Friday, January 31, 2014

Space for Rental 2014!

Conveniently located at SS2 , PJ --- our recital room is well equipped with Warm yellow lighting, perfect acoustic, finely tuned grand piano, fully carpeted flooring, mirror mirror on the wall... Toccata Studio do rent out spaces for music recitals, masterclasses, art exhibition, workshops, talks and more.

 We now offer 2014 rental bookings:-
 *any bookings made before 30th January 2014 , 
you pay the old rates of 2013 and use it anytime during 2014 
(subject to availability on first come first serve basis). 
 *any rental bookings after 30th January 2014 , 
new rental rates apply.

 Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Tan @ 016-3618504 or 
 email for further details.

 You are always welcome to view the recital room in person at 
 Toccata Studio, 19B, SS2/55, 
 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
 ( please call 016-3618504 to arrange time for your visit. ) 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

INTERTWINED official trailer

We are pleased to present you official trailer of

INTERTWINED - contemporary dance + original music + interactive origami set.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dance=Music series 5 "REFLECTION"

please note, 18/1/2014 830pm show is SOLD OUT. however, you can still catch the show on 19/1/2014, 3pm. see you ! 

“Reflection” has a subtle charm.
It brings us to observe the world from the other angle.
It brings us to imagine the space and sphere that we are living.
How dance and music implicated each other.
Perhaps, they are each other’s reflection.
Let’s explore the dance and music through their “reflection”!

Date & Time: 18 Jan 2014 (Saturday), 830pm
Venue: Toccata Studio, 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Admission: minimum donation RM20
Contact: 016-3618504, 014-2486248
FB: Toccata Studio

Dance=Music Series 5 is going to present “Reflection” with local young talented dance artist Lee Ren Xin together with local famous music composer Ng Chor Guan. A collaborative performance between contemporary dance and improvisation music will bring the audiences an unprecedented performance

For more information about “Reflection” performance, please call 016-3618504.

Please browse our youtube website to watch the teaser if you've missed it.
Here is the youtube link:

Ren Xin tributes her love for dance to Michelle Lo.
While performing and choreographing for The Human Expression Second Company in Singapore, Ren Xin studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She went on to complete her BFA at the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, and then danced with LeeSaar The Company in New York in 2011/2012. Ren Xin has presented her own works in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA, and has performed in works by Wong Jyh Shyong, Choi Myung Hyun, Kuik Swee Boon, and Shen Wei, amongst others. Back home, she recently performed in the Asia Pacific Impro! and d'MOTION Festival. While conditions are tough, Ren Xin finds it makes more sense to make work in the context and community of home. Ren Xin credits her experience of improvisation and instant performance to Keith Henessy, Miguel Gutierrez, and Kathleen Hermesdorf. For her, improvisation is a state, just as performance is a state, just as living is a state, just as Selangor is a state. Just, had to do that.

NG Chor Guan,
Ng Chor Guan is one of Malaysia’s most sought-after music composers and sound designers.
In 2011, British visual arts pioneers The Light Surgeons develop “Super Everything” for which he is composer, musical director and theremin player, was performed again at the Houston Cinema Art Festival in Houston, USA, in November 2012, and toured the United Kingdom in March 2013. 
His music have been presented all over the world including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany, Asian Contemporary Theatre Project in Japan, NyobaKan Butoh Festival, Silk Road Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong International Arts Carnival, Surabaya Performing Art Festival, The Studio Singapore, Sydney Fashion Week, Hong Kong Cultural Ambassador Program, George Town Festival and more. His works have also been performed in France, Holland, Italy, Canada and Korea.
Chor Guan introduced groundbreaking concepts that have revolutionised the way audiences interact with the music or even participate in the performance. One of his most successful concepts is Mobile Phone Orchestra (MPO). In Malaysia, MPO was performed in George Town Festival, Melaka Art and Performance Festival and Toccata Studio Earth Hour. In 2012, he was invited to perform MPO at The Playable City Sprint at Bristol, UK organised by the British Council and Pervasive Media Centre. He was one of five Asians selected to represent the continent. He was then invited to Korea to perform MPO at the opening ceremony of the 7th Global RCE Conference organised by UNICEF. 
Chor Guan co-founded Toccata Studio, a hub for arts. Here, he launched New Music Series and Dance=Music series. The aim of these series is to cultivate a new cultural language for Malaysia that unites various media, musical disciplines and traditions.
Chor Guan’s film music was awarded Grand Prize in both the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France) and Art Film Fest (Slovakia). In 2011, he was awarded a scholarship by Goethe Institue.
Chor Guan also lectures at University Malaya and New Era College. He has also produced 11 albums.