PHOON YU, organ
THEEMPTYBLUESKY (MERVIN WONG), electronics and visuals
Show 1: Thu, 22/8, 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Show 2: Fri, 23/8, 8.00pm to 9.30pm
ABOUT THE EVENT
Revelations & Angels is an audio-visual performative installation in two parts, presented by organist Phoon Yu and electronic musician Theemptybluesky, reframing the conventional recital into a new kind of experience.
Revelations is a multimedia installation piece that will take over the expansive foyer and atrium areas of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Designed by Theemptybluesky, the installation experiments with light, space, and sound to invite contemplations of cosmogony and our relation to the universe.
On the evenings of 22 and 23 August, Revelations will serve as the backdrop for an 80 minute performance featuring the world premiere of The Seven Angels by Chen Zhangyi, organ works by J.S. Bach, and sonic reflections by Theemptybluesky.
Revelations will be installed until 9 September.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Phoon Yu is an organist and composer currently studying at The Juilliard School as a doctoral candidate. Previously, he did his Masters of Music in Organ Performance at the Peabody Institute and his Bachelors of Music in Composition at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. He has performed in Singapore, the United States, and the Netherlands, with performances at the Victoria Concert Hall. His compositions and arrangements have also been premiered in Singapore, the United States, and China. For his achievements, Phoon was awarded the Bruce R. Eicher Prize in Peabody Institute on completion of his degree.
Mervin Wong is a sonic alchemist who creates music and sculpts sound, producing and composing bespoke music for film, media, installations, as well as collaborations with performing and visual artists. 2018 marked the debut of his solo project Theemptybluesky with the full length album Aphelion. Mervin also has a hand in a wide range of multidisciplinary collaborations that allow him to venture and explore beyond the realm of sound into film, multimedia-visuals, installations, projection mapping, and production design.