Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks.
Friday, 1 January – Friday, 26 March 2021 (every Tuesday and Friday)
In this current state where borders are closed and physical gatherings not recommended, social media and emailing have turned into a tool for us to communicate and interface with each other. #soundcards is an attempt to build an exchange of sonic memories and audio time-stamps like a postcard but by utilizing sound instead of visuality as a key medium. Will this interaction using a different sensibility change the way we perceive places and spaces?
Cheryl Ong (Singapore) is a percussionist who is active in performance and education and a regular member of the avant rock group The Observatory. In recent years she has been exploring improvisational and experimental practices for her music, while hunting down new ideas and sounds. Her recent performances include All Ears, Festival (2020, Norway) and AngelicA Festival (2019, Bologna) in a duo with Vivian Wang. Ong participated as a musician for the dance performance by Pichet Klunchun x Wu-kang Chen at Behalf (2019, UCC, Singapore). Her solo composition Hejira was used in Yeo Siew Hua’s award winning film, A Land Imagined.
Image: Cheryl Ong , #soundcards, sound, Instagram, 2021. Commissioned by NTU CCA Singapore for Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks. Courtesy the artist.