Staged as a highlight event of Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound exhibition at ArtScience Museum, Soundislands: Re:Sound is a two-weekend festival that embraces different dimensions of sound and different possibilities of listening.
The festival opens with an exuberant presentation of contemporary classical and experimental performance works by Joyce Beetuan Koh, Morse Percussion, Dirk Stromberg, Clare Chong and Qush Abdul exploring alternative techniques and DIY music practice; a site-specific sound installation by PerMagnus Lindborg examining liminal spaces where architecture and sound overlap; and a sound workshop by Zul Mahmod on circuitry drawing.
The second weekend presents a series of intriguing interventions in and around the exhibition galleries, comprising improvisatory sound encounters by the young composers and musicians from NAFA School of Music, theremin demonstrations by Chris Ang, and multi-disciplinary interventions by anyhowplayplay in response to artworks from the exhibition.
Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto), who is considered to be one of the most important representatives of a generation of artists exploring the intersection between music, art, and science, closes the festival with the world premiere screening of his new performance and a livestreamed artist talk.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 13 - 24 Nov 2021,