After helming its flagship club night successfully for two years in Home Club, audio- visual collective, Syndicate, pushes up a gear by joining forces with Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre, the Substation, to curate the Syndicate Subsessions.
Marking the inaugural installment on 24 March, Saturday, at the Substation Theatre, the first guest of the series, acclaimed electronic act, Muon, will be launching their sophomore album, ‘The Shape of Shapes To Come’ on the same night. It will also be the debut of the latest addition to Syndicate’s stable of producers & performers, Gema, who is set to present his first audio-visual performance.
As the brainchild of Nick Chan, Muon has been evolving for close to a decade bridging the disparate gap between the worlds of explosive rock and dark electronica without falling prey to the trappings of either. Preferring the surgical efficiency of working with robots (of the human variety or otherwise), the music of Muon is a cold and bleak trip into a landscape where the marriage between dehumanized emotion and callous machines is perfectly complete.
With a fresh four-piece line-up, Muon will present their latest range of works from their upcoming self-released album at the Subsessions. Visualizing the new sounds will be Syndicate’s own visualist, Brandon Tay, who has designed a customized set of moving images for the show. To mark the album launch, a limited run of CDs will be available at the gig.
Other than showcasing quality acts, the Syndicate Subsessions also aims to feature up and coming talents in the music scene. For this session, the introductory spotlight falls to the young electronic producer, Gema.
Coming from a family rich in music experience, this multi-instrumentalist started making music at the tender age of thirteen. A lover of analog synthesizers, sub-bass and poly-rhythms, Gema’s beats and pieces are filled with warm synths over a nice dosage of low end frequencies and accompanied with smooth gliding keys. Other than his audio explorations, Gema experiments with visuals as well and he has created a series of visuals to accompany this special performance.
So be there to open your mind and tune in to the transmissions of this new Syndicate Subsessions era.
24 March 2012, Saturday
8PM – 10PM
The Substation Theatre 45 Armenian Street,
(Tickets available from the Substation Box Office)
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