The Great Singapore Replay: Season 2: TIMES AND TUNES






The 1400-1700s saw a plethora of different eras of rule and states of flux – under ancient kings inspired by the gods, foreign influences in religion and trade from India, China, the Middle East and Europe. In the midst of constant natural phenomena and climate change, Temasek moved through this era like a candle in the wind; at times flickering tentatively and at others burning bright.

Creating a mashup of electronic music with elements from this era, would see an abundance of influences drawn from tablas, gamelan, malay orchestral music from the Nobat, to Portuguese, Dutch and Arab influences of the era. Imagine an electronic musician being a kid in the candy shop; the candy shop of the sounds and colours of the 1400-1700s.

This mashup will be used to inspire a song by: