Friday, April 06, 2007

"On The Record: Homegrown Bands from Then and Now"

Last night, the library@esplanade paid tribute to Singapore's pioneering musicians and producers with the official launch of an exhibition & documentary titled "On The Record: Homegrown Bands from Then and Now". The project was curated by librarians from library@esplanade, with help from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (School of Film and Media Studies - FMS) in producing the DVD documentary.
Vewing of "On The Record" DVD

The band members being interviewed by CNA

Pioneers of Singapore Music

More information about the exhibit at High Browse Online (see also this post from modcentric, who generously loaned some personal collection of 1960s record sleeves). Thanks to Yesterday.SG for the plug as well.

On the Record: Home Grown Bands

"Euphoria" (1960s - 70s) "Resistance" (1980s) "Revival" (1990s) "Where Now?" (2000s - Current)Kudos to the students (Roziyana Isman, Azlitah Jaffar, Eileen Chong, Joyce Poh, and Nadia Ali) for producing the documentary, which is shown on LCD screens behind each exhibit panel.

Here's a list of the musicians who contributed their time in making the documentary (and in some cases, photos and music) to the project -- Joe Ng (from Padres, and now fronts for Local Bar Boy), Joseph Pereira, The Quests, The Thunderbirds, Gypsy, Concave Scream, The Oddfellows, Electrico, Lunarin, The Great Spy Experiment, and My Precious.

Pick up a copy of the exhibition booklet at library@esplanade. The exhibit and documentary will run for about a year at the library.
Exhibition booklet: "On The Record"

1 comment:

  1. Nice coverage there bro. I guess for folks like me who used to follow the music scene closely, its an interesting refresher and blast from the past. The indie movement is still strong in the English music scene in Singapore, as seen by the tunes churned out by bands like The Great Spy Experiment, Astreal, Ronin, and Electrico. My wish though is that there are more electronica artistes here though to bring dance music forward.


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