TO ensemble 10th Anniversary
Going back in time with TO ensemble
Contemporary music ensemble/multi-disciplinary works (TO ensemble): 2014 - present
16 JUNE 2017
XYNTEO TPT 2017 Invisible Reality “Leading through the looking glass”
TO ensemble presented a special dinner performance of original music composed by Tze Toh, featuring Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Tze Toh (piano), Martin Peh (violin) and Wendy Phua (e.bass), to 2 standing ovations from an audience of international change-makers and thought-leaders.
13 MAY 2017
Singapore Heritage Festival at Asian Civilization Museum
Music Director/Composer Tze Toh composed a special suite of music stories titled The River, the vessel and the Lion-heart, inspired by the life of Sir Stamford Raffles and the Singapore River for the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017.
12 APRIL 2017
Cartier: Women's Initiative Awards 2017
The ensemble composed and performed the awards opening theme and cues, to celebrate Women entrepreneurs from each continent who make a positive change on the world.
4 MARCH 2017
LAND with NO SUN III (無太陽地帶3) : Song of the Skies
The third installment to the original audio-film concert series LAND with NO SUN.
16 OCTOBER 2016
Singapore International Festival of Music
The ensemble performed original new songs from And There was N0th1ng inspired by Mamoru Oshii's Sci-fi animated film Ghost in the Shell and Issac Asimov's Foundation and I, Robot series.
Featuring original music story, concept and music by Tze Toh, animation by Yixue Toh (Anzo Studios).
26 AUGUST 2016
Toyota Safety promotional video "The Promise"
Original score composed by our music director/composer Tze Toh, and solos recorded by Christina Zhou (violin) and Benjamin Wong (viola), with additional strings by Martin Peh (violin)
The video has reached 1.8 million views on YouTube.
Link to video here.
20 AUGUST 2016
Alternate Worlds II (もうひとつの世界2)
The second installment of TO ensemble's unique concert series Alternate Worlds which explore new worlds of music, featuring original story and music.
27 FEBRUARY 2016
LAND with NO SUN II (無太陽地帶2) : Dance of the Earth
The second installment of an immersive audio-film concert series, LAND with NO SUN, which combines video/animation, sound design and live fusion music, performed by the groundbreaking TO ensemble and its contemporary orchestra.
Concert trailer here
18 DECEMBER 2015
Gallery Late Night by National Gallery
21 and 22 NOVEMBER 2015
LAND with NO SUN: Whispers of the Wind for Titian Budaya Festival 2015
29 JANUARY 2015
LAND with NO SUN (無太陽地帶): Terra Senza Sole
The first installment to the original audio-film concert series LAND with NO SUN.
The series explores themes and issues affecting our world today and tomorrow through the LAND with NO SUN universe - from the loss of natural environments and biodiversity, threat of artificial intelligence, the impact of digital surveillance on the way we live, to Man’s obsession with Machine.
Review by Straits Times:
“ Tze’s music takes on a programmatic slant, as if written to tell a story.”
“Despite the small audience, LAND with NO SUN was accorded a standing ovation, a sure sign that timely messages will not fall on deaf ears.”
Read full review here.
4 JULY 2014
A special collaborations concert by *Tze n Looking Glass Orchestra Singapore’s unique contemporary art ensemble, featuring various artists, including 7 year old pianist Aone Ozaki, Bukit Timah Primary School Choir, Emanon sax quartet, bassoonist Christoph Wichert, violinist Christina Zhou.
3 MARCH 2014
Odysseys, Spectrum presented by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
“Although improvisation plays a big part for the soloists, the music composed by Tze crosses over comfortably between genres, with pop song idioms and film music being considerable influence as well.”
Full Review by Straits Times here.
Fusion quartet with string ensemble/ orchestra (Tze n Looking Glass): 2010 - 2013
10 OCTOBER 2012
First concert with small orchestra : Wonderland
Concert trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqEk2DF-hnI
Concert Highlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jD8A4m5tXo
26 JUNE 2012
Official opening of gardens by the bay (stories from wonderland)
Return to wonderland
The ensemble's second full concert and first ever concert with fusion quartet and string ensemble.
This is also the ensemble first full concert at Esplanade Recital Studios
Tze won first prize in the Instrumental category for The UK Songwriting Contest.
An Indian Folk Song Meets Jazz (main tracks in stories from wonderland)
“Judges chose this composition for its originality in its attempt at fusing traditional indian music and western jazz.”
Esplanade's MOSAIC Music Festival,
9 AUGUST 2010
Tze n Looking Glass : National Day 2010 @ Esplanade Waterfront.
Featuring new arrangements of Fly with Me and Indian Folk Song
2 AUGUST 2010
Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame 2010 (Auckland) Singapore showcase
Performed “ Fly with Me” specially composed by Tze Toh for the Youth Olympic Games.
Audio: http://www.deezer.com/track/16095521 (30sec)
2010 - Combine 3 Kingdoms and Kalpana.
Early fusion: 2007-2009
3 Kingdoms, Kalpana, Dawn of sound, Tze n Tango Nuevo, Odilon
Started as a Chinese fusion (3Kingdoms) and an Indian fusion (Kalpana), each with 2-3 members.