PLAYFREELY+ 2014 [NEWS]

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“And now for something completely different…” – Monty Python

Three days of workshops, a panel discussion, deejay sets, and three intense sessions that bring together musicians from diverse genres and backgrounds to experiment in spontaneous group composition. This is what one can expect from Playfreely+ to be run over this coming weekend.

Playfreely+ is presented by The Observatory, in partnership with Ujikaji. Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore, norsk jazz forum, Music Norway, Mackie, Electronics & Engineering Pte. Ltd.

Programme: –

DAY 1 Fri, 10 Jan

630pm
Doors Open for Evening Programme

645pm – 730pm
DJ Sessions
Prior to each evening’s main programme, Ujikaji will spin a selection of music that mirrors Playfreely’s themes of regional discoveries, unfettered stream-of-consciousness, and oddball juxtapositions.

730pm – 10pm
Main Programme
Yong Yandsen, Rit Xu, Sudar Shan, Zubir Abdullah, Christy Smith, Natalie Alexandra Tse, Wukir Suryadi

DAY 2 Sat, 11 Jan

2pm – 6pm
Workshops
John Hegre – Preparing to Play Freely
Norwegian musician and improvisor Hegre will share alternative approaches to free improvisation, including his methods of ‘preparing’ his electric guitar. He will also demonstrate what are, for him, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ conditions for spontaneous music making.

Hankil Ryu – Musical Structures
As an improviser, Hankil uncovers sonic and musical ideas through found objects in everyday life. His workshop offers a behind-the-scenes look at his practice from conception to realization and how one can produce creative sound through mechanics and movement.

Wukir Suryadi – Expressions through Experimental Instrument Building
Instrument builder and artist Wukir will share his personal experiences in creating self-made experimental instruments and how he develops his works. He will discuss his approach, processes and the instruments he has used in past performances.

630pm
Doors Open for Evening Programme

645pm – 730pm
DJ Sessions

730pm – 10pm
Main Programme
John Hegre, Darrel Xin, Cyril Wong, Lionel Tan, Hankil Ryu, Nizar Fauzi, Ramu Thiruyanam

DAY 3 Sun, 12 Jan

2pm – 6pm
Workshops + Sunday Jukebox

Koichi Shimizu – Analogue & Digital Hybridity

As a sound and multimedia artist based in Thailand, Japanese composer Koichi’s sonic worldview spreads into various avenues. He is a label owner and an active musician and producer within the Thai indie underground. For his workshop, Koichi will share his passion for analogue synth systems, how he performs live using real-time sampling, and how he traverses between analogue and digital platforms.

Sunday Jukebox – A Listening Workshop

Panel: Aya Sekine, Duto Hardono, Harold Seah, John Hegre,

Samuel Wong

Moderator: Mark Wong

Inspired by The Wire magazine’s famous Invisible Jukebox, Playfreely+ will be transformed into an afternoon listening party! A selection of music and sounds will be played for listening and this will form the basis for a discussion on improv, experimental music, sound art, noise, tradition music, and much more. Expect a stimulating afternoon exchange and insights into artistic practices, attitudes and experiences. Sunday Jukebox is presented by Ujikaji.

Mohamad Riduan – Sound Contraptions

Artist and improviser Riduan will explore ways of making sound with readily available materials, sharing quick and easy ways to build an improvised instrument by applying basic techniques. No special skills required in creating your own sound contraption!

630pm

Doors Open for Evening Programme

645pm – 730pm
DJ Sessions

730pm – 10pm

Main Programme
Andy Chia, Robert SK, Duto Hardono, Tan Boon Gee, Weish, Koichi Shimizu, Luqman Hakim, Riduan Zalani

More info: –

Tickets: http://playfreely.peatix.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playfreelyexperiment/

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/playfreely

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/playfreely-2014

Ujikaji Radio for Playfreely+ (Eps. 1 & 2): http://ujikaji.net/radio/

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