Friday, 6 June 2014 @ 8:30pm
Azzief KHALIQ – electronics
Sudarshan Chandra KUMAR – electronics/voice
YONG Yandsen – saxophone
KOK Siew-Wai – voice
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
AZZIEF KHALIQ has been involved in countless projects, spanning a large variety of musical genres, over the past 14 years. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to experimental and improvised music, generally of an electronic nature. He currently records and performs harsh noise as Jerk Kerouac and plays in improvised music groups HKPT and ZDICM.
SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR (°1987, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a freelance graphic designer and video editor who uses his free time to make music. He is a member of HKPT, Takdir and Sorry. He also records and releases music as Sudarshan and Larry Clark. Sudarshan sings, plays the guitar and uses various electronic instruments to create a wholesome musical experience. Citing influences as eclectic as Queen, Enya and John Williams, it is understandable why his performances have a reputation of being an explosion of color and passion. With his signature Kaoss Pad 3s, Sudarshan embarks on using his well established skills of showmanship to bravely tackle the more traditional genres of abstracts, sexuality, gender roles of sexual stereotypes and still lives whilst retaining the quirky and queer style that has proved to be such a hit with the audience and critics.
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 and improvised vocalist. Siew-Wai has shown her videos and performed locally and internationally, participated in festivals such as Busan International Video Art Festival, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival (Singapore) and more.