Esplanade Presents


Panggung Dua

Syafiq Halid & Kicau-Bilau (Singapore & Malaysia)

18 May 2023, Thu, 7.30pm, 8.30pm & 9.30pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Panggung is a cross-causeway collaboration between Singapore’s Syafiq Halid and Malaysia’s Kicau-Bilau which challenges the boundaries of traditional artforms and sonic landscapes of the Malay world.


This experimentation with sound and multimedia is inspired by unique frequencies in disassembled Malay instruments and the intricate motifs of wood carvings in traditional Malay houses. Generative music, improvisation and audio-reactive visual projections complete the work. Audiences are invited to step into this world and imagine a panggung, meaning stage in Malay, of their own making.


Panggung is developed with the support of Goethe-Institut Singapore

Language: Malay
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Syafiq Halid & Kicau-Bilau

About Syafiq Halid

Syafiq Halid is a sound designer, electronic artist and percussionist based in Singapore. As a sound designer, he enjoys exploring and experimenting with sound in different forms. He discovered Ableton Live in 2012 and incorporated it into various theatre and dance performance productions.


About Kicau-Bilau

A soundscape duo based in Malaysia that plays ambient, instrumental music using angklung and guitar. Founded in 2017, Kicau-Bilau is driven by collaborations with other creatives from different fields of the arts. Their name is a play on words, intended as an opposite to the Malay reduplicative word kacau-bilau which bears the similar meaning and linguistic trait of helter-skelter or topsy-turvy. Kicau-Bilau literally translates as ‘arbitrary chirping’.

Date & Time

18 May 2023, Thu


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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