17 Jun 2022, Fri, 7.45pm & 9pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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Electric duo ANTARMUKA, is helmed by Syafiq Halid and Rosemainy Buang. Formed in Singapura on the foundation of a decade-long friendship, ANTARMUKA experiments with finding the balance between analog sensibilities and the digital world. In 2022, the duo released their first single KRANK. This rendition will be a collaborative performance with percussionist Riduan Zalani.
Audiences can expect the darker shades of Malay rhythms and Indonesian gamelan elements with electronic sounds, beats, and voice experimentations.
ANTARMUKA’s journey is a constant reconstruction and reinterpretation of sounds and rasa (feel).
ANTARMUKA will be debuting its first single Krank and other original tracks.
Mask-wearing is not required, though encouraged, for outdoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Riduan Zalani is one of Singapore’s most prominent artists, versatile in producing and performing various drums and percussions, both traditional and contemporary. His diligence, discipline and skills have made him an essential part of numerous local and international performing groups. This includes Wicked Aura, OrkeStar Trio, Batucada Sound Machine (New Zealand) and One Asia Classic Orchestra (Japan) among others.
He is also the co-founder and artistic director of Nadi Singapura: a relentless ensemble that is determined to etch their brand of traditional Malay drums and music performance in the hearts and mind of people.
In August 2018, He also released his first solo album Gelombunk and his first instructional DVD That Beat Of Faith, both dedicated to the study and performance of the Malay drum rebana.
For his courage and resilience in putting Singapore on the global world music scene and his dedicated efforts in developing the local Malay music scene, Riduan was conferred the Young Artist Award 2015, Singapore Youth Award 2013 and the ASEAN Youth Award 2013.
Rosemainy Buang is a gamelan musician, composer and educator. Having been trained in gamelan for the past 10 years, Rosemainy looks forward to expanding her practice through creating and collaborating with other practitioners of different art forms. Fueled by a philosophy in gamelan, where the relationship between musician and music triumphs over technical ability, Rosemainy aspires to ascend towards rasa— the highest form of aesthetics in karawitan.
Syafiq Halid is a sound designer, electronic artist and percussionist based in Singapore. He has developed a unique style, mixing percussion with samples and electronic music influences. Syafiq constantly pushes his boundaries by exploring and experimenting with a variety of sounds and elements. He has worked in different capacities in the contemporary theatre-dance performing arts and projects.
In late 2016, Syafiq was successfully certified in the prestigious and highly competitive Ableton Certified Trainer Program in Hong Kong, becoming the first and youngest-ever Ableton Certified Trainer in Singapore.
In his entrepreneurial journey, he officially launched Grid Culture in May 2019, Singapore’s first and only Ableton Certified Training Centre. The centre provides training services and education in electronic music production and, designing live music performance using the musical software named Ableton Live.
Through this self-made business venture, he is dedicated to sharing his Ableton Live experience with like-minded individuals and the community to show that music technology and computer music can be a unique creative tool or simply a hobby. Syafiq is currently an adjunct lecturer with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
17 Jun 2022, Fri
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