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Singapore puts the humble recorder in the celebrated Venice Biennale spotlight — Channel News Asia

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— by Mayo Martin: Artist Song-Ming Ang and curator Michelle Ho’s Music For Everyone makes the musical instrument from every Singaporean’s childhood an international star.

When the prestigious Venice Biennale opens to the public this weekend (May 11), the playful sounds of the humble recorder played by Singaporean children are set to lure curious tourists and art lovers to one corner of the Italian city like a Pied Piper moment.

The music they’ll hear (and see performed) is part of Recorder Rewrite, a three-video installation by Singaporean artist Song-Ming Ang, who is representing the country at the 58th edition of what is often regarded as the international art world’s version of the Olympics, which runs from May 11 to Nov 24…

Image courtesy of Channel News Asia/Olivia Kwok

May 9, 2019

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