I have this memory of my grandfather and I. On a Thursday, I was about to leave early from the family’s weekly dinner at my grandfather’s house on Wolskel Road. My grandfather asked where I was going, and for what. I was either performing or rehearsing for a show. Which show was inconsequential, but the […]Read more "Reflections: Liao Zhai Rocks《聊斋》 (2019上海国际音乐剧节)"
In my thirty years of work with actors’ speaking voices I have focused on breath as the vital active ingredient for physical sound-making as well as for the expression of ideas. “Inspiration” denotes both the physical act of breathing in, and the mental act of creating a thought. The expiration (breathing out) or expression of […]Read more "Inspiration as Breath"
I will show you where the planes only fly at night, where they pierce through cloud broken sky. I will show you where teenage girls dance, as if everyone is watching, when really no one is. (We will have an excellent laugh) I will show you where to ride, the best views, seen only when […]Read more "Pasir Ris Beach, Jan 2018"
Closed our joint bank account today, it was fast but I waited 40 mins in line. The teller asks me what I want to do with the account book (It is all I need to close it). I say, would you mind destroying it for me? She says, yes, she will use the machine in […]Read more "Joint Accounts"
I make art because it is soul. Contrast these two phenomena: the mechanisation of life, the deconstruction of life, the mystery of life that science seeks to unlock; that moment of standing on top of a mountain, the moment a baby is born, the first experience of something new. It is easy to forget that […]Read more "A Reflection"