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The Art and Music of Land with No Sun

18 February , 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm SMT

Free – $100

Please join us for an evening of food, fun and philanthropy featuring the art and music of Land with No Sun. Enjoy sumptuous canapés as you savour the art exhibition. Attend the recital by composer Tze Toh and learn about the upcoming concert. Sip on a glass of wine and let the music enchant you.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Tana River Life Foundation (TRLF), an NGO dedicated to serving the marginalised communities in Tana River area in Kenya. The beneficiaries include AIDS orphans, children of subsistence farmers and nomadic pastoralists, and single parent families. Education, girls’ welfare, sustainable livelihood and sustainable development count among the projects funded by TRLF.

The Art and Music of Land with No Sun

Saturday, 18 February 2017
7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
$100 per person

Food and Wine

Recital of the music from Land with No Sun

Exhibition of the artworks featured in the concert

Meet the Artistes
Tze Toh
Wong Wei Yuet
Chen WeiSha

Update on the Tana River Life Foundation

Merchandise for sale
CDs, Postcards, Concert Tickets, Commemorative Moleskin notebooks

TRLF merchandise for sale
Kenyan Soap Stone carvings & Fabric Pouches

We look forward to seeing you there. RSVP.

Proceeds from the $100 ticket go to the Tana River Life Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the community based sustainable development of the Tana River area in Kenya. TRLF is the life’s work of our friend, Gabriel Teo, who has dedicated the last 20 years to this community. What has come to be Tana River Life Foundation, from the vision of one man, is the realisation of the dreams of many.

Reserve your spot by
PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque

Information for Bank Transfer
Gallery Helios Pte Ltd, UOB Current Account 357-303-542-7

Please text or call Siewfan at +65-9459-8262 or email Siewfan.Wong@GalleryHelios.com if you are making a bank transfer.

For inquiries please contact Siewfan at Email: Siewfan.Wong@GalleryHelios.com, Text or call: +65-9459-8262

Free Preview and Exhibition

Not available in the evening? Come for the free preview and exhibition in the afternoon. Meet the artists and browse the artwork from Land with No Sun, enjoy an introduction to the music from composer Tze Toh.

Saturday, 18 February 2017
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Venue: Gallery Helios
Price: Free

The Land with No Sun

The Land with No Sun III: Song of the Skies will be held at the Esplanade Recital Studio on Saturday, 4 March 2017. Purchase concert tickets here.

TO ensemble’s upcoming audio-film concert tells a story of hope in a post-apocalyptic future, where a third world war has devastated the Earth’s surface and forced humanity to rebuild their civilization in the heavens in the form of massive sky-cities. In this new world, Man has given up on nature and turned to technology for salvation.

In Song of the Skies, the third installment of the groundbreaking LAND with NO SUN series, a young violinist who has survived the end of the world sees a beautiful meteor shower and makes a wish for a better future. She comes into contact with a mysterious ancient alien race known as The Messengers, who have witnessed Man’s time on Earth since the beginning. Their encounter would forever alter the path of humanity.

Featuring original music, story by award-winning composer Tze Toh, combining choral music, jazz, film score, classical music, and Indian music, sound design with video/animation, with TO ensemble soloists Christina Zhou (violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Jonathan Charles Tay (tenor voice), Wendy Phua (e.bass), members of SIM GE Esprimere singing club including Sara Nicole Tan, Jeremy Chua, Michelle Koh, Jovia Lim this concert promises to be an exhilarating blend of technology, art and musical expression.

The audio-film also features art from photographer, Wong Wei Yuet and artist Chen Weisha.

Tze Toh

Tze Toh, Composer-Pianist, Music Director to the To Ensemble

Tze Toh has worked on a diverse array of productions, creating music for full-length feature films, animation, documentaries, contemporary dance, Asian / world fusion albums, and experimental projects/conceptual works. His music has been performed in Brazil, France, Spain, Poland, Scotland, UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore.

He has written music for Discovery Channel, Infinite Frameworks, Japanese harmonica virtuoso Yasuo Watani, film makers Royston Tan, Ray Pang, Phil Mitchell, dance choreographers Jeffrey Tan, Dan Kwoh, theatre director/artist Ramesh Meyyappan, sand artist Lawrence Koh, Spanish artist Alba Escayo, HK organist Marsha Chow, and worked with Schtung Studios, YAMAHA/BOSENDORFER, Club Vivre, Singapore International Foundation.

He is currently working on two albums – his film score tribute to Ennio Morricone / Ryuichi Sakamoto : A Short Film About You and his post-apocalypse world concert/album LAND with NO SUN.

Wong Wei Yuet

Wei Yuet is a photographer focused on professional bicycle racing. He has photographed the World Championships, the Spring Classics, the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, and other races. Although he likes road cycling, he feels that the niche areas of cycling are more interesting, like track and cyclocross. He is also an avid cyclist himself, and he takes part in races in Singapore, Indonesia, without his camera. Wei Yuet will exhibit some of his photographs from the audio-film concert at this event.

 

Chen Wei Sha

Weisha started to learn traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy at age 5. Weisha is interested in natural elements, such as seashell, seeds, leaves, and rocks. Her own visual and conceptual vocabulary has emerged through her focus on the points of intersection between realist drawing, Chinese art, western painting, and mix medium. She is inspired by artist Henry Moore’s philosophy that to be an artist, is to believe in life. Wei Sha will exhibit some of her art including those from Land with No Sun at this event.

http://toensemble.com/wei-sha

Tana River Life Foundation

The Tana River Life Foundation (TRLF) was set up as a Kenyan NPO in 2005 but began many years before as a private trust, first with founder Gabriel Teo’s own savings, then with donations, to “assist the marginalized through education and the acquisition of livelihood skills” in the Tana River and Lamu Districts.

The foundation’s philosophy is represented by SEED – Surmount, Educate, Empower, Dignify. This is done through both education-based initiatives and community projects to help different sectors of the local population develop a sustainable economy and self-reliance.

Gabriel Teo Kian Chong is a full time social worker based in the Tana River District, a province off the east coast of Kenya. He has been living amongst the villagers there since 1995, working with them to maximize their God given gifts and talents. In 2005 he started the Tana River Life Foundation with the objective of assisting the marginalized through education and acqusition of livelihood skills.
Prior to moving to Kenya, he was a Tax Manager at both the Schlumberger Group andf Arthur Andersen. Inspired by the work of Doctors without Borders, he moved to Kenya in 1995.

Educated in both Singapore and Malaysia, Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He moved to Singapore as a 16 year old on the Asean Scholarship Program and studies at Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Junior College.

Other ways to be involved in the Tana River Life Foundation?

If you would like to be involved with Tana River Life Foundation, here are some options to explore. If you would like to make a donation, you may do so at Global Giving. Singaporean donors may also contribute via local activities and the Foundation’s local chapter. More information are available at the links below.
Email: TanaRiverLifeFoundation@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanariverlifefoundation
Blog: http://Tanariverlifefoundation.org
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tanariverfoundation

Details

Date:
18 February , 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $100
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Siewfan Wong
Phone:
+65-9459-8262
Email:
Siewfan.Wong@GalleryHelios.com

Venue

Gallery Helios
57 McNair Road 328542 Singapore + Google Map
Phone:
+65-6396-0906