“Can a city be treated as a music collaborator, a musician with its own plethora of sounds? Would a musician be able to find the same flow they feel in the studio when they are out in the bustling city?”
“I wanted to bring that whole vibe of Singapore from nature to the city.”
Behind the Scenes
Ride and Liberate
Toke Hong Loong and Matthew Sia – Co-directorsToke Hong Loong is the editor and co-founder of Mongrel, an online video magazine led by a guiding philosophy of sniffing beyond the surface (bad pun very much intended). With Mongrel as his platform, Toke seeks to challenge conceptions and inspire minds by introducing fresh perspectives and creating conversations.
Director and designer Matthew Sia experiments with a range of media, including film, installation, sound and design. As a multidisciplinary design collaborative and solution provider at heart, he endeavours to deliver the best solution with distinction.
ConceptCan a city be treated as a music collaborator, a musician with its own plethora of sounds? Would a musician be able to find the same flow they feel in the studio when they are out in the bustling city? With the city of Singapore serving as inspiration, KoFlow investigates the possibilities of the built environment becoming his music studio and performance stage in this film.
The intention of this work is to document the process of KoFlow venturing into different parts of Singapore, using the urban soundscapes to create an original music track. The artists intend to weave a narrative that brings to mind “flow” with the visuals and sounds collected, showcasing a musician’s journey. Sampling the various sounds discovered in the cityscape, KoFlow uncovers fresh and new ways of collecting sounds for making music.