After celebrating two new years in January and February, here comes to a month to celebrate the hard work and achievements of fellow sisters in the world! In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we have an all-female lineup for SPIL 085! We welcome our long time good friend from Hanoi, contemporary composer and musician Luong Hue Trinh (electronics), with dancer Tan Bee Hung, and Tree Voices featuring voice artists Charlotte Leng, Loke Xiaoyun and Siew-Wai Kok. Also on the bill is media/sound/dance/movement artist Sim Hoi Ling as special guest. Mark your calendar and come on out for some girl power and feminine grace!

Date: 9th March, 2024 (SAT)
Time: Doors open @ 8pm
Venue: @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
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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.


LUONG Hue Trinh, a versatile Vietnamese multimedia composer and improviser, currently resides in France. Her journey in music began with a distinction in Jazz Keyboard studies spanning from 1998 to 2010 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Transitioning to electro-acoustic music in 2010 marked a pivotal moment in her career. Subsequently, from 2015 to 2018, she was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for New Composition Techniques. This opportunity led her to pursue a master’s program in Multimedia Composition at the University of Music and Drama in Hamburg. LUONG’s creative pursuits primarily revolve around composition and improvisation, blending traditional and experimental elements, field recordings, and site-specific projects. Her debut album, “Illusions,” received acclaim and was included in the prestigious Best of 2016 – Albums of The Year list by Avant Music News in San Francisco. Furthermore, her art activities were acknowledged as the Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest 2019 in Vietnam. Hanoi Grapevine is the first and only bilingual platform dedicated to Art and Culture Events in Vietnam. LUONG’s compositions have garnered international recognition, with performances spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Tan Bee Hung graduated with Master of Dance at University of Malaya. She is active in the local and international dance scenes, have performed locally in Tari, MyDance Festival, Le French Arts Festival, SounDance by RAW Arts Space, and many performances by Kwang Tung Dance Company; also internationally in Dancing in Asia (Indonesia), Festival Tokyo 2016 (Japan), Goyang International Dance Festival (Korea), the 5th no ballet International Choreography Competition (Germany), Guangdong Modern Dance Festival (Guangzhou, China), CONTACT: A Week of Dance (Singapore). A firm believer that human are natural movers. Tan is currently a Pilates and Gyrotonic® instructor.

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.

Kok Siew-Wai started out as a video artist, now active as a vocal improviser and artist-curator/organizer. She has shown her videos, curatorial video programmes, and performed in Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and USA, including allEars Improvised Music Festival (Norway), Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), CTM Festival (Germany), Hanoi New Music Festival (Vietnam), Nusasonic, RRRec Fest (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, amongst others. Siew-Wai is interested in improvisation and the exploration of expressions using the human voice.

Loke Xiaoyun sings, and plays the piano, the flute, and the Sape. She also has deep interest in different aspects of music and was involved in different academic research projects in music education, music sociology and ethnomusicology. Trained as a classical musician, Xiaoyun first dipped her toes in atonal vocal improvisation when she was a member of Merle Noir. She also draws inspiration from nuances in different ethnic singing styles. Xiaoyun enjoys working with different artists from disciplines, such as dance and visual works. One of her collaborative works was a multi disciplinary project with Seni Tiga #8: Foundry. She also contributed to KLEX Nusasonic Radio Episode #1: So Far So Good in 2020. Apart from performing, Xiaoyun is a music educator with students from different age groups and currently in training to be a Dalcroze Eurhythmics certified instructor.

Sim Hoi Ling is an image-maker whose praxis is influenced by photography, she often explores unconventional ways of image-making in her creative process. She has exhibited works in the form of printmaking, video art, installation and performance, also presented in festivals across Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Hoi Ling’s work was collected internationally by collectors from the United States, Canada, Germany and Malaysia.


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