Space Age: The Phantom Power
Space Age: The Phantom Power is a contemporary classical performance featuring 5 musical instruments from each of the families in Western classical music respectively. They are: the viola (strings), the flute (woodwind), the French horn (brass), the piano (percussion) and the theremin, which belongs to the new family of instruments, the electronic. First composed in 2010, this work is premiered in the same year under the title Space Age: A Journey like Never Before. Two years later in 2013, composer Ng Chor Guan, on the Theremin, revised and performed the entire work of 8 movements alongside four other Malaysian musicians.

These eight movements all have titles related to the outer space or space travel; they r...eflect a certain yearning for the unknown, and a wish to retain the mystery and romance of space travel and the unfathomable skies despite the rapid developments of space technology. Ng, at a very young age, once aspired to become an astronaut; while this ambition was gradually replaced by other more attainable ones: ‘music composer’, ‘teacher’, ‘performer’, he remains fascinated with the outer space and the idea of an adventure into the unknown. Armed with music and an instrument as intriguing as the outer space, the Theremin, he creates art that allows him to fulfill these dreams and inspire some in his audience. He describes the Theremin as an instrument ‘played in the air’; much like the way astronauts lead their lives, floating, in a zero-gravity space.

Ng wishes to stage Space Age in more diverse and unconventional spaces that allow him to explore the ideas of ‘space’, both in the literal sense and that which pertains to the theme of this place. In the finale of the entire work, Panorama, the music paints a picture of a spaceship featuring from orbit; a city, a people open up to receive the homecoming of a weary traveler and the audience is at once, the received and the receiving.

Disclaimer: this is a pre-Japan tour fundraiser / a concert version of the real performance.

Producer:
Tan E-Jan

Creator/ Artistic Director/ Composer:
Ng Chor Guan

Musicians:
Angela Lou | Chai Kee Hong | Lynne Chuah |
Ng Chor Guan | Foo Chie Haur (musician of National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysia)

Technical Director/ Lighting Designer:
Low Shee Hoe

Sound Operator:
Mouse

Costume Designer:
JyenahC

Original visuals by:
Okui lala | Thian Siew Kim | Mouse

Supported by: HiVolt | Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur

Official Venue: Space.Toccata

Special Thanks: Orkestra Simfoni Kebangsaan, Malaysia

Presented by Toccata Studio

MINIMUM DONATION OF RM 30

Box Office Opens

From 3rd February 2018 to 4th February 2018

Performance Date & Time

03 rd February (Sat) 8:30 pm
04 th February (Sun) 3:00 pm

Venue

Space. Toccata Jalan SS 2/55 SS 2 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia

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