Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL 034) featuring KL based Chris Turchi (soprano sax) from France, and our very own Yong Yandsen (tenor sax), Kok Siew-Wai (vocals) and Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (vocals & electronics). Mark your calendar and bring your friends!

Date & Time: Friday, 23 June 2017 @ 8:30pm

Venue: RAW Art Space, No. 8, 4th floor, Jalan Panggong, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.

Admission by suggested donation: RM20


CHRISTOPHE TURCHI played in his father’s orchestra at the young age of 16 and has long dabbled in funk, abstract hip hop and electro. He uses loops, tenor and soprano saxophones as well as the EWI (electronic wind instrument), and can often be found performing at No Black Tie jazz club in Kuala Lumpur.

SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR has performed for the CHOPPA Music Fest (Singapore), Playfreely (Singapore), Switch On (Malaysia) and KLEX Festival (Malaysia). He participates in Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL) regularly, a monthly experimental music series in Kuala Lumpur. Sudarshan has contributed vocals and live electronics to the following bands: HKPT, Takdir, Sorry and Think!Tadpole!Think!. Working with music for theatre, he is the music facilitator for Main Wayang (2015-2016), a children’s theatre workshop which emphasizes on the basics for orchestrating D.I.Y multimedia performances and has directed and scored music for his musical “The Propitiation of Fundamentals” (2015).

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 album “Trial and Error” and a vinyl album “The Bad Sleeps Well”.

KOK SIEW WAI is a vocal improviser, artist-organiser and video artist. She has performed in Asia, Europe, USA and Canada, and in festivals such as Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, SoundBridge Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Choppa Experimental Music Festival (Singapore), Playfreely Festival (Singapore), RRRec Fest (Indonesia), E-Poetry Festival (USA) and more. Her solo video text + vocal improvisation performance piece “Language of Self” is collected by He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China.


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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