Date & Time: Thursday, 1 October 2015, door opens @ 8:00pm, show starts @ 8.30pm.
Venue: FINDARS, No. 8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Admission by suggested donation: RM20
SERIOUS PLAY IMPROV LAB (SPIL 018) in October is back with five performers joining SPIL. Featuring SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR ,YONG YANDSEN, MIYI, GOH LEE KWANG and DJ URINE from France.Come check it out and bring your friends to FINDARS this coming Thursday.
SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR : Voice, electronic
GOH LEE KWANG : No input sound mixer
YONG YANDSEN: Tenor sax
DJ URINE: experimental turntablism
DJ URINE is a sculptor and sound artist with a great passion for his work. After seeing many performances that rely on computerised sound manipulation, it is extremely refreshing to see such a hands on approach. Instead of cutting and pasting snippets of audio together on a laptop, Dj Urine (french anagram for Ruine, Nuire & Réuni) reaches for the superglue and creates literal sound collages from fragments of vinyl records. These are assembled in a variety of ways, from the pizza slice method to fine mosaics, and played on up to 1 to 7 phonograph simultaneously, to build up rhythms, loops and textures out of many different musical genres. Sped-up Bollywood vocals can be heard over corrupted bars of Frank Zappa, French folk songs, spoken word guitar tutors and breakcore, resulting in a delightfully chaotic barrage of sounds. That whole process is executed in a thoughtful and imaginative way, and with a sense of humour. DJ Urine creates finely crafted noise with an energy that is ever present in the results.
SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR is a musician. He has contributed vocals and live electronics to bands such as HKPT, T!T!T!, and Takdir. His live setup is comprised of loopers, synths and effects pedals which are used to create improvised soundscapes. https://soundcloud.com/sudar
GOH LEE KWANG is an internationally recognized sound & new media artist from Malaysia. He has created sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installations, single channel video, multi-channels video, electro-acoustic improvised music performance, tape music, composition for radio broadcast and soundtrack for theater / dance / independent movie. Goh’s works focus on the various possibility of both realistic & abstract, crossing the boundaries of digital & analog, electronic & acoustic, go beyond language, allowing audiences to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way. Most of his installation also operating interactively with the audience/viewer.
YONG YANDSEN (Malaysia) is an improvised saxophonist. 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, together with Darren Moore and Brian O’Reily, form an improvised trio called Game of Patience. They have toured to Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They recently release their debut album “Trial and Error” on Herbal International label in Malaysia.
KOK SIEW-WAI (Malaysia) is an improvised vocalist, video artist and independent artist-organizer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She’s performed in festivals such as Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Playfreely Festival (Singapore), Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), E-Poetry Festival (USA) and more. She is the festival director & curator of the artist-run Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) since 2010.
MIYI (Malaysia) has just started to try experimenting with the human voice.