February 27, 2009

February 24, 2009

SicKL OPEN LAB (SOL) 005: February 2009

Post Valentine Special Edition!

Date & Time: Saturday, 28th February 2008 @ 7:30pm

Venue: Studio in Cheras, KL (SicKL)

No. 75, 3rd Floor,

Amber Business Plaza,

Jalan Jelawat 1,

Cheras 56100, Kuala Lumpur . (1 minute walk from Cheras LRT Station, Star Line)

Attire: Casual and light cuz we are HOT! (This is not a joke)



Siew Wai: kokbuffalo@yahoo.com / swsuny@hotmail.com

Sow Yee: truely_au@hotmail.com


For driving directions: Yandsen 012-9198031

Line-up Acts:

“Code” – Contemporary music composition by Ng Chor Guan

Ng Chor Guan (composer, laptop and electronics)

Ng Chor Guan gains his Bachelor of Arts (HONS) Music in Composition from Middlesex University in London . His diverse professional credits include music for concert, film, theater, dance, exhibition and multimedia. His music has been performed in a wide variety of mediums including orchestral, choral, chamber, and electronic music. Ng has participated in theatrical productions such as Antigone, Okiku- A Tragedy Retold, The Lost and The Ecliptic, Break-ing., The Curse of The Forbidden Palace , Whispers of Love, The ‘R’ Adventurous Drift and Nutcracker. He was nominated for 2008 Cameronian Arts Awards Most Promising Artist.

Yong Yandsen (bass clarinet)

Co-founder of SicKL, Yandsen is the veteran lead singer and band leader of the explosive Chinese rock band MoXuan who has now ventured into the realm of contemporary, music, free jazz and improvised music. He has acted in the independent short film by Kok Kai Foong, “Yandsen Can Do”. Besides making music, Yandsen is very good with driving directions.

Tham Kar Mun (clarinet)

Member of EMACM (Experimental Musicians & Artists Corporative Malaysia), Tham is the veteran guitarist of Chinese rock band ChongYang. In recent years, he has been exploring music in contemporary composition, improvisation and free jazz. Tham reads Lao Tze and likes to drink tea, slowly.

Kok Siew Wai (voice)

Co-founder of SicKL, a video artist and voice improviser. Siew Wai has spent much time organizing art events nowadays. She wanted to be a rocker during her teenage years but it never happened. Instead, she has been inspired greatly by composer Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening practice during her 7-year stay in USA , where it is a total contrast to rock.

JacAl Map – Experimental sounds
JacAl Map is a duo established in 2007. Jack is a musician and sound engineer while Alison is a student in New Era College Drama and Visuals Department. Their works uses sound extracted from everyday lives to create and explore sound that has an imaginative quality.

Ben Kong – Stand-up Show
He thinks he is funny, we all think he is funny. He doesn't want to reveal too much about himself in case he is not funny. Come meet the mystery man and ask him yourself!

Video Art:


By Alison Khor

Alison is currently a student in New Era College Drama and Visuals Department.

“Everyday is Everyday” (inspired by a poem by Tan Yan Tee/ work in progress)

By Au Sow Yee

Graduated from San Francisco Art Institute, Sow Yee’s is a video and experimental filmmaker, she also does multimedia design for local theatre occasionally. Sow Yee currently lectures in New Era College Drama and Visuals Department. Her works explore light and visual imageries as an organic element in time and space, and also reveals the abstract quality of everyday lives

Azmyl Yunor – Guitar Improv

Azmyl Yunor is folker. He plays acoustic guitar, harmonica and sings his own songs. He records those songs and sells them. He also plays electric guitar, drums, keyboard, piano and the concertina. He plays in several bands. He is also a street busker whenever the need arises. When he is not, he teaches for a living and lives to learn. He is also conscious of the confining nature of popular music format and structure. When needed, he takes a vacation.

Self Conscious Acronym Man

Yet another mask which The Aziz wears to reveal never before seen fake unadultered emotions and heartbreak.


SicKL OPEN LAB (SOL) is a bi-monthly art laboratory where artists come together to show individual’s work and form new collaboration.

Dare to experiment! Surprise us and surprise yourself!

SOL happens bi-monthly on the last Saturday of the month. Please contact us to book a gig.


February 14, 2009


Wiring My Ear To The Ground (sample)
New Directions (net label)

Wiring My Ear To The Ground 8xcdr
Private release
Review: http://www.thewatchfulear.com/

PM (Goh Lee Kwang / Olaf Hochberz)
Live Actions - Berlin cdr

February 02, 2009

Concerts, February 2009

03 Feb, 7:30pm
Findars Space,
Central Market, KL.

10 Feb, 7:30pm
Findars Space,
Central Market, KL.

17 Feb, 7:30pm
Findars Space,
Central Market, KL.

With Lee Swee Keong (My) & Zheng Zi Ru (Cn)
"The Red and White Fairly Tales"
21 Feb, 8:30pm
KLPac, Sentul, KL.

24 Feb, 7:30pm
Findars Space,
Central Market, KL.

With Nyobakan
25, 26, 27 & 28 Feb, 8:00pm
Actors Studio Bangsar,
Bangsar, KL.