Upcoming Workshop

Tuning in: Soundscapes for Mindfulness

Harp + Crystal Bowls + Gongs

Dates & Times:
17 February 2024, Saturday and 16 March 2024, Saturday  5.30pm – 6.30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm (with guest Harp musician Vanessa Jazzy)
27 December 2023, Wednesday 12.30pm – 1:30pm (with guest Violin musician Li Jiaqi)

Facilitator: Xin Tong

Costs:$50 per session
Members do contact us if you’d like to deduct 1 credit from your membership.

Studio Membership applies.
BRONZE (4 sessions) MEMBERSHIP: $180 |
SILVER (10 sessions) MEMBERSHIP: $380.00 |
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Where: SPACE 2B, 2B Stanley Street, Singapore 068721

What You’ll Get

Embark on a sonic journey with ‘Tuning in: Soundscapes for Reflection,’ where contemplative musical improvisations unfold through the ethereal tones of crystal bowls, gongs, and/or Tibetan Singing Bowls. Immerse yourself in a one-hour session of introspective soundscapes meticulously curated by our adept sound practitioners and guest musicians. This experience aims to intertwine mindfulness and music, guided by our expert practitioner.

Join us in February and March 2024 for special sessions featuring the enchanting melodies of Harpist Vanessa Jazzy.

ARTIST BIOS

Chan Xin Tong

Chan Xin Tong is a young musician currently studying in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), Singapore. As a primarily classically trained pianist and 古筝 guzheng (Chinese zither) player, her appreciation for the elements of both East and West musical cultures came naturally. The appreciation turned into a passion when she studied A-level music at the H2 (Higher 2) level during her pre-tertiary years, where she was exposed to music beyond her practice, such as Traditional Malay and Indian Classical music. To deepen her knowledge in the music of different cultures, she joined the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble (2022-present), seeking to find ways to integrate Indian music elements in her guzheng playing and collaborate with Indian Classical musicians. Her deep interest in cultural work was identified by Singaporean music ensemble The Straits Ensemble in their New Sights Fellowship Programme (March-Aug 2023) supported by the National Arts Council, where she was chosen as one of the fellows to write an intercultural work for the ensemble. Under the Music Society / Collaboration & Production programme in YSTCM, she has also pursued her interest in mental health advocacy through organising music workshops focused on mindfulness, and regularly conducts meditation sessions as a sound bath practitioner at SPACE2B, a meditation studio in Singapore.

Vanessa Jazzy (Guest Harp Musician)

Vanessa Jazzy is an aspiring Indonesian harpist, currently pursuing her education at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore under the guidance of Mrs. Gulnara Mashurova. Starting her musical journey at a very young age with the piano, violin, and voice, she was introduced to harp at the age of 13 by her violin teacher, Shienny Kurniawati, who later also became her harp teacher.
During summer 2023, she was part of ‘Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice’ festival under Marie-Pierre Langlamet, and was the harp soloist for John Rutter ‘Suite Lyrics’ in ‘Dances for the Soul’ concert happening in Semarang Radjawali Cultural Centre, Indonesia. In the early 2023, she was the harpist of Yong Siew Toh Orchestral Institute playing Mahler Symphony No. 1 at Esplanade Concert Hall Singapore and with her harp studio at YST, she performed some solo pieces and harp quartet work “Carmen Suite” with harpist Gulnara Mashurova, Nigel Foo, and Madelaine Chong in the concert titled “Nouveau Depart”. Vanessa’s debut harp performance, titled “Sparkling Butterfly” in July 2022, gave her the opportunity to perform Handel Harp Concerto with the Strings Orchestra of Surabaya. As a winner of the 12th World Open Music Competition 2021, she was the harpist of the full production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Amadeus Enterprise and had her masterclass lesson with Julia Rovinsky in 2022.

Li Jiaqi (Guest Violin Musician)

Li Jiaqi is a skilled musician proficient in the violin, currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree under Ng Yu Ying in Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. He graduated from NAFA with a diploma in violin performance and has achieved a distinction in the diploma of violin performance with ABRSM in 2019. He has extensive experience performing in various diverse musical ensembles and orchestras such as string quartets, orchestras, and chamber ensembles. Notable affiliations include OMM (Orchestra of Music Makers), TPO (The Philharmonic Orchestra), YST Orchestra Initiative, Seira Pop Orchestra, and JDN Partyquest Ensemble a videogame/film music ensemble which he co-founded, Singapore Indian Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Trad Collective. His diverse musical interests has led him to explore multiple genres of fiddle playing and music making methods: Such as Irish trad music, Bulgarian folk, Indonesian folk, Carnatic violin, pop and jazz, improvisational performances with Asian ethnic instruments, sound painting.



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