(from the press release)
From tomorrow till 6th January 2015, tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto presents ‘Singled Out’ – an art exhibition conceptualised by creative agency fFurious, and developed in collaboration with events organisation art-management.com, and Thunder Rock School.
This exhibition will see 50 local designers and artists transforming vinyl records into pieces of artwork that will be on display at tcc ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road. The artworks will be up for auction where all proceeds will be managed by Thunder Rock School, who will be setting up a music education outreach program specifically catered to financially disadvantaged children.
With its aim to harness the power of music to impact the lives of disadvantaged youths through the funding of their music education, the project has invited 50 local artists to revisit their own personal soundtrack and to pick out a song that has made a positive impact in their lives. The selected piece may range from a track that has inspired their personal or career triumphs, to a song that may have comforted them through tough times.
The artists were challenged to turn the vinyl records and sleeves provided into pieces of artwork. They were free to imagine the many possibilities, from painting the vinyls to creating a sculpture made entirely out of the records. The artworks will then be on display within the relaxing and cosy atmosphere of tcc’s two-storey boutique caffè for patrons to visit and bid on the artworks for charity if they so please.
The project also serves to reunite the forgotten ties between music and design. The music of today tends to ignore the visual aesthetic, and through ‘Singled Out’ the designers and artists hope to promote the visual aspect of music, giving the vinyl record a new lease of life.
An online auction will be conducted on singledout.ffurious.com with each unique piece put on a starting bid of 200SGD. All proceeds from the artworks will go to funding the musical journey of financially disadvantaged youths. Thunder Rock School will be coming on board to craft a subsidised and specialised music education program through the provision of mentorship to those who are interested in learning music.