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DY-Logue 《鼎有艺思》: An Intimate Conversation Between Two Home-grown Ethnic Musicians

Stamford Arts Centre (SAC) Black Box (史丹福艺术中心黑箱剧场) 27 Oct 2019 (Su) 5 PM Tickets: SGD28 (standard), SGD20 (concession)


Naseer Shamma (arr. Azrin Abullah) – Lil Ruth Hadith Azrin Abullah – Of Passion & Expression New work composed by Syafiqah ‘Adha Sallehin, commissioned by Ding Yi

The first of the series showcasing the musical aspirations and exchange between Chua Yew Kok and Azrin Abullah in their common language – Music.

DY-Logue 《鼎有艺思》 is a play with words combining “dialogue” with the initials of “Ding Yi”. DY-Logue is an experimental series which provides Ding Yi musicians an avenue to freely express their music artistry and musicianship.

The first concert of the series features an imaginative tapestry between the two contrasting ethnic instruments – Chinese lute pipa and Malay lute gambus played by Ding Yi Music Company’s musician, 2013 National Arts Council Young Artist Award recipient Chua Yew Kok (蔡友国) and award-winning, multi-talented musician and composer Azrin Abullah respectively.

This dialogue showcase will be Ding Yi’s first concert organised at the SAC since the company’s move to the revitalised traditional arts & heritage building in November 2018. The concert will perform virtuosic pipa and gambus repertoire such as the Chinese ancient piece King Chu Doffs His Armour《霸王卸甲》 and Lil Ruh Hadith composed by Naseer Shamma.

“Like how Singapore is celebrated as a multi-racial society, this concert mirrors that notion, presenting an intimate collaboration between two distinctly different yet similar ethnic instruments,” said Ding Yi Principal Conductor Quek Ling Kiong (郭勇德) who will be facilitating the concert. “This intimate conversation aptly articulates Ding Yi’s artistic vision – bridging between traditional and contemporary music presentation.”



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