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07 Dec 2019

CSS Event: Say Say Borak (Dec 2019)

Secret Venue
7 Dec 2019 (Sa)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) will be hosting a first session of Say Say Borak, a monthly gathering of artists of diverse disciplines who view an engagement with sound (however interpreted!) as integral to their artistic praxis. These sessions seek to build a community of artists seeking inspirations to come together in a cozy space to freely exchange ideas and practices.

The first session on 7 Dec 19 (Sa) 3-5 PM will focus on “listening”: How do each of us listen? How might the different ways that we listen offer us possibilities for deeper engagement and cross-pollination of artistic ideas? Who is listening to us?

Come with a sound or two, a piece of poetry, or insights into the intricacies of postcolonial theory, if that’s your thing! We look forward to hearing from – and listening to – YOU!

For this inaugural session, we have invited the following artists:

Li Churen is an award-winning pianist and artistic researcher who has experimented increasingly with combining musical genres, as well as reconsidering performance practices in the programming of her concerts.

Joseph Tham is a writer, historian and educator. He was a record shop owner, event organiser and sound artist. Some of the areas which he is currently researching in are: sound art, avantgarde practices and histories as well as regional alternative music scenes.

Alicia de Silva is a composer and educator with a keen interest in multi/interdisciplinary collaborations. Her interest in discovering the significance and context of music and sounds of various cultures also informs her practice.

Hoh Chung Shih is a composer, guqin player, sound artist, and educator, and am fascinated with cultural practices.

Registration is now closed. We thank you all for your interest.

For those who have missed the registration, please stay tuned for the next session of Say Say Borak!