Launching today in conjunction with Archifest is Singapore Musicity, a programme of curated music that sits at the intersection of sound, architecture and experience. Musicity is an ongoing, city-by-city project by The British Council which brings a new dimension to architecture though the experience of music.
After six months of production, two UK recording artists and seven of Singapore’s homegrown recording artists have completed original tracks inspired by some of the city’s most iconic locations. Each track is inspired by its corresponding location’s famed history and artistic value.
The recording artists and their corresponding locations are: sonicbrat – Gardens by the Bay; Jason Tan (Octover) – The ArtScience Museum; KOFLOW – School Of The Arts; I Am David Sparkle – Asian Civilisations Museum; Muon – The Esplanade; The Analog Girl – Hong San See; Cosa Nostra – Singapore Art Museum.
As part of this international music exchange, two acclaimed UK recording artists worked with two Singaporean artists to produce special collaborative tracks – English songstress Mara Carlyle, known for her melodic tunes with critically acclaimed albums, “The Lovely” and “Floreat” worked with sonicbrat to produce a track for Gardens by the Bay; while UK music producer and musician Jon Hopkins, nominated for the Ivor Novello Awards and the Mercury Prize, and Jason Tan (Octover) composed a piece for the ArtScience Museum.