Festival Closing | Vibrational with The Observatory & GENUS

Festival Closing | Vibrational with The Observatory & GENUS

25 March 2017
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▶️▶️ NUS ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 CLOSING SHOW ◀️◀️
Vibrational
The Observatory • GENUS - NUS Guitar Ensemble
$27, Students: $19
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Proudly presented by NUS Centre For The Arts

The Observatory – a name that implies passive objectivity, but which really describes a band whose musical output is an impassioned response to the society it is enmeshed in; a society divided, and in tumult, where new forms of oppression must be actively met with new strategies for resistance.

Vibrational expands The Observatory line-up into an orchestra, uniting 30 young guitarists in a mammoth ensemble. An extended performance of intensity and solidarity, vibrations of shifting rhythms, synth bass space, oscillators and abused guitars, with repetition and urgency at the heart of their riff. A strong sonic identity is established through the physicality of vibrations that result from beat frequencies created by interacting guitars, magnifying the multi-dimensional qualities of music and sound.

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🔶🔶 ABOUT THE OBSERVATORY 🔶🔶
The Observatory – a name that implies passive objectivity, but which really describes a band whose musical output is an impassioned response to the society it is enmeshed in, a society divided, and in tumult where new forms of oppression must be actively met with new strategies for resistance. The current constellation of The Observatory are vibrations of shifting rhythms, synth bass space, oscillators and abused guitars hammering out a certain truth. Noise, rock and melancholy.

🔶🔶 ABOUT NUS GUITAR ENSEMBLE 🔶🔶
Founded by Cultural Medallion winner Mr Alex Abisheganaden and currently under the guidance of music director and conductor Dr Robert Casteels, the NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS) is the region's first Niibori guitar ensemble, and boasts a wide repertoire ranging from major classical works to Japanese anime songs.

A fingerstyle group unique in its exploration of varying shades and tonalities through their set of Niibori guitars of varying pitches, the ensemble comprises 50 members who play differently pitched guitars to achieve an orchestra effect, with percussion added in to complete the audience experience.

GENUS aims to set a benchmark for local guitar ensembles while promoting a love for guitar ensemble music in Singapore. In order to improve itself both musically and technically, GENUS regularly participates in local and international competitions, and members often get the chance to attend masterclasses.

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