Date & Time: Saturday, 27 Feb 2016. Door opens @ 8pm.

Venue: FINDARS, No. 8, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (top floor)

Admission by suggested donation: RM20

Happy Lunar New Year 2016! SPIL 021 is here to prolong the Lunar New Year celebration! Enough of your festive food and cookies, it’s time for some improvised music! Come to Findars this Saturday, we have Brian O’Reilly (double bass/electronics) from Singapore, playing with local improvisers Yong Yandsen (tenor sax), Goh Lee Kwang (no-input soundmixer), Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (voice/electronics) and Kok Siew Wai (voice). See you there!


BRIAN O’REILLY (USA/Singapore) works within the fields of electro-acoustic composition, sound installations, moving images and noise music. Also he is a contrabassist focusing on uncovering the inaudible textures and hidden acoustic microsounds of his instrument through the integration of electronic treatments and extended playing techniques.

GOH LEE KWANG is an internationally recognized sound & new media artist from Malaysia. He has created sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installations, single channel video, multi-channels video, electro-acoustic improvised music performance, tape music, composition for radio broadcast and soundtrack for theater / dance / independent movie. Goh’s works focus on the various possibility of both realistic & abstract, crossing the boundaries of digital & analog, electronic & acoustic, go beyond language, allowing audiences to experience the work directly, and in their own personal way. Most of his installation also operating interactively with the audience/viewer.

YONG YANDSEN is an improvised saxophonist. He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival (Singapore), Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival (Singapore), Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) amongst others. Yandsen, together with Darren Moore and Brian O’Reily, form an improvised trio called Game of Patience. They have toured to Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They released debut CD “Trial and Error” on Herbal International and self released debut LP “The Bad Sleeps Well”.

SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR is a musician. He has contributed vocals and live electronics to bands such as HKPT, T!T!T!, and Takdir. His live setup is comprised of loopers, synths and effects pedals which are used to create improvised soundscapes.

KOK SIEW-WAI (Malaysia) is an improvised vocalist, video artist and independent artist-organizer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She’s performed in festivals such as Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, SoundBridge Contemporary Music Festival, Choppa Experimental Music Festival (Singapore), Playfreely Festival (Singapore), Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), E-Poetry Festival (USA) and more.


SPIL is a project of the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) launched in May 2014. It aims to create exposure and understanding, and to facilitate local, regional and international collaborations and exchanges for experimental and improvised music in Malaysia.

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