1 Aug 2024, Thu, 10amView dates and time
A dog goes 'woof!', a car goes ‘vrooooom', a plane goes 'shweeeeshhzooom', but what sound does a building make?
Pei is a curious girl who always wonders about the sounds things make. In this audio-visual-illustration book, readers follow the journey of Pei as she interacts with different buildings in the heart of Singapore. They will join Pei in learning about the building’s historical and architectural elements through music and sound. Readers are also invited deeper into the experience by engaging in mini drawing activities related to each building they encounter.
Part-music and part-social studies, young learners will get to learn about instruments and music from different cultures, as well as the many heritage buildings nestled within the historical heart of Singapore.
Recognise historical buildings in Singapore and understand their significance
Identify musical instruments and musical features associated with different cultures
Understand the connection between music, history and culture
Develop an appreciation for Singapore’s cultural heritage
As a companion programme, there is a walking tour for The Musical City, specially for educators.
This programme is presented in the form of a printed illustrated guide which includes links to the digital experience.
Phang Kok Jun
With a repertoire that also includes theatre, film and other forms of media, Phang Kok Jun is a multidisciplinary and international award-winning composer whose music transcends concert halls.
Based in the culturally vibrant Singapore, Kok Jun is influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and works frequently with artists of various disciplines in order to discover new possibilities in music-making. He has been described as a composer who “comfortably melds Chinese, Western and popular idioms to excellent effect”.
Kok Jun has been part of several residencies and has had the privilege of being featured in major productions around the world—working with orchestras, theatre companies, chamber groups, directors, conductors, artists, designers and soloists.
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