Get your art-fix at SIFA v2.020, which features a plethora of virtual events including talks, workshops and performances. Read on for our top picks for the week:
Vodcast: Source x Audible Lands
Coming together to play Thai country music is the Isan Band, whose members mostly hail from Thailand’s north-east region. The band formed under the Chomrom Samakkee Thai Klai Baan (United Overseas Thai Society in Singapore), which was founded in 2004 at Golden Mile Complex.
Performing at Songkran and Loy Krathong festivals, especially at the Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple, Isan Band’s strain of morlam and luk thung music fuses traditional and modern instrumentation, and has been handed down over three generations of migrants.
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SIFA Playlist with Red Dot Baroque
Red Dot Baroque (RDB) curates our inaugural SIFA Playlist! Formed by a group of Singaporean musicians dedicated to bringing out the essence and spirit of the Baroque on period instruments in their performances, RDB’s playlist is an enriching starter journey into this exquisite period of Western classical music. Join three musicians from the ensemble as they perform a short introduction to the playlist.
SIFA Playlist with….
is a series of curated playlist prepared by SIFA artists responding to specific themes or various inspirations. Indulge in these myriad sounds, and discover new composers and works.
The programme will premiere on 27 July, Monday.
Jacob Collier Workshop
A 2018 festival sensation, SIFA is thrilled to welcome Jacob Collier back in this digital workshop
. Join him as he performs a song (or two), speaks about creativity in music and his artistic journey to date, and get a personal peek of his home studio. A special opportunity not to be missed by fans and curious music-makers!
It’s not often one encounters an imagination with the depth and prolificacy of Jacob Collier’s. The London-based, four-time GRAMMY® winning, 25-year-old is dubbed by many as one of the most innovative musicians of his generation. In 2012, Jacob’s self-made YouTube videos achieved legendary status in the music world, attracting the praise of such luminaries as Herbie Hancock, David Crosby, Steve Vai, and Quincy Jones, who manages Jacob to this day. Jacob’s debut album, In My Room, crafted entirely in his room at home, went on to win two GRAMMY’s®
In January 2018, Jacob began designing and creating a recording project on an unprecedented scale – a quadruple album called DJESSE: 50+ songs, divided between four volumes, with each operating within a separate musical universe of sound, style and genre. Djesse Volumes 1 & 2 both have earned him a GRAMMY® each, affirming that Jacob has never lost a Grammy in a category he’s been nominated in. Jacob’s latest singles from Djesse Vol. 3 (to be released Summer 2020), have included collaborations with Daniel Caesar, Kimbra, Tank and The Bangas, Mahalia, and Ty Dolla $ign.
(Photo: Singapore International Festival of Arts)