The sound of silence
Local band The Observatory has always positioned itself at the vanguard of tearing down the barriers between indie rock and high art.
The Observator will be playing a live soundtrack of original music to the screening of the Japanese silent film Kurutta Ippeiji at the National Museum.
Zhang Wenjie, manager, programmes of National Museum of Singapore (Cinematheque) explained that the idea to commission The Observatory to compose and perform for a silent film was predicated on “their adventurous approach to music and their art”.
This is not the first time The Observatory has mixed music with art. In June this year, the band was invited to a festival in Germany to present Invisible Room, where they set music to a Ho Tzu Nyen film. It was originally commissioned for the Singapore Arts Festival 2009.