The Light Surgeons are a group of audio visual artists who operate as a multi-media production company from their base in East London. Their work spans film, motion graphics, print, photography, installations, exhibitions and live performance.
Over the past 15 years, they have helped pioneer many new forms of cross disciplinary practice, from live cinema performances to bespoke media art installations using custom software; from award winning short films to large scale exhibitions for national museums.
They work with a broad spectrum of different clients, from both the commercial and cultural sectors and their projects continue to blur the boundaries between art and design.
For more information please visit : www.lightsurgeons.com
This Project was commissioned by the British Council Malaysia in 2011
This project received generous inkind support from Canon Malaysia
We are very proud to have Panasonic as our main technology partner.
They have generously agreed to support all the UK tour dates with loans of their amazing, super bright, full HD projectors
All our UK tour dates are being technically supported by the fine services of Insight Lighting
Ng Chor Guan is a music composer and sound designer work across theatre, dance, film, concert music and new media projects. His works integrate experimental approaches to both classical and electronic composition and have been presented at numerous festivals internationally.
In 2008-2009 he was nominated the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards Most Promising Artist. His music for films have been awarded the Grand Prizes at the Clermont-Ferrond Short Film Festival in France and the Artfilm Fest in the Slovak Republic. In 2012, his work was nominated for a Best Musical Composition at the 1st Selangor Youth Awards and in 2011 he received the German Language Scholarship from the Goethe Institute.
Malaysia’s renowned percussion ensemble has been creating a ripple in the music scene in Kuala Lumpur since 1997 with its ground breaking and innovative performances. HAND’s performances are highly regarded and admired as they endeavor to preserve their cultural heritage while introducing new dimensions to theatrical drumming by venturing into contemporary percussion music and exploring different cultures.
The team has produced and performed extensively in the arts scene in Malaysia as well as at many corporate events. In the past few years HANDS has been invited to perform overseas and have participated in numerous major international art festivals including the Dijon International Folkloriada Competition in 2009 and the Oz Asia Festival in Adelaide in 2010.
Rhythm in Bronze is a concert and theatre gamelan ensemble which is dedicated to the performance of new music for the Malaysian gamelan and began as an all women gamelan group in 1997 by composer and ethnomusicologist Sunetra Fernando. It continues to make waves by pioneering and spearheading totally new dimensions of gamelan performances.
Rhythm in Bronze has brought the gamelan to the contemporary concert stage and developed a new audience for its music with diverse creative collaborations: between the ensemble and Malay,Javanese and Balinese gamelan, Carnatic music, Chinese drumming and percussion, Malay and Sufi poetry. It has release a CD called Rhythm in Bronze – New Music for the Malaysian Gamelan and recently collaborated with Kevin Field, Associate Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Roland Peelman of The Song Company from Australia.
The group’s latest performance, MaYa: Gong Illusions, received the “Best Production Value” award at the 9th BOH Cameronian Arts Award 2012.
Audio artists Euseng Seto, aka flica, began his music carrier in 2007. His music mixes ambient electonica with melodic soundscapes. In his his debut album Windwane & Window received an overwhelming response in Japan, which resulted in flica’s releasing new albums under Tokyo-based indie label Schole. His third album Sophomore delves into a darker and more emotional ambient sound.
He has collaborated with visual artist Fairuz Sulaiman and as a graphic designer by trade, is a very audio-visual person himself and continues to be inspired by the synchronisation of sound and sight.
Fariz Hanapiah is a motion graphics designer based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. He has run a studio called Motiofixo! for the past 3 years where he is the Creative Director. He has worked on numerous commercial projects ranging from TV commercials to channel brand Ids and his clients include Petronas, Disney, 8TV, Channel V, Honda, Celcom and many more.
Along side his work as a commerical designer he has worked on numerous creative and artistic projects including onedotzero’s ‘Re-Imagining The City’ project with UK based artists D-Fuse which was screened in both KL and London. He was also recently chosen by the British Council Malaysia as a finalist of the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards and spent several weeks stint in the UK.