Ding Yi Music Company re-enacts the legend of Sisters’ Islands with multi-sensory performance

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Ding Yi presents the first Chinese chamber music collaboration with sand arts and Javanese dance

Ding Yi Music Company will perform their interpretation of the legend of Sisters’ Island converging Chinese chamber music with other art forms. Inspired by famous but neglected Singapore landmarks, Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold transports audience to the shores of Sisters’ Islands to relive the tale of the two fateful sisters. Besides sand arts and dance, additional multimedia elements pieced with photos and videos of Sisters’ Islands will be incorporated for an immersive experience.

The annual Of Music series is a platform for Ding Yi to push the boundaries of Chinese chamber music to showcase the harmonies between different art forms. This is the first year Ding Yi incorporates sand art and Javanese dance by collaborating with sand artist Lawrence Koh and Javanese dancer Garrett Koh.

Principal Guest Conductor Quek Ling Kiong recalled, “Rehearsing Sisters’ Islands feels like I’m carried away to a small kampong. You feel the breeze and rhythmic waves, surrounded by friendly villagers. It amazes me still, how versatile Chinese chamber music is. I hope to inspire children and adults alike.”

Tickets are available at Esplanade Box Office and SISTIC

Date: 3 Dec 2016, Sat
Time: 7:30pm
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, without intermission
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Ticket price: $25

Performance synopsis

During the December school holidays, Ding Yi Music Company will join forces with Hawaiian Javanese dancer Garrett Kam and sand artist Lawrence Koh to put together a special performance for all who are interested in exploring new music production. Through the unique mediums of both sand art and dance, Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold will take the audience down the journey of the legend of the Sisters’ Islands. The concert will showcase the new arrangement of the award winning composition “The Sisters’ Islands” young Singapore composer, Wang Chen Wei.

Ding Yi Music Company

Founded in 2007, the first Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore, Ding Yi Music Company charms with its distinctive approach to composing and interpreting a wide repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary and even cross-genre works.

Ding Yi has become an active ambassador of Singapore, performing, collaborating and winning awards at key music festivals locally and internationally. Led by principal conductor Mr Quek Ling Kiong and assistant conductor Mr Dedric Wong, the 20-musician strong ensemble continues to experiment and create more unique sounds from Singapore.

To learn more about Ding Yi Music Company, please visit www.dingyimusic.com

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