Videography by Temujin Doran
Neil Chua Creates “Memoirs. De Melodies”
Ruan player Neil Chua created and performed the collaborative concert “Memoirs. De Melodies 吟遊”, a project inspired by his time at OneBeat and supported by the U.S. Embassy of Singapore and the High Commission Of Malaysia, Singapore. “Memoirs. De Melodies吟遊” brought together multiple cultures and instruments via three highly accomplished instrumentalists, Neil Chua ( Ruan), Tang Xiao Feng ( Pipa ) and Liu Le ( Gu zheng ), as well as a performance by fellow OneBeat alumni from Indonesia, Peni Candrarini.
OneBeat-inspired High School Music Program
Sequoyah School, an independent school in Pasadena, California, has recently begun a collaboration to design an innovative high school music curriculum directly inspired by OneBeat and Found Sound Nation. One of the main goals of the program will be to connect students and teaching artists with musicians from around Los Angeles to engage young people with their surrounding community while simultaneously building music proficiency. The program will strive to help students recognize the variety of avenues that can lead to sustainable careers, such as cross-disciplinary fields involving music therapy, music diplomacy, digital instruments, computer music and software, and musical artificial intelligence. In February Chris Marianetti, Found Sound Nation Founder and OneBeat alumni Eduardo Valencia and Ami Kim ran a workshop for students to engage with some main elements of this new curriculum. The workshop was part of a series of events to help launch the school’s new high school program, set to open in August of 2016. The workshop featured sessions on improvisation, audio […]