What to see, watch and listen from home #7
For some, working remotely has been overwhelming as the lines between rest and labour blur. To keep burnout at bay, here are our top picks to help you unwind during this work-from-home period. Scroll on and schedule a break for after work-hours.
iNCH × Tan Lixin
Be moved by songs and stories about stray animals in this live recording of a performance featuring singer-songwriter Inch Chua and poet Tan Lixin. Their show in March at the Esplanade gives stray animals a poignant voice. Tune in to the performance of iNCH × Tan Lixin here.
Little India Heritage Trail
Transport yourself to the heart of Little India and discover what it has to offer with this video. Produced by the National Heritage Board, it brings viewers to landmarks in the neighbourhood, including historical places of worship and the iconic Tekka Market. Enjoy a virtual walk around Little India from home with the Little India Heritage Trail here.
2219: Futures Imagined
Gaze into the future of Singapore, 200 years from now, with the ArtScience Museum’s exhibition, 2219: Futures Imagined. The exhibition, which can be experienced as a video walk-through offers a peek at sculptures, paintings and artefacts which touch on topics such as the preservation of traditions and climate change. Explore the future with 2219: Futures Imagined here.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy
Lift your mood with the bright melody of Beethoven’s 1808 Choral Fantasy. This live recording of a performance last November by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra features talented young Malaysian pianist Tengku Irfan, as well as the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Youth Choir. Relax to Beethoven Choral Fantasy here.
Beyond Borders, Beyond Words
Skip the plane ride and travel to Japan with renowned travel writer Pico Iyer. This live recording of his talk at the 2019 Singapore Writers Festival delves into his peculiar encounters with Japanese culture as a long-time resident of the country. Listen to Beyond Borders, Beyond Words here.
For more digital arts and culture offerings to enjoy from home, explore #SGCultureAnywhere.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Heritage Board, ArtScience Museum, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Arts House)