Anitya1: An Experimental Performance by The Observatory Featuring Artist-Illustrator Andy Yang

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Music tastin’, art lovin’ readers of Southeast Asia and beyond, here’s an event for those of you in the great city of Singapore or fans of The Observatory just a causeway away. If you have the opportunity, perhaps you’d consider observing the collaborative performance of art-rockers The Observatory and illustrator Andy Yang at this event happening in Lion City this 24th and 25th January.

In the first instalment, The Observatory and artist Andy Yang enact this ritual with sound and painting. From start to end, the musicians and the artist search for inter-connectedness and synchronicity. There is no script, no rehearsal, and no grand design. Everything is created instantaneously and destroyed as soon as the point of completion is reached.

Observe how music and art interact. The work of Yang is dynamic and subtle, produced in a manner that places emphasis on the physical act of painting as it connects intuitively with sound. Anitya is about the process, a reflection of the temporal nature of life and art. Experience this mutability in the sounds of The Observatory, arising from a wordless dialogue with the collaborating Artist.

Here’s some clips of them recording set to Wonderkind from their 2007 release, A Far Cry From Here

Show starts at 7.30pm on Monday, and at 1pm on Tuesday at Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street. Admission is free.