Curriculum Vitae

 

(b.1988)

EDUCATION

2015
Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2012 – 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) – Interactive Composition,
Victorian College of The Arts, University of Melbourne.

2006 – 2009
Diploma in Film, Sound and Video, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS/GRANTS

2016
INSTINC AIR (Artist-In-Residence) Artist, Instinc Art Space, Singapore.

2015
RMIT Mobility Grant, RMIT University, Melbourne.
Seoul National University Research Symposium Scholarship, RMIT University, Melbourne.
RMIT Link Arts and Culture Artist Grant, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2012 – 2014
SAF Music Provident Fund Scholarship, University of Melbourne.

WORK & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016 ongoing
Head (Pop & Rock Division), Business Development Manager (Projects and Events),
Ezoo School of Music and Fine Art, Singapore

– Oversee teachers, assessments and coordination of staff
– Course and lesson planning
– Managing public relations and advertising
– Managing social media and website
– Planning and managing events and projects
– Planning of concerts and performances
– Liaising with external vendors for street closure events
Research Assistant (ad-hoc), National Institute of Education, Singapore.
Writing of research paper, data analysis & video editing.

2016
Music Teacher, Olive Tree Music, Singapore.
Lesson planning and management, teaching of various instruments to children.
Music Teacher, Adrenaline Music, Singapore.
Single & group lessons of various instruments to French expat children, delivered in fun & intuitive way. Lesson planning and execution to suit students individual needs.

2015
Music Teacher, Learn To Play, Melbourne, Australia.
Lesson planning and management, teaching various instruments to kids, teens and adults.

 

2012 ongoing
Creative Consultant & Head (Music, Sound, Video), Creative Zest, Singapore.
Design and delivery of music, sound & video courses. Manage and teach lessons. Manage/liaise with enrichment companies to run programmes. Curriculum & syllabus planning. In charge of all the technical (music, sound, video) aspect within the company.

2011 – 2012
Music Instructor, The Eighth Note Music School, Singapore.
Instruct primary & secondary school students in classroom context (20-40 students) to play & read music. Classroom management & engagement.
Music Teacher, Magic Fiddler Music School, Singapore.
Lesson planning and management, teaching various instruments to kids, teens and adults.

2011
Sound Editor, Stereo Image Productions Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Edit and record voice-over narration recordings for film and TVC using ProTools.

CERTIFICATIONS

Art and Music Scheme Instructor (AMIS), Ministry of Education, Singapore.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS SELECTED

2016
Nothing Out of The Hoardinary, Instinc Art Gallery, Singapore.

2015
Three Acts, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne.
The Collective Psyche, CASPA Gallery, Castlemaine, Australia.

2014
Dyad, Andy R Salon, Melbourne.
Hominis, VCA Interactive Composition Folio Presentation, Melbourne.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS SELECTED

2016
In Flux, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2015
Nature Nurture, 50 Obsessions, Lasalle College of The Arts, Singapore.
RMIT Grad Show, RMIT Building 49, Melbourne.
Reflections of, Urban Materiality Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
Flux, Invisible Whole 3, Zentai Art Festival, Japan Creative Centre, Singapore.
Kerb Silent Auction, RMIT University, Melbourne.Tethered, The Internet is A Cultural Object, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

 

2014
Nihon Teien, Resonating Spaces 6, Melbourne Zoo.
The Train of Thought, Node 0, The Hub, VCA, Melbourne.
#30, Troika, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne.
Cognizance, Aural Landscapes, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
Cactus, Glitchmark Game Installation Night, E55, Melbourne.
#10, B.Y.O.B, Instinc Gallery Singapore, Melbourne.

2013
The In and Out, Resonating Spaces 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.

COMPOSER

2017
Paper Roof, Short Film
Pencil, Short Film

2016
Feels, Corporate Video, Aspire Lifestyles.
Han, Short Film (Best Picture & Best Direction of National Youth Film Awards Singapore).

2015
Hero, Corporate video/short film, UOB Bank, Singapore.

2014

Suite of Recurrence, Mute Sound, 1-minute autohypnosis 25th CD.
Obliquity of The Arbitrary, 5x5x5 mentorship program, Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Stroll, Corporate video/short film, UOB Bank, Singapore.
Wait Less, Video (Dance)
Meeting The Giant,  Music video (Original music and arrangement)

2013
Tapping Identities (Frankston Art Community, Baluk Arts), Documentary/installation.
Valerie,  Short film.

2012
World Autism Day 2012, Video.

2011
Brother, Short film (Nominated Best Screenplay – cine65 film competition).
Caleb Quek Showreel, Showreel Video.

2010
Singapore National Day (making of floating platform), Time-lapse video.

2009
Scot Free, Short film (co-composer, sound designer & recordist).

SOUND PERFORMANCES

2015
Free Improv (Trio), Opening night performance, CASPA Gallery, Castlemaine, Australia.

2014
Virtual ANS Improv w/ David Shea, Sound performance event, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2012
Free Improv #3, The Concerted Collective Sessions, Club Voltaire, Melbourne.
Free Improv #2, The Concerted Collective Sessions, Club Voltaire, Melbourne.
Free Improv #1, The Concerted Collective Sessions, Club Voltaire, Melbourne.

 

SCREENINGS / FESTIVALS

2015
#30, Melbourne Fringe Festival Film Program, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Cognizance, ProxyACT International Short Film Festival, London.

2014
#10, First Films UK, Anti-art shorts: “Sound vs Vision”, Digital.

FEATURES / PUBLICATIONS / WRITING

2016
Encountering Ethnicity: Forging a Transcultural Singapore Sound, An essay on the musical art performance: ETHNI-CITY II – Converging Cultures, Research paper, NIE Singapore.
ARTiculAction Art Review – Special Issue [Nigel Tan], Interview and feature.


2015
(Dis)Connection With Noise:  Investigating the omitted chaotic and noise-filled everyday environments through sound and video installation, Thesis/ADR, RMIT University.
365Artists/365Days, Artist feature.
The Train of Thought, soundCOLLECTIVE “collective trauma, identity & sonic art”.
Places Magazine, Interview and feature.

2014
Juicyheads, Feature, Obliquity of The Arbitrary, Digital.
The Multiple Exposure Project, Feature, Digital.
The Art Blog, Feature, Digital.
5x5x5 – Arts centre inspires emerging composers, The Age & Sydney Morning Herald, Digital & print.
Aural Landscapes, Art review, Melbourne. Arts. Fashion, Digital.
Troika, Feature, Experimental Melbourne, Digital.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES

2012 ongoing
The Concerted Collective
 – Co-founder / Artist
An artistic collective unbiased to medium and practice, focused on experimentation and collaboration between artists in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia.
Ben (Instrumental band) – Drummer / Composer
Performances:
Ben, Amateur Takes Control & ANECHOIS Live, Blu Jazz Cafe, Singapore.
Identite 8.2 – Homecoming, Homeclub, Singapore.
Ben @ Hood Bar and Cafe, Hood Bar and Cafe, Singapore.
Ben, Lopaka & Chinese Handcuffs, Empress Hotel, Melbourne.
Espy Artist Showdown, The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne .
Ben, Chinese Handcuffs, Squarehead & Black Galaxy Experience, Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne.
The Tesla Theory Live, Noise bar, Melbourne.
Ben @ Public Bar, Public Bar, Melbourne.
San Gras Bugs in The Water / Easy on Me Launch Party, Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne.
Fake Path with Ben, John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne.
Chinese Handcuffs The Shaku bend CD Launch, Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne.
Acolyte Rock Yah Yahs, Yah Yah’s, Melbourne.
Spring Fling Festival, Club Voltaire, Melbourne.
Chill & Grill, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2016 ongoing
The Patrician Society – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

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