Events, gigs, shows, music releases and other things that happened in the past
Saturday 1 May 2010 at 10pm, at the Esplanade Waterfront (as part of the Festival On The Waterfront: Singatronica), we collaborated with musicians from Arts Sphere Chamber Chinese Chamber Ensemble to present a unique combination of our electronic pop / synthpop with Arts Sphere’s pipa, erhu and dizhi trio.
In traditional China, although well–educated people and scholars enjoyed playing classical music for their own expression, the professional musicians who performed for a living were regarded as a lower strata of society. Centuries later, in modern Asia, where the well-educated and scholars are encouraged to learn music, have things changed, or is the status of the professional musician still the same?Cosmic Armchair and Arts Sphere explored this question in music, collaborating on scholarly Chinese classical pieces, earthy Chinese folk pieces, and Cosmic Armchair’s present-day electronic dance pop / synthpop songs. The audience enjoyed this unique combination of traditional pieces and modern songs from Eastern and Western influences, given a fresh interpretation on pipa, erhu, dizhi, synthesizers and laptops.
This was not just another party under the stars, it was AMONG them! Twilight Galaxy was an eccentric new dimension of fun, bringing the best of the local electronica music acts, exciting out-of-the-world food, kickass alien merchandise and friendly beings from other planets.
Otherworldly performance by:
PERCY & THE STONES
50% of the proceeds went to the Soup Kitchen project, which gives free food to the poor every Monday, and the Post Museum which supports local artists. All were strongly encouraged to dress up as anything outerspace-ish. First 30 attendees who dressed up as according to theme got free gifts.
Friday, June 26, 2009, Mandai Orchid Garden
Singapore Dark Alternative Movement (www.sdam.sg) presented Outbreed, the first ever large-scale alternative party in Singapore, at the unconventional remote location of Mandai Orchid Garden. Gathered in one mindblowing live gig were the biggest alternative musical talents in the local scene as well as resident Goth DJs. The Goth and alternative communities came in full force to enjoy genres of music spanning the entire spectrum of dark-alternative, all in one wild night.
House of Anonymous
Mentor (aka X’Ho)