Performance | Cassettes 100 by José Maceda

Performance | Cassettes 100 by José Maceda

Image courtesy of the UP Center for Ethnomusicology.

The Singapore premiere of José Maceda’s Cassettes 100 (1971) will involve 100 performers roving the National Gallery Singapore in a one-time-only showcase where ritual meets the avant-garde.

First presented at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, the work has since been restaged in different parts of the world as a gathering of the local arts community, a showcase of bold experimentation, and an assertion of individualism, freedom and the Philippines' diverse cultural heritage.

The Singapore premiere will be directed by Dr Jonas Baes, choreographed by Elizabeth de Roza and filmed by Sherman Ong. It will feature the mass movement of 90 participants led by 10 artists and performers, playing pre-recorded tracks of instruments, voices and sounds indigenous to the Philippines in unison.

Kindly note that Cassettes 100 will only take place once. The performance will be followed by a post-show dialogue between Dr Jonas Baes, Elizabeth de Roza and curator Joleen Loh, also at the Padang Atrium. 

Sat 23 Nov 2019
Performance: 3pm
Post-show dialogue: approx 3.30pm


All are invited to observe the performance unfold at the Padang Atrium. Visitors and guests are advised to:

• Register for the programme, which includes the performance at 3pm and the post-show dialogue at approximately 3.30pm.

• Gather along the Concourse (Level B1 of the Supreme Court Wing and City Hall Wing) or Level 1 of the Padang Atrium.

• Be early to ensure you have the best viewing spot!


Open Call for Participants

If you’d like to participate in the Singapore restaging of Cassettes 100, simply fill up the form available on our website and e-mail it to us by Thu 31 Oct 2019. More details here .

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