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Friday, 2 May 2014 @ 8:30pm

Performers:

Ian HAN – drums

NG Chor Guan – theremin

YONG Yandsen – saxophone

KOK Siew-Wai – voice

 

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

 

NG Chor Guan is an invigorating music composer and sound designer for theatre, dance, film, concert music and new media. He started his career as professional music composer during his years in London. His work demonstrates an excellent integration of the classical and the contemporary. His music has been performed in a wide variety of mediums including orchestral, choral, chamber, and electronic music. Upon returning to Malaysia in 2006, he collaborated actively with theatrical artists and choreographers, who diversify his works into a new era.

 

Born in 27 Oct 1986, Ian HAN grew up in Kuala Lumpur and discovered drums and his passion for music at the age of 15 and haven’t stop ever since. Having experience of more than 10 years behind the kit and a hardworking attitude, Ian has been gigging around KL constantly. Ian have played in various music festivals around the world including Beastie Rock Fest in Taiwan, Obscene Extreme in Czech and many shows around europe, taiwan, singapore and indonesia. Ian has also won the roland Vdrum competition In 2011. Ian is a versatile drummer and have learned many styles and grooves under various famous and acomplished musicians in KL.

 

YONG Yandsen is an improvised saxophonist. He is the woodwind player of Klangmutationen, where it has released albums through Utech Records (USA) and Dream Sheep (Italy). He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival, Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival amongst others. Yandsen has collaborated with musicians such as Goh Lee Kwang, Ng Chor-Guan, Thierry Monnier, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Damo Suzuki, Darren Moore, Brian O’ Reily and more. Yandsen’s debut LP of solo saxophone improvisation was released by Doubtful Sound (France) in 2013. Yandsen, together with Moore and O’Reily have formed an improvised trio called Game of Patience and have toured to Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The trio will tour to Japan in June 2014.

 

KOK Siew-Wai is a video artist, improvised vocalist and independent artist-organizer. Siew-Wai has shown her videos and performed since 2001, participated in festivals such as Busan International Video Art Festival, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Malaysia-Japan Video Art Exchange, Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival 2009, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival and more. Together with Yandsen, they’ve formed the improv duo with sax and voice, called Reflex Reactions.

 

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