Genre: Inter-disciplinary Performance / Audio-film concert / Fusion
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (1.5hrs concert, with 20min post-show talk)
TO ensemble presents an audio-film concert of a story of hope in a post-apocalypse future world, where a third world war had devastated the Earth's surface and forced humanity to rebuild their civilization in the heavens in the form of massive sky-cities. In this new world, Man has given up on nature, and turned to technology for salvation.
This is the third installment of the groundbreaking LAND with NO SUN series.
In Song of the Skies, a young violinist who survived the end of the world sees a beautiful meteor shower and makes a wish for a better future. She learns from an elder that the shooting stars are not what they seem – they are actually space debris burning up as they fell to Earth. She then witnesses one of the “meteors” fall to the surface. Eager to salvage the junk, she journeys to the crash site where she comes into contact with a mysterious ancient alien race known as The Messengers, who have witnessed Man's time on Earth since the beginning. Their encounter would forever alter the path of humanity.
This concert/audio-film is a reflection of Man's deep impact on the natural environment, brought about by his relentless consumption of material goods and the resultant accumulation of waste.
Featuring original music, story by award-winning composer Tze Toh, combining choral music, jazz, film score, classical music, and Indian music, sound design with video/animation, with TO ensemble soloists Christina Zhou (violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Jonathan Charles Tay (tenor voice), Wendy Phua (e.bass), members of SIM GE Esprimere singing club including Sara Nicole Tan, Jeremy Chua, Min Jia Chan, this concert promises to be an exhilarating blend of technology, art and musical expression.