From Outer Grey By KoFlow
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From Outer Grey
By KoFlow

21 July 2023

In KoFlow’s next evolution, he expands his artistry with From Outer Grey, on a mission to discover the depth and itimacy of orchestral strings with beats. Eschewing the traditional set-up of guitars, drums and bass instruments, the turntablist works with forward-looking collection Tangent Moves to present brand-new compositions from his forthcoming EP, Grey. In their collaboration the artists bravely embrace the unknown, chartering a course for a space where tradition, future, past and present orbit around each other, revealing a sonic galaxy that will leave you weightless.

Mervin Wong, violist and ambient produce
David Loke, violinist and Lorong Boys co- founder
Ryan Yee, violinist
May Loh, violist
Saenghaengfah Tosakul, violinist/violist
Shan, cellist
Bekhzod Oblayorov, cellist
DJ Anrev, turntablist/DJ

Mervin Wong is a performer, composer, and artist-producer located in Southeast Asia who’s practice is deeply dedicated to the shared experience of sound. Raised in chambers of string, it took a moment for him to recognize the Viola as his truest limb. The tectonic shift to this deeper, enduring register has shaped his foray into electronic music-making. Mournful but reft of grief. Mervin Wong’s long-form sensibilities rouse our waterflesh.

Violinist David Loke is a multi-faceted musician. Trained in classical and jazz performance, David is active as a performer, composer, producer and arranger. An Artist Faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, he also works for the Music & Drama Company. David graduated with a Bachelors of Music from YST. He received his Masters from the Yale School of Music, and in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a performer, David traverses solo and chamber classical repertoire alongside pop and jazz settings.

Born in Singapore and raised in Thailand, Ryan Yee has appeared internationally as a soloist with the Singapore Police Force band in Halifax and the Siam Ratchadapisek Chamber Orchestra in Thailand, as well as giving a number of critically acclaimed recitals in Bangkok. He was a prizewinner in the 2013 Bangkok International Strings competition and a finalist in the 2014 NAFA Music Essentials concerto competition. Ryan is a frequent performer in the music scene of Singapore, most recently collaborating with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Vocalise, and The Purple Symphony. He is also active in Singapore's new music scene, having performed and premiered works by Joan Tower, Zechariah Goh, and Chong Kee Yong.

Singaporean violist May Loh holds a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf and a Bachelor of Music (with Honours) from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. She was also a student at the Orchestra Centre of North Rhine Westphalia (Orchesterzentrum NRW), where she had pursued a second Master’s degree in Orchestra Playing. Throughout her studies, May had been the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Li Siong Tay Postgraduate Scholarship, Trailblazer Foundation Grant, as well as a full scholarship awarded by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Saenghaengfah (Jeggy) is a NAFA degree violin student. In the first 3 years in NAFA, she studied with Mr. Foo Say Ming and now she is studying with Mr. Chia Lik Wuk. Her viola teacher is Mr. Lionel Tan and she started learning from him since 2022. In NAFA, Jeggy has been a second violin principal since her second year and she has also played in the string quartet, piano quartet, flute quartet, piano trio etc. Outside of NAFA, Jeggy is a member of The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestral (ACSO), Orchestral of the Music Makers (OMM), and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (MFO). She is now one of the Vocalise string quartet members.

Bekhzod Oblayorov, a musician hailing from Uzbekistan, began his musical journey at a young age. He developed his skills in cello and piano performance at RSMAL in Tashkent, guided by Kamola Abdullaeva and Alina Alibekova. Having recently graduated with a BA in cello performance from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, under the tutelage of Professor Ng Pei Sian, Bekhzod also delved into jazz piano performance and secondary jazz studies with Tony Macarome and Kerong Chok. Bekhzod has demonstrated his talent as a composer and producer through collaborations with artists in the entertainment industry. His involvement in various projects has garnered recognition at esteemed festivals such as the "Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival" and the "New York Shorts International Film Festival."

Shan began playing the cello at the age of ten, and graduated from Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in 2017. She has performed with and led the cello sections of the award-winning Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM), and Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO). She has also participated in the Interlochen Summer Camp (USA), and was selected to perform at the Inaugural Shanghai Middle School Baroque Festival in 2010. With a rich history in performance, Shan has also performed in the orchestra for Les Misérables International Tour, the Michael Bublé World Tour, and Base Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few, and also worked with many local bands and artistes, including Gentle Bones and In Each Hand A Cutlass.

Easily one of the most recognized battle DJs in South-East Asia, Anrev has consistently set the standard for DJs in the region. In 2019 alone, he was crowned the very first Red Bull 3Style Singapore Champion, and became the only DJ from Southeast-Asia to qualify for the extremely prestigious Goldie Awards in Brooklyn, New York City. Outside of the battle scene, Anrev founded the Singapore arm of the world’s largest DJ organization, DJcity and is the PHASE DJ Singapore ambassador. Also one of Singapore’s most in-demand DJ instructors, An Anrev has personally coached multiple award-winning DJs teaching in Singapore’s most established DJ academy.


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