12 October 2016

TO ensemble shares video for upcoming anime-inspired concert

The TO ensemble has released a trailer video for And there was N0th1ng, a multidiscipline, interactive concert inspired by Mamoru Oshii's sci-fi anime classic Ghost in the Shell. The music is inspired by Asian philosophies and played carnatically* on Western instruments by TO ensemble, which was founded by UK composer/pianist Tze.

The concert, to be performed as part of the second Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM), brings together original fusion music and video art/animation to tell the original story of an artificial intelligence which tries to understand humanity, only to find that it recognises the unpredictability and imagination of man as a pinnacle of evolution it can never achieve.

SIFOM 2016, presented by SIFOM in collaboration with Arts House and OperaViva, runs from 13 to 30 October with Grammy-nominee Maestro Darrell Ang wielding the baton over guest members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the SIFOM Orchestra. The event has three components:
  • Free outreach activities up to 30 October 
  • Ticketed concerts from 13 to 23 October 
  • Free Festival Fringe performances from 13 to 30 October

Watch the trailer for And then there was N0th1ng

The concert is on 16 October at 7pm at the Play Den, The Arts House at The Old Parliament. Buy tickets

Browse the full lineup of SISTIC ticketed performances, festival fringe and free community outreach programmes. There are discounts for MasterCard holders, children aged two to 12 (10%), senior citizens (10% for those aged 55 and above), Friends of the SSO (15%), students (10% whether local or international), NSmen/Home Team NS members (20% with promo code HOMETMUSIC), NTUC members (20%), and Singapore Press Club members (20% with promo code SPCMUSIC)

Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post on SIFOM(Note: Kseniia Vokhmianina’s piano recital: The Sunken Cathedral & Other Stories is sold out)

*A music system originating in South India