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

2018 August ongoing

Composer Assistant, White Noise Music, Singapore

Preparing the DAW, Play instruments on recording, Record samples, Assist with taking notes in spotting sessions, Write additional music, Orchestrate or arrange, Creating tempo maps, Assist with smaller recording sessions, Importing MIDI into Sibelius to prepare everything nicely for the orchestrator, Track laying (turning MIDI into audio) and making stems (summaries of certain tracks, i.e. Strings, Brass, Percussion etc.) including appropriate naming and filing for the mixing / recording engineer, Prepare the DAW for the recording session, including all the stems, tempo maps, clicks and make sure it is in sync with the picture.

2016 – February 2019

Head (Drum Department), 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.

COMPOSER

2019

3Eighth, Promotional Video
I Do, 5 Episode Webseries,

2018

Voice Out, Short Film
The Will To ChangeShort Film
Ghost AR, Additional music and Synth programming, Web Series, Toggle.sg

2017

Paper Roof, Short Film

2016

Aspire Lifestyles, Corporate Video, Hogarth International.
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 DESIGN/AUDIO POST PRODUCTION

2019
I Do, 5 episode webseries, Audio Post Production

2018
Gardens By The Bay – Floral Fantasy,
4D multi-sensory ride, Sound Design and Audio Post Production

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.

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