January 2022 brings us our fourth SPIL lab since we resume the series in October! Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL 064) is taking place on Saturday, 22 January @ The Percussion Store! This month’s featuring musicians are: Charlotte Leng (vocals), John Long (flute/saxophone) and Sari Miyata (singing bowls). Please mark your calendar and come join us at our first concert in 2022!
Date: Saturday, 22 January 2022
Time: Door opens at 8PM
Venue: The Percussion Store, No. 6, 2nd floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tickets Booking: 019 770 2498
Online streaming link: To Be Announced
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/65foRghqX
Design: Aixin Choo
* Seating arrangement at the concert will be adhering to the current Covid-19 SOPs.
* Only fully vaccinated individuals.
* We strongly recommend you to call and book for a seat.
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*Funded by the International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners. goethe.de/relieffund
Founded in May 2014, SERIOUS PLAY IMPROV LAB (SPIL) is a monthly music series of KLEX Festival. It is an art laboratory focusing on music experimentation and improvisation. SPIL provides a platform for musicians from various backgrounds to collaborate and present a new collective expression through improvisation. Over the years, many local and international artists have initiated experimentations and collaborated in the SPIL series, enriching the experimental and improvised music scene in the region.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
Originally from the UK, Charlotte Leng studied Music at Goldsmiths College, London. As a classically-trained musician, she has performed as a piano accompanist and as a violist in various chamber ensembles, orchestras and session recordings for bands. She has also collaborated on community theatre projects as both an actor and musician at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and curated world music events. In more recent years, Charlotte began pursuing Dalcroze training, where musicianship is explored and developed by experiencing music through the body. At the heart of this is the process of improvisation and experimentation, through voice, instruments and movement. This has led to regular forays into experimental music, extended vocal and instrumental techniques and free improvisation as well as the exploration of ways to combine ideas from multiple artistic disciplines.
John Long is a highly experienced performer, composer/arranger, and educator. As a performer he has played in many venues around the world including the Royal Albert Hall, Tokyo Dome and Carnegie Hall. As an educator he has led many youth bands and ensembles with great success: an impressive number of his individual students have gone on to study at the most prestigious colleges of music leading to successful musical careers of their own. John is British born but has been a resident of Malaysia for many years, currently residing in Kuala Lumpur. Some of John’s recent projects include arranging and performing on Zahid Ahmad’s Tuk Tak album and also performing in the horn section for Edd Rahze on his Soul Sisters concert series. John has just completed working with SIEL on their forthcoming album.
Sari Miyata is a Sound Alchemist and Energy Harmonist using Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls and Koshi Chimes as well as REIKI. She runs HIBIKI sound healing salon at Arcoris Mont Kiara since 2018.
* This event is funded by the International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners. goethe.de/relieffund