Syndicate Subsessions – August 2012

The upcoming installation of Syndicate Subsessions will be taking place on 25 August 2012 (Saturday) at The Substation Theatre. Conducted every quarter, the Syndicate Subsessions is a series of performances that is curated by audio-visual collective, Syndicate, in partnership with The Substation.


The collective creates a distinctive environment where full focus and attention is dedicated to the music performance and visual content it is presenting. This immersion will allow the performers to explore creative presentations for their music as well.



This time, Syndicate Subsessions continues to widen its sonic spectrum with an evening which will witness an improvised performance by acclaimed jazz pianist, Aya Sekine, and the dreamy atmospherics of Sleep Easy.


Trained in jazz piano and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Aya Sekine is no stranger in the local jazz circuit. With her regular nights at Club LʼOpera & Blu Jaz Café, Aya is definitely one of the best jazz pianists around. For Syndicate Subsessions, Aya will present a side rarely seen in her performances here in Singapore - her love for experimental sounds and improvisations. She will build and improvise her set there and then based on the visual narrative created by Syndicate resident visualist, Brandon Tay.



Sleep Easy is a solo project by multi-instrumentalist, Isa Ong, who is also known for his involvements with Amateur Takes Control and Pleasantry. A project which sounds more personal, laid-back & chill, Sleep Easy “tries to be the short story secretly tucked into the front breast pocket of a writer, a paltry symbolism of reverie, of ponder and of mere thought”. The dreamy compositions are crafted carefully with a wide palette of sounds which include electric/acoustic guitars, glockenspiel and electronic beats.


Syndicate Subsessions
Date: 25 August 2012, Saturday
Time: 8pm-10pm
Venue: The Substation Theatre (45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936)
Admission: SGD20


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