Bani Haykal, documentation from Artists for Vanuatu, 15 April 2015. Courtesy of NTU CCA Singapore
Bani Haykal will present a series of collaborations over June and July using one of the NTU CCA Singapore studios as a base. Faculty of Listening is a means of thinking and experiencing music through non-musical lenses.
Faculty of Listening investigates "places as instruments" inspired by Didier Faustino’s public lecture at the BRIDGE THE GAP? 11 conference at NTU CCA Singapore where he says “architecture is not innocent, it is political”, and also by Marc Auge’s concept of non-places (Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, 1995). Haykal has been working with multiple musicians, as well as non musical collaborators, developing new methods of performance and composition that focus on architecture and urban planning.
The studio is open as a series of lab sessions for visitors to experience the collaborations and to participate in this work-in-process. The performances are more formalised compositions resulting from these lab sessions.
Lab sessions: Saturdays 11 & 18 July, 3.00 – 6.00pm
Performances: Saturday 25 July, 5.00 – 7.00pm & Friday 31 July, 8.00 – 10.00pm
Venue: Block 38 Malan Road, #01-07
This special project is supported by a National Arts Council grant.
Bani Haykal is an artist working across sound and installation and has participated in festivals including Les Hivernales: Avignon (France), Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Philippines) and Liquid Architecture (Singapore / Australia).
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Open on Public Holidays