Time flies! 2024 is around the corner! We wish you a wonderful year end holiday season! Please join us with the first SPIL concert in 2024 next Friday (5 January) with guest musician/composer from France, Emmanuel Mieville (electronics), and local musicians Chia Cheng Kok (percussion), Boyz Chew (percussion) and Everett Yeoh (percussion). See you in 2024 at the Percussion Store next Friday!
Date: 5th January, 2024 (Fri)
Time: Doors open @ 8pm
Venue: The Percussion Store
Add: A-01-03 LG Floor, Dataran Cascades, No. 13A, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Admission by donation: RM30
For Reservation, WhatsApp: 012 919 8031
More info and musicians’ profiles: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003250344099414/
Design: Aixin Choo
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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:
Boyz Chew is a percussionist and the co-founder of the Orang-Orang Drum Theatre. Experimenting with elements of musical plays, masked historians and traditional drumming, the Orang-Orang Drum Theatre tells of human sagas in epic style. The troupe’s artistic inspiration draws from traditional genres of puppetry and performance from Kelantan, Johor, and east Malaysia. Boyz Chew’s personal philosophy is “keep calm, main gendang”.
Currently working as a percussionist/ timpanist in the National Symphony Orchestra based in Istana Budaya, Malaysia, Chia Cheng Kok is also music educator of various school and university orchestras. As an active percussionist, Chia has either performed or conducted in the Winter Guard International Competition, Japan International Orchestra Music Festival, Jiayi City International Music Festival (Taiwan) and also played with the Asian China Youth Symphony Orchestra in Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra and many prominent local orchestras and bands. Chia was recently invited as soloist in a double percussion concerto year of dragon with Professional Cultural Chinese Orchestra.
Paris-born composer Emmanuel Mieville studied sound engineering in a film school and musique concrète at the GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales) with Philippe Mion and Jacques Lejeune. He has also studied ethnic instruments and played Javanese gamelan in Paris for two years. Since his childhood, Mieville has been constantly listening to creative radio programs, something that has fueled his approach to experimental music and soundscape composition. He has produced many programs for French national radios (France-culture and France-Musique), such as a piece commissioned by Radio-France for shakuhachi, voice and electronics. He is also a guest composer on
Framework, the field recording show Patrick McKinley produces for Resonance FM, in London, and worldwide on internet. His interest in aural perception and memories engraved in urban and wildlife environments yield compositions where field recordings are layered, mixed and sometimes manipulated with effects. His goal is to portray a specific location, to let its blurred and sonic emotions reach the listener’s ears, to sculpt and compose the “concrete” substance of sound for the listener’s pleasure. He has worked with Buto dancers and video artists. He improvised with fellow musicians like Eric Cordier, Guido Huebner, Benjamin Thigpen, Sun Wei, among others. His electroacoustic works have been presented in festivals by Motus and Licences-Brûlures des langues (France), Confluencias (Spain), and the Udine Composition Competition in Italy (final selection). He has performed concerts and improvised solo or with musicians in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, France (Instants Chavirés), and Germany. He also performs other composer’s music, like K.H. Stockhausen with the innovative laptop ensemble CLSI.He participated to the international symposium with artistic and scientific contributions: Invisible cities 2017, in Azores island, Portugal, where he gave a workshop on field recording and granulation of sounds-and closing concert of the event.He recently took part in a workshop with Chris Watson, organized by Camp in the Pyrénées mountains, on field recordings, with insight approach to his recording technology. He has contributed to the magnificent exhibition ”Audiosfera” in Museo Reina Sofia(Madrid),in 2021, curated by Francisco Lopez, where 700 sound artists and musicians were presented in a deep listening environement, without installations or visual works. His music is released on the labels > Tibprod (split cd with Töre H.Boe), XingWu (concert with Eric Cordier), and/OAR, Baskaru (2 full length albums), Cronica, Taalem, Obs, and forms of minutiae (cassette album, 2023).
Website : https://emmanuelmieville.bandcamp.com/
Malaysian-born Everett Yeoh is an experienced facilitator within the local community drum circle scene, and a self-taught percussionist and composer. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Music from UCSI University in classical composition. With a formal musical training background in piano and cello, Everett later ventures into playing percussion and building DIY instruments, turning “masak-masak” toys and found objects into makeshift instruments with rotans and chopsticks as mallets/sticks. He often performs as a multi-instrumentalist. Among the instruments he plays include the piano, cello, musical saw, Suzuki Andes, musical bones, spoons, asalatos, mouth harps, various hand drums, handheld lithophones and the jingle stick. He frequently collaborates with The Colours of Sound within the community drum circle scene, and has participated in major drum circle events locally such as the YSDAF’s drum circle events.