Future Detour #3

Future Detour #3

3 May 2017
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Future Detour #3
Ryoko Ono (Japan) - saxophone
Yong Yandsen (Malaysia) - saxophone
Dharma (Singapore) - guitar
Bani Haykal (Singapore) - percussion + laptop + voice

Mark Fisher's "capitalist realism" describes the situation in contemporary neoliberal societies where capitalism seems the only viable political and economic system, and we have lost the ability to imagine an alternative to it. Future Detour is a series of performances presented by Ujikaji, where we'd like to suggest otherwise, and offer you sounds from a reclaimed future.

Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang
$12 ($10 concession for full-time students/seniors/the unemployed)
Doors open 8:00pm
Music starts 8:15pm
Poster series by L/HT/T/TT

Future Detour #1: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697752033851406/

Future Detour #2:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1927456790809677/

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Artist Biographies

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RYOKO ONO

Japanese saxophonist, flutist, composer and recording artist specializing in improvised music and works for saxophone and electronics. She plays in a wide range of genres, not only improvised music, but also blues, jazz, progressive rock, noise, and avant-garde music. Her way of playing is consistent throughout all of these styles. It is solid, romantic inter-play. Ono leads her own group Ryorchestra and is one half of SaxRuins with Yoshida Tatsuya. She has performed with Mick Barr, Richard Pinhas, Toshiji Mikawa, Kazutoki Umezu, Akira Sakata, and many others.

http://www.onoryoko.jp/

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YONG YANDSEN

Yong Yandsen is an improvised saxophonist. He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival (Singapore), Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival (Singapore), Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) amongst others. Yandsen, together with Darren Moore and Brian O’Reily, form an improvised trio called Game of Patience. They have toured to Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They released debut CD album “Trial and Error” and a vinyl album "The Bad Sleeps Well".

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DHARMA

Dharma was the guitarist of The Observatory for the first 7 albums. His initial experimentations with the electric guitar were with effects and later on incorporating objects together with various extended techniques. In 2013, he released his solo debut, Intergranular Space, which opened up new vistas for his guitar work. Since going solo in 2015 he has been involved in various experimental and improvised music performances most notably at the Asian Meeting Festival 2016 which featured notable Asian improvisers like Otomo Yoshihide and Jojo Hiroshige.

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BANI HAYKAL

bani haykal experiments with text + music.
As an artist, composer and musician, bani considers music (making / processes) as a metaphor for cybernetics and his projects revolve around modes of interfacing and interaction in feedback / feedforward mechanisms. He is a member of b-quartet and Soundpainting ensemble Erik Satay & The Kampong Arkestra.

Manifestations of his research culminate into works of various forms encompassing installation, poetry and performance. In his capacity as a collaborator and a soloist, bani has participated in festivals including Wiener Festwochen (Austria), Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan), Liquid Architecture and Singapore International Festival of Arts (Singapore) among others.

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