MOONAGE DAYDREAM | TIRAMISU
Admission: $15 / 22 Aug & 23 Aug / 1.00 AM to 1.45 AM / House of Glamour, Cathay Green
Known for its high energy, spontaneity and infamous chicken dance routine, rock jamboree band Tiramisu presents Moonage Daydream, an inter-disciplinary, pseudo cabaret showcase. Named after a David Bowie song, this “mini rock opera” features glam rock music at its best, accompanied by visual projections and contemporary dancers.
Formed in 1997, Tiramisu started out as a mere project which eventually became a serious addiction and regular fixture in local independent gig listings around Singapore and Malaysia. Inspiration of forming the band came after Rizman Putra (vocalist), who was working as a waiter in an Italian restaurant, gave away a few slices of tiramisu discreetly to Jeremy Sharma (guitars) and Keith Su (guitars), who were at the same time looking for a bands name, one of them eventually got choked on the cocoa powder and hence, Tiramisu was born.
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THE DONGANG PROJECT | NADA & GENERASIA
28 Aug & 29 Aug / 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM / Armenian Street
For the second year running, Armenian Street neighbours the Peranakan Museum and the Substation come together for an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary. Enjoy the unconventional combination of classic Peranakan music with the rustic digital beats from NADA, and joget in the street with the graceful kebaya women from GenerAsia.
NADA is a visual arts/sound project that explores the myth and synthetic history of a fabricated group of the same name focusing on the excavation of the golden era of Malay traditional and popular music that spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s. A concept developed by Rizman Putra and Safuan Johari, the duo blurs the line between fiction and reality by deconstructing popular Malay songs from the past and melding them back together like a newly-discovered treasure of long lost tapes that has aged with time.
The project made its debut as “A Nada Story”, a mixed media installation and performance piece at Budi Daya Exhibition organized by the Malay Heritage Centre and held in conjunction with the Malay Culturefest 2014. In March 2015, NADA made a trip to Paris for a special exhibition held at Palais de Tokyo where they did an artist visitation stint to rerecord selected songs in French.