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LAND with NO SUN III: Song of the Skies

  • Esplanade Recital Studio 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981 038981 singapore (map)

Genre:    Inter-disciplinary Performance / Audio-film concert / Fusion  

Date: 4th March 2017          Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm (1.5hrs concert, with 20min post-show talk)       

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

Description: TO ensemble presents a concert of a story of post-apocalypse future world where a third world war had devastated the Earth's surface and forced humanity to rebuild their civilization in the heavens in the form of massive sky-cities. In this new world, Man has given up on nature, and turned to technology for salvation and proclaimed themselves gods.

In Song of the Skies, the Girl in the wind sees a meteor shower and learns from an ancient one that the shooting stars are not what they seem – they are in fact space debris falling back into earth and burning up upon re-entry. She then discovers that the space debris and junk crowding in orbit around Earth was the reason why humanity failed in its attempt to create the space program that could have allowed him to rebuild civilization in space or relocate Earth's population on distant worlds. When an extended meteor shower happens and a large debris makes impact, she races to the crash site where she encounters an extra-terrestrial life-form, The Messenger which has been observing Mankind throughout the ages.

This concert/audio-film is a reflection of the impact of Man's actions on the natural environment, and focuses on his relentless consumption of material goods and the accumulation of waste today.

Featuring original music that combines choral music, jazz, cinematic scores, and Indian music, this concert promises to be an exhilarating blend of technology, art, and musical expression


Original music, story and concept by Tze Toh
and TO ensemble soloists:

Christina Xinxue Zhou (violin) as The Girl in the Wind
Lazar Thurakkal Sebastine (Indian violin) as Vishnu/The Protector
Teo Boon Chye (Sax) as The Time-Traveller
Jonathan Charles Tay (Tenor) as The Messenger (Ancient)
Tze Toh (piano) as The Archivist
Wendy Phua (e.bass) as The Time-Keeper
Thirunalini Balakumaran (Dance) as The Messenger (Oracle)
Pearl Yim (Voice-over) as The Girl in the Wind

The Messenger costume design by Jia Wen Foo

Concert projections featuring
Contemporary art works by Weisha Chen
Photography works & Videos by Stefen Chow
Photography works by Wei Yuet

and young talents, members of SIM Esprimere Singing Club
Sara Nicole Tan , Michelle Oinkiie Koh, Jeremy Chua, Jovia Lim, Christel Soh, Alton Keh and Sean Chan
as The Messengers

with the support of
National Arts Council Singapore
SIM GE Student Life
THJS 谛示工作室
Ink and Paperie
Wei Yuet Photographic Works
Gallery Helios
Coronation Music School




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