissa lin
6. rahmat haron
7. bebe
8. the mockmeat collective

to other groups, idealist, human rightist, artist ,activist ,tactivist, collectives:
Be impulsive, imaginative, and take this opportunity to bring down whatever you have (propaganda, fliers, zines, posters, old clothes, anything) to the space. Trade, sell, spread, or give it out for free. We welcome anything and everything! We need you!
Then again, if you really wanna, you can always call Poodien at 013 243 7092 or 03 79550941

++ map to venue ++

CHOPPA Call For Artists 2008 & 2009

The CHOPPA Series is a monthly experimental music night in Singapore held on the last Sunday of every month. The organisers are currently looking for artists/musicians to perform for the remainder of 2008 and into 2009. If you're interested, please get in touch with Darren Moore through email dazzimoore[[at]]gmail[[dot]]com.

August 20, 2008

GOH LEE KWANG forthcoming releases 2008

++ SOLO ++

2008 Cicadas I (Why Not Ltd, cdR)
2008 Stormy Weather, Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia. (Compost and Height, online) .link.
2008 Max Attacks vol.1 (New Directions, online) .link.
2008 Warm & Meaty (New Directions, online) .link.


PM (Duo with Olaf Hochherz)
2008 PM (Private 3"cdR, limited)

upcoming in Oct:
Draw Sound(working title, text in chinese, english title for ISBN
registration only) - a collaboration release by Kuenstlerhaeuser Worpswede + Herbal Records
book (drawing)+ 3"CD

August 18, 2008

GOH LEE KWANG European Tour Dates

++ AUGUST ++

August, 23 2008 at Hermannshof, Hannover.
solo, and duo with Ignaz Schick. Stereo DJ mixer.

August, 26 2008 at Bankenhoff,Worpswede.
duo with Birgit Ulher, stereo dj mixer!


September 12 - 14 2008 at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede,
GOOD VIBRATIONS sonic & video solo exhibition

September, 15 2008 at alberto ukeban,Berlin.
duo with Olaf Hochherz, stereo dj mixer!

September, 17 2008 at Eletronic Church,Berlin.
duo with Olaf Hochherz, stereo dj mixer!

September, 19 2008 at Salon Bruit,Berlin.
solo, stereo dj mixer!