The event is not sold out. More tickets will be available at the door at 6.30pm.
Emboldening cross-genre, cross cultural, unfettered music creation and collective improvisation – Playfreely is back!
Originally inspired by the programming of New York experimental music venue The Stone, Playfreely started out as a fortnightly initiative to foster regular sessions amongst musicians to create and play without inhibition. No fixed notions of what’s appropriate or appealing, no complicated concepts, no genre fixations, and most importantly, no judgement. In 2011, Playfreely started out as a simple, relaxed platform to gather and showcase musicians from all backgrounds. It soon morphed into somewhat of a catalyst, igniting musical partnerships and unpredictably cool collaborations.
So what good is Playfreely? We hope that it has and will continue to be a wellspring of fun and inspiration amongst the music communities in Singapore, and of course to encourage fresh new musical perspectives from all quarters of music making, and hopefully open up audiences to more exciting alternatives in their musical diet.
This two-day programme consists of two main shows. Part 1, on 28 January, features the first ever concert in Singapore by experimental music quartet Far East Network (FEN), scoring live to previously unreleased short films by visual artist Charles Lim.
Part 2 will feature an exciting new component, The Playfreely Ensemble, led by renowned Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist, Otomo Yoshihide. Made up of musicians from as far off as France, regionally and Singapore, The Playfreely Ensemble musicians will work and explore ideas together for 2 days. Through open exchange of approaches, exploration and reworking of ideas, Playfreely encourages free expression and risk taking. Nothing is out of bounds. The final outcome is a live performance on 30 January, featuring a roster of wonderfully diverse musicians listed below.
Day 1: 28 Jan 2015, Wednesday, 7.30pm
FAR EAST NETWORK – FEN
(Live scoring to short films by Charles Lim)
Far East Network (FEN) is an improvised music project group made up of musicians from different parts of Asia. The quartet comprises Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Ryu Hankil (Korea), Yan Jun (China) and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore). FEN was started by globally renowned musician Otomo Yoshihide and appeared first in 2008 at the MIMI Festival in Marseilles, France. Following its debut, FEN has since performed extensively throughout Europe and across Asia. FEN pursues "performing together by improvisation" as a method and "music without ends" as an outcome. While functioning as an improvisational music group, it is also an organic concept that highlights unique characteristics and sustainable relationships in diverse Asian cultures. FEN's activities explore aesthetic possibilities in new forms of music dissimilar to the Western world, collaborating with like-minded musicians to grow in permutations that often result in orchestral-like works.
Day 2: 30 Jan 2015, Friday, 7.30pm
OTOMO YOSHIHIDE & THE PLAYFREELY ENSEMBLE
Otomo Yoshihide (Japan)
Kok Siew Wai (Malaysia)
Dennis Tan (Singapore)
Heddy Boubaker (France)
Yui-Saowakhon Muangkruan (Thailand)
Sachiko M (Japan)
Yan Jun (China)
George Chua (Singapore)
Aya Sekine (Japan)
Cheryl Ong (Singapore)
DJ Sniff (Japan)
Hankil Ryu (South Korea)
Leslie Low (Singapore)
Jase Sng (Singapore)
Tadashi Yonago (Japan)
Presented by : The Observatory www.theobservatory.com.sg
Date : 28 January & 30 January 2015
Venue : The Projector http://theprojector.sg
Ticket Prices : Double Show Pass (Early-Bird) $25 (Door $30)
Single Show Pass (Early-Bird) $15 (Door $18)
*Ticketing on peatix will close on 27 Jan 6pm.
**If you booked for the SINGLE Show pass on 30 Jan, your ticket will still say 28 Jan. This is due to the way Peatix labels the tickets for a multi-day event.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook : www.facebook.com/playfreelyexperiment
[ Wed ] - [ Fri ]
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
- The Projector - REDRUM (Hall 1)
Double Show Pass - Early Bird $25.00 Single Show Pass FEN - Early Bird $15.00 Single Show Pass PF ENSEMBLE - Early Bird $15.00
On sale until Jan 28, 2015, 12:00:00 AM
- Venue Address
- #05-00, Golden Mile Tower 6001 Beach Road Singapore Singapore
Level 5 Lift access
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