Sound Matters by NAFA School of Music

NAFA School of Music’s students presents a series of musical experimentation animating the Playlist gallery in Orchestral Manoeuvres as a shared aural space.

Under the direction of Dr Zechariah Goh (Head of Composition, NAFA) and Dr Nellie Seng (Head of Keyboard Studies, NAFA), young composers and musicians demonstrate different possibilities of composing for performance through improvisations with found objects and found sounds to search out the sound qualities of diverse materials.

Spatial Symbiosis (Lim Han Quan, Sherman Lee Le Xuan, Alyssa Loh Ci En, Izharul Haq) draws on the transient, ephemeral sounds in environments for soundscape composition and captures them in this improvisatory performance. | 11.30am – 11.45pm; 12.15pm – 12.30pm

Bi-Psycho (Chung Ee Yong, Zhang Mei Ruo Tong Roxanne, Wong Cheow Cai, Lim Jonelle) is a sonic exploration of a bicycle and its mechanisms that reveals its musical potential. Inspired by the human thought process, the piece represents continuous sporadic, nonlinear thinking. | 1.30pm – 1.45pm; 2.15pm – 2.30pm

den(S)ity (Rebecca Tan Ting Yan, Seem Jia Ang, Joey Yeo Zhe Qi) attempts to capture the qualities and colours of sound as it passes through different states of matter, offering an aural exploration of how we might experience sound in different media. | 3.30pm – 3.45pm; 4.15pm – 4.30pm


About Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Established in 1938, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is a premier arts institution in Southeast Asia. The academy is known for its rigorous and high-quality curriculum, innovative and practitioners-led teaching approach, diverse artistic creations and community outreach.

NAFA has nurtured 13 recipients of the Cultural Medallion - Singapore’s highest accolade bestowed on art practitioners who have significantly impacted arts and culture. Another 14 alumni have been presented the Young Artist Award. Many of the academy’s alumni have gone on to make their mark in the professional arts scene in Singapore and abroad.

With a rich heritage, established track record and an unwavering dedication to the highest standards of arts education, NAFA strives to live up to its mission of “inspiring learning and growth through the arts”.

Soundislands: Re:Sound
About Soundislands: Re:Sound

Soundislands: Re:Sound is a two-weekend festival accompanying Orchestral Manoeuvres that embraces different dimensions of sound and different possibilities of listening.

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20 Nov (Saturday)
11.30am – 11.45pm; 12.15pm – 12.30pm; 1.30pm – 1.45pm; 2.15pm – 2.30pm; 3.30pm – 3.45pm; 4.15pm – 4.30pm
Orchestral Manoeuvres exhibition (Playlist Gallery), Level 3 
Complimentary to ticket holders of Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound. Limited capacity.

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