• The Arts House (TAH) , Play Den (map)
  • 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429

When Poetry Meets Music II: Loss

Singapore Writers Festival 2018

10 Nov, Sat 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

The Arts House (TAH) , Play Den 

After longing has run its course or found fulfilment, what next? An impending sense of loss, of losing the ideal and the idea of what could have been, becomes all too real. In this 30-minute companion performance to ‘Longing’, this session examines the low points and turning points that make us wish that the longing had never been. In their poetry-meets-music collaboration of five pieces, Natalie Ng and Mervin Wong draw from well-known classical music composers such as Gluck and Debussy, to which Felix Cheong pens poems.  


Art collective Osmosis is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between poet Felix Cheong and musicians, Natalie Ng and Theemptybluesky (Mervin Wong). Weaving poetry with reworked pieces from the classical music canon, their performance is an eye-opening showcase of music and poetry for a contemporary audience.