Welcome to the Night Garden - a fundraiser to support the development, recording, production and launch of my first solo album.
What the album entails:
It is a sound garden inspired by the night, nature and spirituality to represent safe spaces for a digitalised and a conflicted society.
It provides a "breathing space" from the crowds and brings the listener on a journey through the different moods of the night being calm, meditative, mysterious and even of turmoil. The Night Garden is a metaphor of using music and art as a 'safe space' of self-expression and healing, promote happiness and well-being in society and the message of hope that suffering and darkness is temporal. It is about journeying through the darkness, confronting it and coming out a better person.
Compositions from classical composers such as Saint-Saens, Tansmann, Koechlin, Hersant, Robert Ronnes are in the programme.
When I was 18, my favourite film was the The Music Garden, Inspired by Bach Cello Suite 1 by Yo-Yo Ma. It inspired me to become a professional musician. I have always loved to explore the outdoors and nature in my free time. Nature and the night have always been calming and restorative after spending many hours of practicing indoors.
Here's some "live" Bach (Courante from the First Cello Suite from J.S. Bach) performed recently in Singapore Botanic Gardens.