No Man’s Band
Time: Saturday 29 January, 8pm 2011
Duration: 45 mins
Entry: $12 available at The Substation Box Office
Venue: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

No Man’s Band is an ongoing project by Song-Ming Ang, consisting of audio recordings of school band rehearsals before they formally begin.

In some recordings, the individual warm-ups coalesce into collective improvisations. In others, cacophony ensues. To date, fifteen school bands have been recorded. For this presentation of No Man’s Band, Song-Ming Ang will collaborate with members of The Observatory – Evan Tan, Dharma and Victor Low  – in which the trio will respond spontaneously to Ang’s samples in a free improvisation concert.

Sonic Visions is a series of events organised by Song-Ming Ang in conjunction with his first solo exhibition in Singapore, You and I. The programme brings together four music events, underlined variously by the spirit of collaboration, simplicity of ideas, and focus on processes. Sonic Visions is conceived with the aim of elaborating on Ang’s work, as well as a way of introducing the audience to his wide-ranging interests.