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

 
Performed by Tze Toh (piano), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Jonathan Charles Tay (tenor) and May Loh (viola). Photo courtesy of Asian Civilizations Museum More photos here.

Performed by Tze Toh (piano), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Jonathan Charles Tay (tenor) and May Loh (viola).
Photo courtesy of Asian Civilizations Museum
More photos here.

 

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.

 
Performed by Loraine Muthiah (organ), Christina Xinxue Zhou (violin), Pearl Yim (violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax) and Tze (piano) More photos here

Performed by Loraine Muthiah (organ), Christina Xinxue Zhou (violin), Pearl Yim (violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax) and Tze (piano)
More photos here

 

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.

 
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More photos here More about LAND with NO SUN series here

More photos here
More about LAND with NO SUN series here

 

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). 

 
Poster design for ...And There was N0th1ng Using stills from animated sequences by Toh Yixue and title fonts traced, refined by Jeff Wong

Poster design for ...And There was N0th1ng
Using stills from animated sequences by Toh Yixue and title fonts traced, refined by Jeff Wong

 
 
Featuring Christina Zhou (violin), Tze (piano), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin) and Benjamin Wong (viola) Story, music by Tze Toh 3D animation/CGI by Yixue Toh Photography by Teh Ting Ting More photos here

Featuring Christina Zhou (violin), Tze (piano), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin) and Benjamin Wong (viola) Story, music by Tze Toh 3D animation/CGI by Yixue Toh Photography by Teh Ting Ting
More photos here

 

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.

 
More concert photos here

More concert photos here

 

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

 
Poster forLAND with NO SUN II: Dance of the Earth

Poster forLAND with NO SUN II: Dance of the Earth

More concert photos here Read more about the concert from the review by The Straits Times

More concert photos here
Read more about the concert from the review by The Straits Times

 

18 DECEMBER 2015
Gallery Late Night by National Gallery

 
More photos here

More photos here

 

21 and 22  NOVEMBER 2015
LAND with NO SUN: Whispers of the Wind for Titian Budaya Festival 2015

 
Titian Budaya Link here.

Titian Budaya Link here.

 

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.

Trailers: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siGdENWh8SY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUUsCNM81A8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU3qGDlF8Wc&feature=youtu.be

 
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More photos here.

More photos here.

 

4 JULY 2014
Alternate world
 
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.

Review by The Straits Times
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y_5Vc2WEyE
Interview by Close Ups@Live Lounge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e-mQUBP9I8

 
More photos here.

More photos here.

 

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.

Rehearsal Sneak Peak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7-ol36wVw
Concert Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiOUJtr7xBA

 
More photos here.

More photos 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

 
More photos here.

More photos here.

 

26 JUNE 2012
Official opening of gardens by the bay (stories from wonderland)

 
 
 
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SEPTEMBER 2011
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

Return to Wonderland preview trailers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iCeey19UJk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtFlTaq57UA

 
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March 2011
First ever full concert: Stories from wonderland (as part of NUS arts festival)

Concert Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQENE0sVTE

2011
Release album stories from wonderland (album review)

Album trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VajaXBWIVo

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2011
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.”
Audio: https://soundcloud.com/uksc/indianjazz

2010
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)

 
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2010 - Combine 3 Kingdoms and Kalpana.

 
Poster for Promo DVD

Poster for Promo DVD

 
 
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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.

3 Kingdoms@Esplanade Concourse (pictures courtesy of Stevie Liawardi) "A Singaporean Composer/Jazz pianist, a Chinese Sze Chuan Er Hu player, a French Saxophonist” "What's good music? Does it matter? Connecting with the audience makes it a really special and wonderful night to remember. That's all that matters" -Tze Toh

3 Kingdoms@Esplanade Concourse (pictures courtesy of Stevie Liawardi)

"A Singaporean Composer/Jazz pianist, a Chinese Sze Chuan Er Hu player, a French Saxophonist”
"What's good music? Does it matter? Connecting with the audience makes it a really special and wonderful night to remember. That's all that matters"
-Tze Toh

Dawn of Sound@Esplanade Waterfront Video: https://vimeo.com/2608656

Dawn of Sound@Esplanade Waterfront
Video: https://vimeo.com/2608656

Metamorphosis@Concourse "One of the most memorable performances, simply because of the intensity and connection ... a very moving performance for me .... The interplay among the 3 of us was very magical. " -Tze Toh

Metamorphosis@Concourse
"One of the most memorable performances, simply because of the intensity and connection ... a very moving performance for me .... The interplay among the 3 of us was very magical. "
-Tze Toh