Esplanade Presents | Flipside


Sound Maze

Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt (US)
25 – 27 May 2018 Fri – Sun
Fri: 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
25 May 2018 : 7.30pm & 9.30pm
26 & 27 May 2018 : 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
1hr 30mins (20mins demonstration + 1hr 10mins interaction session, re-admission is allowed)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
Recommended for ages 4 and above. Tickets required for admission, including infants-in-arm.


Concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $11

Door: $18

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All Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

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"Dresher [is] a sort of musical Thomas Edison." San Francisco Chronicle

Enter an immersive and interactive sonic and visual world of sound, featuring over a dozen newly invented musical instruments and sound sculptures! Unleash your inner musician in this engaging experience suitable for all ages.

Listen and enjoy an ear-opening experience, and then explore, play and discover a whole new world of sound and music. Created by wildly inventive mind of instrument inventor and composer Paul Dresher with builder-designer Daniel Schmidt.

The Sound Maze experience begins with a 20-min orientation and demonstration of the instruments by Paul Dresher, after which you’re free to interact with the instruments for the rest of the programme.

About Paul Dresher
Ever since he began building musical instruments as a high school student in Los Angeles, Paul Dresher has been deeply engaged with instrument invention. Over his long career, in close collaboration with builder-designer Daniel Schmidt and their design team, Dresher has invented dozens of remarkable instruments, many for use in his acclaimed music-theatre works Sound Stage (2001) and Schick Machine (2009). Dresher created his latest instruments for Sound Maze in 2015.

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