40 years on, this guy's still following his tangerine dreams.
Khew Sin Sun, a Berklee College of Music graduate, first became enamored with synthesizers in the 70s — then, a groundbreaking instrument utilized by forward-thinking acts like Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and many others.
Being a teenage student in Singapore, he was only able to afford the MiniKorg-700s, but it became a gateway into a lifetime obsession with these technological marvels. Studying in Berklee, taking up Music Production & Engineering courses, he focused on his craft while keeping up with the growing number of synthesizers in the burgeoning electronic instrument market.
Since then, he founded music school MusicTEC and is still adding on to his collection of synthesizers, scouring over eBay for good deals — one of his prized discoveries being an original Minimoog.
Khew will be showing off his collection along with a mini-lecture on sound synthesis, and a jamming session with musicians David McKaige and Jon He. Taking place at the City Music Showroom, this will be a fairly rare opportunity to watch these instruments in action live.
Watch Khew introduce his collection here: