SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | NATIONAL MUSIC CONSUMPTION SURVEY: WHAT DO SINGAPOREANS THINK OF SINGAPORE MUSIC?

With the seeming rise of Singapore music appreciation in the last couple of years, it was necessary to formalise certain findings about whether this increased appreciation was for real or simply a (optimistic) perception.

LIVE NEWS: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL – CACHE

At last year’s Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), the organisers – in collaboration with The Esplanade – produced a unique event Dimensions & Demons, which featured a ‘crossover’ of literature and music combining the talents of local authors and musicians.

MUSIC NEWS: LEVEL UP! A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MUSIC ARTISTES

In the last couple of years, we have seen various initiatives to develop the young music talent in Singapore, notably NOISE Singapore (via National Arts Council) and Baybeats Festival (via The Esplanade) and the various NAC music grants. Now we have Level Up! – a private joint venture (between Roland Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 – DIMENSIONS & DEMONS

An ambitious concert mashing up the creative talents of local music and literature resulted in an entertaining and inspiring experience for all who attended Dimensions & Demons at the Esplanade Recital Studio last night.

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS — DAVE CHUA + WEISH

As promised, we present to you thoughts of the collaborative artists behind Dimensions & Demons, to be performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 5th November. “An exercise in deromanticizing nostalgia, A Carnival of Confessions is a collaborative piece by prolific writer Dave Chua and music wondergirl weish, exploring the Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS – DAREN SHIAU + RIOT !N MAGENTA

As promised, we present to you thoughts of the collaborative artists behind Dimensions & Demons, to be performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 5th November. “Daren Shiau and Riot !n Magenta explore the surreal terrain in Lucid Dreams, where memory, regret and release intersect through a collision of beats, Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS – FERRY + STEPHANIE YE

As promised, we present to you the thoughts of the collaborative artists behind Dimensions & Demons, to be performed at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 5th November, as part of Singapore Writers Festival 2015. “The work of Ferry and Stephenie Ye, Rain City is a series of bittersweet narratives that Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015: DIMENSIONS & DEMONS – THE ORGANISERS’ PERSPECTIVE

“Dive into dream worlds coloured by words and music, the creative outcomes of three collaborative projects between Singapore writers and musicians. Each interprets a dream in all its intimacy and duality, navigating through the blurry spaces of consciousness and the boundaries of conscience.”

LIVE NEWS: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 – WRITING FOR THE EARS

An excellent sign that Singapore music is slowly (but surely) permeating the mainstream consciousness is the clutch of music events to be held in the upcoming Singapore Writers Festival, from October 30th to November 8th 2015, organised by the National Arts Council.  Kicking off is Island of Dreams, an instrumental Continue Reading