Game of Patience is one of the few groups in South East Asia region dedicated solely to the creation of free improvised music. Unconstrained by any given tradition, they draw influence and techniques from both the Asian and Western experimental music traditions. Performing with a focused intensity complemented by mercurial group interplay, they create sharp sweeping shards of improvised noise-jazz, creating textures combining extended techniques and electronics with elements of free jazz, electroacoustic composition and free improv.
The group consists of Malaysian saxophonist Yong Yandsen with the Singapore based rhythm section consisting of Australian drummer Darren Moore and American contrabass player and electronic musician Brian O’Reilly. The members of Game of Patience blend together their diverse backgrounds and influences which contributes to the group’s integrated sound.
Game of Patience are especially active throughout Asia with performances in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Japan among others. Their first meeting was for the 2009 Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore, with career highlights including performances at the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival in Malaysia, Music Matters Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2013 and their Japanese tour in June 2014.
In 2015 Game of Patience released a vinyl only debut studio album ‘The Bad Sleep Well’ and a CD of their 2014 'Live in Fukuoka' concert on Herbal International. Their latest album will be released on Malaysian experimental label Lao Ban in late 2019.
Yong Yandsen - Saxophone
Brian O' Reilly - Contrabass & electronics
Darren Moore - Snare & percussion
Sound Engineer: Charles O'Rourke
Date: 3rd October 2019, Thursday, 8.00pm
Venue: ThirdSpace, 90 Goodman Rd, Goodman Arts Centre Block B #05-02 Singapore 439053
Price: $18 (Adults) - one free drink, $8 (Students)
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