Poetry With Music | Shiyun: Island Interludes 《诗韵:狮岛•秋韵》

Organised by: Arts House Limited
  • Date:
    7 - 8 Sep 2019
  • Time:
    7 Sep, Sat: 7:30pm
    8 Sep, Sun: 5:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    The Arts House, Play Den
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
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Held in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, Island Interludes is an evening of Chinese poetry and chamber music exploring iconic landmarks and urban landscapes in Singapore.

Drawing on the parallels between Chinese poetry as a lyrical recitation and Chinese chamber music as a melodic dialogue between instruments, Island Interludes takes audiences on a poetic journey through various sites and famous landmarks in Singapore, allowing them rediscover spaces that are both familiar and distant through the beauty of lyrical verses and melodies.

The performance features excerpts from 23 poems by a myriad of writers across different generations, including Cultural Medallion recipients Wong Yoon Wah, Liang Wern Fook, Lin Gao, Xi Ni'Er and Zhou Can and award-winning young poets Chow Teck Seng, Tang Jui Piow and Zhou Hao amongst many others. Curated by Singapore Literature Prize-winning poet, Tan Chee Lay, the poems are recited by Lee Yong Tick, Liow Shi Suen, Mia Chee and Tan Chee Lay, paired with music composed and arranged by Phang Kok Jun, and accompanied by photographs taken by Lee Leng Kiong. It is performed in Mandarin and is part of The Arts House's Poetry with Music series.


本中秋节目将呈献23名在地诗人的地标经典诗作与新作,包括新加坡文化奖得主王润华、梁文福、林高、希尼尔和周粲, 得奖青年诗人周德成、陈维彪和周昊等。这些诗歌与文字的交响由新加坡文学奖最新得主陈志锐策划,并由"狮城最美男声"李荣德、知名媒体工作者刘诗璇、九年剧场剧团总监徐山淇以及陈志锐朗诵,再加上杰出作曲家冯国峻的配乐,以及摄影达人李宁强的摄影作品,必定精彩万分。


Poetry With Music | Shiyun: Island Interludes 《诗韵:狮岛•秋韵》