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July 13, 2009


SPARTAK – Live In Singapore
presented by w.y.x.m.m.
Venue supported by  NIGHT & DAY


Date:            18th July 2009, Saturday

Time:            8pm

Venue:          NIGHT & DAY
bar + gallery + friends
No.139 Selegie Road
Singapore 188309

Map:     ->  Click here

Admission:     $10 with one drink

This July, experience a mix of sound and experimental jazz from one of Australia’s most exciting improvising duos, Spartak, as they take to the road again to promote their new album ‘No Signal’. This tour will see Spartak’s return to Singapore for the first time since 2007. With supporting acts, Mux, Darren Moore and Tim Odywer, Aya Sekine and Sonicbrat.

Darren Moore and Tim Odywer
Aya Sekine

For event enquires, please contact:

Terence Lau


Performers Profile:

This July sees one of Australia’s most exciting improvising duos Spartak take the road again in support of their new mini album ‘No Signal’, a collection of new work following on from last year’s acclaimed ‘Tales From The Colony Room’, released on hellosQuare recordings. This tour will also see Spartak return to Singapore and Malaysia for the first time since 2007.

As Spartak, Shoeb Ahmad (guitar, computer, voice, woodwinds) and Evan Dorrian (drum kit, percussion, computer, field recordings) have spent the last three years exploring a hybrid sound of ‘indie’ rock, jazz improvisation, electronic music and modern composition.”

Darren Moore is an Australian musician currently based in Singapore. He is involved in various projects as a drummer and as an experimental laptop artist. He has performed and collaborated with musicians such as Jon Rose, Chris Abrahams, Scott Tinkler, Eugene Pao, Tim O’Dwyer, Greg Lyons, Tobias Delius, Will Guthrie, Eric Boeren, Wilbert de Joode, Micheal Vatcher to name a few. He has toured throughout Europe, Australia, South East Asia, Japan and the USA.  Currently in Singapore he is a lecturer in Popular Music at LASALLE College of the Arts

Timothy Odwyer is a composer, saxophonist and educator working between the general areas of music known as jazz, contemporary notated music and improvised music. He is currently programme leader of music and lecturer in jazz at the School of Contemporary Music LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore

mux is a collective formed by Bani Haykal, Luqman Hakim and Siraaj Anwar; out to experiment and device new performances weaving sound design, music and text.

mux’s work deals with the coexistence of experimental lateral storytelling and layered, yet minimal, sound / music compositions. The stories they tell incorporate stream of consciousness, almost always resulting the text to become more of an ambient than a direction leading towards an end. Their interest in discovering new methods to deliver the crux of a given piece has resulted the trio to explore further into film soundtrack, sound design and live foley.

Aya Sekine

Born in Osaka Japan, Aya is an experimental jazz musician who has performed internationally with numerous renowned jazz musicians. Aya is also interested in the possibilities of experimental sound, and has collaborated with Singaporean artists Phillip Tan and Daniel K in their work. Besides performing, she has been actively involved in the organisation of music events such as Japan-Smacksdown-NewYork 2000, a 10-day festival which featured 7 Japanese highly acclaimed experimental groups and local NYC musicians in September 2000.

She is now based in Singapore, and plays regularly at Jazz@Southbridge and BluJaz Café.


SONICBRAT, is a believer in poetic imperfection and most of his music is performed and recorded on the fly without multi-tracking.

Sonicbrat is a Singapore-based sound artist and music composer whose electro-acoustic sound-bites have established him as one of the most sought after sound designers and music composers/arrangers in the local theatre and art scene, and whose sound is one that critics have described as part primordial and part industrial. His works have been compared to Erik Satie and Martin Denny by international music
reviewers from UK (WIRE: Ken Hollings) and Hong Kong (Hompy). Trained in classical piano, he has ventured into the digital realm of sampling, Musique Concrete, acousmatic music, digital and analogue synthesis, bringing a new sonic experience for his listeners.
He is currently an Associate Sound Designer for The Finger Players Ltd.


December 28, 2008




International Buy Nothing Day @ The Other Side!

November 21, 2008

International Buy Nothing Day @ The Other Side!

29th November is International Buy Nothing Day. A 24-Hour moratorium on shopping. Tied up so intimately with our outlook, lifestyle and eventual sustainability of our roots on the only planet we call home, it is a day to contemplate our consumer cultured landscape, a time to seek activities beyond malls and purchases.

Come join us in 2 FREE events at The Other Side Gallery! An exhibition with live art participation and a screening. Both are free admission and open to public.


AD-A-MANT – Series 1
26th Nov 08 – 30th Nov 08

AD-A-MANT examines the relation of advertisements in public areas and that of our mental environment. Are there innocuous or sublime elements we have taken for granted? And if you had a chance to change it, what would you do?

Inspired by self-encouragement scrawled on study tables and discoloured walls…this INTERACTIONAL exhibition invites you to come and alter the space as you would LIKE it. Be a part of the art.

Watch artists reclaim public spaces in front of you, in LIVE ART ! (only on Friday)


(documentary screening)
29th Nov 08

A refreshing take on consumerism, performance artist ‘Reverend Billy’ and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir goes on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America’s mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture.

Event Info

Exhibition runs from 26th Nov – 30th Nov.

at The Other Side 66 Rowell Road Singapore 207439

Opening Hours.

Wed – Thurs 6pm – 10pm

Friday 5pm – 10pm (Live Art -8pm)

Sat and Sun 3pm – 10pm

Documentary screening on the 29th of November at 7pm. Admission is free

Limited space so please register at or call 98525902

Organized by: Underneath the Radar.
Supported by: The Other Side

About the Organizer

Underneath the Radar: Website under construction
Nina, Wan and Shin. 3 friends, curious and concerned with our society’s current predicament, who want to encourage plural perspectives, with the exchange of thought-provoking art and film events to throw forward more public discussions on these issues. Underneath the Radar, debuted in 2006, as a series of screenings featuring independant documentaries on contemporary social issues faced by our changing world. Folks @ UTR was adopted for spontaneous projects created in this spirit ! So keep an ear tuned for the next one!

The Other Side presents…..Filmmaker Jacen Tan

November 20, 2008

The Other Side presents…..Filmmaker Jacen Tan

In the bid to help promote local artists. The Other Side is conducting a series of talks and workshops where audiences can exchange tips and experiences. It will then be followed by a showcase of the artist’s work.

This round, features local film maker, Jacen Tan, who will give a talk on budget film-making followed by a screening of his short films, which include Tak Giu and Zo Gang.

Limited space so please register at or call 91813142

Date: 29th November 2008, Saturday
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: The Other Side
66 Rowell Road
Singapore 207439
Admission: Free
Contact: / 91813142

*The Other Side presents….is a series of monthly talks and showcase of different artist of different nature. Curated by The Other Side.

About the Filmmaker
Director: Jacen Tan (Singapore) –
Jacen got lucky when his first short film, Tak Giu (Kick Ball), gained a cult following with 100,000 views in 6 months after it was distributed free on the Internet. In 2005, his 2nd film, Zo Peng (Go Army), won 2nd place at the Panasonic/MDA Digital Film Fiesta, Short Film Open Category. Jacen’s latest films, Zo Gang & Zo Hee (Go Work & Make Movie) continue his well-received style of low budget film making with a unique sense of local humour. He is currently working on Kwa Giu (Watch Football), a documentary about the electrifying match atmosphere in Singapore’s National Stadium, which is slated to be demolished.

Jacen also directed a music video for popular Singaporean alternative-rock band, Lunarin. ‘Silverpiece’ was shot in his living room and showcased at the MIDEM Music Market in Cannes.
About his films

Zo Peng (Go Army)
– 15min
Three friends help one another overcome their personal confinements, relationship and work problems during compulsory national service… with a twist!
Tak Giu (Kick Ball) – 15min
Having taken up the challenge of a friendly match, 3 soccer-crazy boys realize that it is not easy to find a good, free public soccer field in Singapore…..if there’s any at all. Through their journey they encounter obnoxious care-takers, locked-up fences, deterring weather and a persistent policeman. Will they be able to find their dream soccer pitch?

The story explores the issues of soccer amenities, and the attitudes of Singaporeans towards local and foreign soccer. 2 years after Tak Giu was released online and became a cult-hit, 284 State fields were upgraded and opened for public recreation.

Zo Gang (Go Work) – 9min
Film-maker wannabe, Ah-Tan is sick of his day job. Join Ah-Tan on his way to work one day, as he discusses and pokes fun at local film and music, while plotting his path to become Singapore’s next great director.

This comedy on the difficulties of making film and music will leave you wondering about the state of the Arts in Singapore!

Zo Hee (Make Movie) – 14min
In this sequel to the popular Zo Gang, follow Ah-Tan as he continues his journey to shoot his first film, facing problems like budget constraints and security guards. Zo Hee was specially commissioned by The Substation to celebrate indie filmmaking and commemorate 10 years of its Moving Images film programme.
Featuring cameo appearances by Singapore filmmakers like Tan Pin Pin, Juan Foo, Sun Koh and Lionel Chok.

Kwa Giu (Watch Football)
Slated to be released in 2009

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Heroes / Villains & Mythological Creatures From Our Living Room

October 11, 2008

Heroes / Villains & Mythological Creatures From Our Living Room

Heroes and villains, design and art: all these will come together in an 80s retrospective of pop culture exhibition by our own local designer superhero society, MutantStyle. This exhibition is in conjunction with the opening of a spanking new arts space called The Other Side. MutantStyle has worked with MTV, Tiger Beer, and Nokia amongst others.

The exhibition will be held from 16-26 Oct 2008 (11am-8pm).
The opening party will be on 16th October 2008, 7pm, and will feature Ikuma, an 8-bit DJ. Free Tiger beer for the 1st 100 superfriends!

The Other Side is located at 66 Rowell Road. Admission is free.

Contact details:
Terence – / 91813142
Jonathan – / 97313589

Opening Details
Date: 16th October 2008, Thursday
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Other Side
66 Rowell Road
Singapore 207439
Admission: Free. Free beer for 1st 100.
Contact: Terence – / 91813142
Jonathan – / 97313589

Exhibition Details
Date: 16th – 26th October 2008.
Time: 11am – 8pm
Venue: The Other Side
66 Rowell Road
Singapore 207439
Admission: Free.
Contact: Terence – / 91813142
Jonathan – / 97313589

Organizer Info:

The Other Side:
The Other Side is a new art space created by Platform to showcase events of independent nature.

Platform consists of a dedicated team of music lovers/musicians who hopes to have a hand in the perpetuation of our local music scene.

Since its establishment, Platform has organized and co-organised several successful events such as TAGS: The Art of Gear Stomping event, Plug and Play 2005 at the Substation Guinness Theatre, The Furniture Tour 2005 (with Voideck Music), numerous Live and Loud sessions at POW, Microseries: The Laptop Sessions, Flea.Fly.Flo.Fun., a series of flea market event and the series of Literati sessions.

Every event is a labour of love, conceived laboriously with utmost attention to sound quality and in creating an ultimate concert going experience for the people. Putting up a good show is top priority.

With many more projects in the process, we hope to create a series of events which is signature to our style.

MutantStyle is a superhero creative collective dedicated to the exploration and development of cool shit. We work on projects that originate and thrive along the intersection of art, design, commerce and beyond. MutantStyle was formed due to a desire to constantly experiment and travel towards new creative territory beyond our initial regions of interest. We believe that everyone is born with latent creative powers. They just have to unlock it, MutantStyle.

MutantStyle has worked on projects for MTV, Tiger Beer, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Nokia and GlaxoSmithKline amongst others. This exhibition marks MutantStyle’s public debut as progressive purveyors of visual art.

Should you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact:

Terence Lau aka wyxmm
The Other Side / Platform
+65 9181 3142

Jonathan Leong aka zxerokool
+65 97313589

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