Esplanade Presents


Singa-Pura-Pura: A sonic adaptation of Singapore Malay speculative fiction

ila (Singapore)

30 Mar 2023, Thu, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse


Visual and performance artist, ila, and multidisciplinary performer, tysha khan, create a sonic impression of the array of fascinating worlds and characters imagined by the writers in Singa-Pura-Pura, an anthology of speculative fiction. Text is interspersed with live reading, audio sampling and dynamic soundscapes to depict the many worlds within the anthology—from the mythical and technocratic to the dystopian.


Limited copies of the publication will be made available for sale at the performance.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Singa-Pura-Pura: Malay Speculative Fiction from Singapore

From a future of electronic doas and AI psychotherapists, sense-activated communion with forests and a portal to realms undersea, to a reimagined origin and afterlife, editor and translator Nazry Bahrawi brings together an exciting selection of never-before translated and new Malay speculative fiction stories by established and emerging writers from Singapore.

Date & Time

30 Mar 2023, Thu


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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