Northern Lights is a sprawling drama of strings and experimentalism set against the lustrous darkness of
silvery winter, explores the various freedoms of collaborative expression. The latest instalment of Seasons in Sessions* features
Tangent Moves in their classical element creatively embracing the contemporary aesthetic, in an explosion of synergy with Bards of
Neverland, Intriguant, Kiat + Aya Sekine ft. The Supersystem, KoFlow + David Loke, Mervin Wong, and Red Dot Baroque.
Lights is also where Bards of Neverland will blast onto the arts scene with their debut show, presenting a repertoire of Philip
Glass, Erik Satie, and Ramin Djawadi. Featuring:Bards of Neverland IntriguantKiat
+ Aya Sekine featuring The Supersystem Koflow + David Loke Mervin Wong Red Dot Baroque
Bards of Neverland
Bards of Neverland are a new, bold and vibrant string quartet under the exciting platform Tangent
Moves; so named, as these roaming musicians traverse time, space and cultures. Every music project is an adventure for
exciting experimentation for violinists David Loke and Yang Shuxiang, violist Martin Peh, and cellist Jamshid Saydikarimov.
Expanding the string quartet format into new dimensions – whether it’s an eccentric twist on tradition, or injecting modern
shades into a classic, these Bards are endlessly fun and inspiring.
An adroit electronic music producer/DJ with smarts and soul, Intriguant blends textural sounds
and rhythmic patterns backed by syncopated beats and fusing the physical and spiritual realms. Diving into notions of
loneliness, self-discovery, kinship and origins, he’s justly feted for his sumptuous DJ sets, and for being part of the
bi-monthly beats/electronica night, Uploading.
Kiat + Aya Sekine Featuring The Supersystem
A power combo, this. He – Kiat, DJ, polymath, Syndicate co-founder and one of the driving forces
behind Singapore’s underground music scene. She – Aya Sekine, Japanese jazz pianist-composer and one of Asia’s most
illustrious jazz advocates. Together, they are an audio-visual improv duo who throws caution to the wind, creating sweet,
soulful manna that will get you into a tizzy. They are complemented by eye-popping visuals by The Supersystem aka creative
technologist Heider Ismail.
Koflow + David Loke
It’s a meeting of modernity and classicism as turntablist-DJ KoFlow and classically-trained
violinist David Loke come together for an effortlessly synchronised melange of boom bap, ambient and psychedelic funk. A
collaboration that resulted in a series of originals which reveal new and exciting facets of their musicianship.
Raised in chambers of string, Mervin Wong – performer, violist, composer, and electronic producer
– took a moment to recognise the viola as his truest limb. The tectonic shift to this deeper, more enduring register has
shaped his foray into electronic music-making. He has carved a unique niche in his belief in the shared experience of
sound, with a special dedication to connecting with the energies of the universe.
Red Dot Baroque
Inspired by the richness of Baroque music and close friendships, Red Dot Baroque (RDB) is
dedicated to bringing out the essence and spirit of the Baroque on period instruments. They will interpret the wintry
season with their elegant takes on Henry Purcell and traditional folksongs. Named Ensemble-in-Residence at the Yong Siew
Toh Conservatory of Music, and regarded as Singapore’s first professional period instrumental ensemble, they are the
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