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A Little Night Music: Glimmer by Christoven Tan

Temenggong 18/20 (8 min walk from nearest MRT: HarbourFront) 18 Temenggong Road 2 Dec 2019 (M) 7:30 PM โ€“ 8:30 PM Tickets: SGD12 per entry (without registration) / SGD10 per entry (with registration)

This December, Temenggong 18/20 presents ๐˜ˆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค: Glimmer featuring music and artworks of Singaporean artist / performer Christoven Tan.

๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ is a performance experience in the form of a recital and exhibition that investigates the capacity of listeners to adapt and aims to expand the definition of listening. The artworks featured is a series called ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด by Christoven as a response to Hungarian composer and pianist Gyorgy Kurtagโ€™s work of same name. The response came after being inspired by the relationships of people and the way people connect today. The music performed is an extension of the artwork bridging materiality to immateriality.


LIVE PERFORMANCE Original compositions by Christoven for 40 mins Also featuring works of composers:

  • Chong Kee Yong โ€“ Temple Bells Still ringing in my heart

  • Yii Kah Hoe โ€“ Imagery II

  • Martin Jaggi โ€“ KORD I

  • Emily Koh โ€“ KiloByte for viola (Premier version for viola)

  • Gyorgy Kurtag โ€“ Signs Games and Messages

EXHIBITION ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด is about the relationships of people and the way people make connections. The series consists of 70 artworks through the use of graphical notation and material engagement with found objects. Each of the artworks are sized to resemble name cards. The inscribed notations could be a message or something to be shared. The intention of ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด is to create a sense of preservation of a moment or an encounter as one would when receiving a dedication. ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด was conceived as a reimagination of another work with the same name of Hungarian composer, Gyorgy Kurtag, who is considered to be amongst the most important today. Kurtagโ€™s work materialised in the form of a set of small miniature pieces written as musical โ€˜lettersโ€™.

Each of the 70 artworks has original music embedded in them accessible through a QR-code during the exhibition.

NB: No parking is allowed in the premises.

๐˜ˆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค is a brand new music initiative for aspiring musicians by Temenggong 18/20 and is curated by Global Cultural Alliance.

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