Events / October 17th, 2010
It’s SOUND SEASON at CHAI!
Let’s Meet NG CHOR GUAN – an award winning Malaysian Composer + Sound Designer
28 October 830pm @ CHAI
Who should come?
People who like music.
Students of music, theatre, dance and film.
People interested in how artists collaborate.
People who want to collaborate with other artists.
People who enjoy learning how art is made.
Those who want to share their work with Guan and others.
GUAN- LIFT OFF!
NG CHOR GUAN is an award winning Malaysian Composer + Sound Designer.
Guan has composed for projects in Malaysia, the UK and Hong Kong and his music has traveled to Europe, Japan and Singapore.
He will be sharing insights into how he creates music – what he hears, what inspires him and how he collaborates with other artists from dance, film and theatre.
He will be showcasing his diverse work which includes music for Nyoba Dance, music for theatre including the 3 director collaboration Break Ing – Ka Si Pe Cah (Loh Kok Man, Nam Ron and Jo Kukathas) and other works by Pentas Projects as well as his recent work in Hong Kong the multimedia dance A Deer of Nine Colours.
He will also be showcasing his full length concert – SPACE AGE.
OPEN SOUND SYSTEM:
Other sound artists such as Goh Lee Kwang will be sharing their music.
Feel free to come with your music to share in the second part of the evening …
More About Guan
Born in Klang, Malaysia, his passion for music during his adolescent years propelled him towards this fascinating arena. Chor Guan started his career as professional composer during his years in London. His diverse professional credits include music for concert, film, theater, dance (incl. dance video), exhibition and multimedia. His music has been performed in a wide variety of mediums including orchestral, choral, chamber, and electronic music. His work demonstrates an excellent integration of the classical and the contemporary.
Upon returning to Malaysia in 2006, he collaborated actively with theatrical artists and choreographers diversify his works into a new era. To name a few:
Theatre productions include
Okiku- A Tragedy Retold,
The Lost and The Ecliptic,
Break-ing and Toilet.
Dance collaborations include
The Curse of The Forbidden Palace,
Whispers of Love,
She Walks in Beauty Like the Night,
The ‘R’ Adventurous Drift, Nobat,
Peony Dream Lost and Found,
Tale of Healthy City
It didn’t come as a surprise when he was nominated for the 2008 Cameronian Arts Awards Most Promising Artist.
Early in 2009, his music for short films was premiered in the renowned Rotterdam Film Festival in Holland. The short film “Everyday Everyday” was awarded Grand Prize in the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France and the Artfilm fest in Slovak Republic.
His latest music score and sound design in film was for One Future in 15malaysia. Chor Guan was proud to be invited to compose for the multimedia dance project – A Deer of Nine Colour in Silk Road Hong Kong Arts Festival 2009.
In April 2010, his dream to be astronaut come true, his first full length concert -SPACE AGE (a journey like never before) successfully lifted off to space.
To add to his list of accomplishment, he has also produced 11 CD albums of his own.
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