Huff x Ding Yi: A Music and Visual Collaboration by Kenneth A. Huff and Ding Yi Music Company
29 Aug to 31 Aug
7.45pm - 8pm, 8.30pm – 8.45pm
SMU Campus Green, Projection Dome
Strange Attractions, a body of work spanning thirty years, is based on the mathematics of chaos theory. Kenneth uses chaotic strange attractors to explore natural systems, patterns, and rhythms. Images of these evolving chaotic systems are layered, one moment over next, like waves washing over sand, eventually replaced by the accumulation of those that come after.
In this collaboration with the Ding Yi Music Company, the systems change in reaction to the performers’ music and through Ken’s live interactions with the system. Being chaotic, Strange Attractions also works in variations of its own, ensuring no two performances are the same.
Pieces to be performed include:
- Transcient, Composed by Prof Ho Chee Kong (Singapore)
- Songs of Fishing Boats at Dusk 渔舟唱晚, Arranged by Phang Kok Jun (Singapore)
- Percussion Improvisation
About the artist
Kenneth A. Huff is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of traditional and new media. Through intricately-detailed abstractions, he explores evolving patterns and forms in nature. His body of organically-inspired work spans twenty-five years and includes prints, sculptures, time-based projects, photographs, and poetry. Ken’s work has been included in over 350 public showings in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. View and learn more about Ken’s work at www.kenhuff.com.
Established in 2007, Ding Yi is Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber ensemble and the pioneer of the two major local Chinese music events, the Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival and the composition competition and symposium – Composium. The ensemble has captivated audiences with its distinctive approach to music-making and dedication to showcasing a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary interpretations and cross-genre works, and collaborated with prominent Chinese musicians including Min Hui Fen, Lu Chun Ling, Gong Yi and Feng Shao Xian in many concerts, receiving accolades from critics and audiences alike.
Ding Yi’s mission is to advocate and promote its unique Singaporean identity and sound – Ding Yi Chinese chamber music by producing iconic programmes locally and overseas, proudly flying our Singapore flag high, leaving footprints in many important international music festivals. Ding Yi is also a proud recipient of the third Chinese Cultural Contribution Award in 2019 and NAC Major Company Scheme since 2016. For more information, please visit www.dingyimusic.com.
Image credit: Image courtesy to Ding Yi Music Company