Esplanade Presents

Exhibition | Storytelling

The Sound of Stories

Kamini Ramachandran, Syafiq Halid, Chen Enjiao (Ernie) (Singapore)

5 Apr 2024, Fri, 2pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Discover the Future of Storytelling: An Integration of Art, Tradition and Technology. Combining the ingenuity of AI with the artistry of oral storytelling, our exploration aims to redefine the landscape of narrative experiences.


Led by storyteller Kamini Ramachandran, sound artist Syafiq Halid and AI engineer Ernie Chen, the project explores the convergence of technology and artistic expression, offering a glimpse into the future of storytelling practices. Through live demonstrations and interactive sessions, attendees will witness firsthand how AI and neural audio synthesis could revolutionise storytelling dynamics.


In this session, the team will showcase the AI storyteller interface, allowing audiences to actively shape the narrative in real-time. With a blend of human input and AI intelligence, audiences become an active part of the storytelling process, dispelling the passive listener role.


The demonstrations will illustrate how audience input directly influences the narrative evolution through neural audio synthesis. Experience the thrill of seeing your contributions come to life as part of the storytelling experience.


Join us at ‘The Sound of Stories’ and peek into our world where creativity is collaborative.


There will be a 30-minute guided tour of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab Industry Sharing exhibition after the event.


About the team:

Kamini Ramachandran, Producer & Lead Artist

Syafiq Halid, Sound Artist / Sound Designer

Chen Enjiao (Ernie), AI Engineer


Pre-registration is required.

Language: English
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Artist Information

Chen Enjiao (Ernie)

Ernie is an almost full-stack AI Engineer, often double-hatting as Product Owner to achieve successful outcomes in the use of AI for operational efficiencies, engagement and learning. With a strong background in driving innovation across industries, Enjiao has demonstrated expertise in managing strategic projects and bridging the gap between project requirements and technology teams. Combining her passion for education and technology, Ernie had designed award-winning programmes at Code for Asia such as Climate Hack and DigiLABS. She is now hacking exams at Berlayar A.I. Pte. Ltd. The collaboration between Kamini, Syafiq, and Ernie allows for a holistic approach to the project, combining artistic vision, technical innovation, and immersive sound design. Together, they form a strong team that is well equipped to bring the ‘The Sound of Stories’ project to life and deliver a transformative storytelling experience.

Kamini Ramachandran

Kamini Ramachandran has a rich background in performing arts and storytelling. She is a teaching artist, producer of StoryFest Singapore, and a mentor who has trained numerous practicing storytellers in the region. She has performed at prestigious venues such as The Esplanade, The Arts House, Southbank Centre, Netherbrow Theatre Edinburgh, various museums, schools, universities, community centers, art galleries, convention centers etc. Her extensive experience includes performing in diverse settings, ranging from outdoor amphitheaters and heritage castles to intimate salons and festival tents. Kamini's versatility as a performer and her deep understanding of audience engagement make her an invaluable collaborator in creating immersive and captivating storytelling experiences for all ages.

Syafiq Halid

Syafiq is a manipulator of sound, electronic artist and experimental percussionist based in Singapore. He has worked in several traditional and contemporary performing arts projects regionally with various collaborators and companies at platforms like the Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Nusasonic and Goethe Institute. Drawing from sounds, aesthetics, and experiences of the Malay world, Syafiq’s compositions traverse the grey realms that exist between the traditional and the contemporary. His creations deconstruct, exploit, and reimagine these sounds, manifesting them into an experimental sonic language unique to Southeast Asia. Syafiq is the founder of Grid Culture, Singapore's only Ableton Certified Training Center, dedicated to educating individuals in creative electronic music-making.

Date & Time

5 Apr 2024, Fri


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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