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Aneirin Wee

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Aneirin was introduced to music when he started taking classical piano around the age of 5.
As he was gorwing up, he slowly brunched out to other genre of music and found a love for
singing as well. After joining DMAT he started composing and arranging his own music and
found love for audio engineering. With the love for experimentations when it comes to
music he wrote and produced 2 songs, “Goodbye” and “Feelings4U”.

“Goodbye” is a song about a broken relationship and how the two individuals still love and
care for each other. It is based on true events that has happened to his friends. This song
was written and arranged with Mando-Pop elements.

“Feelings4U” is a Funk-Pop song. Written to be something fun, catchy and cheesy. It speaks
of loving someone that is the complete opposite of oneself. It has a mixture of the old
school and new school style of funk.

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Abdul Hakiim Bin Muhamad Hamim

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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my interest in music started when i was 4. i started taking piano lessons when at 5,
and finished with an ABRSM grade 8 in piano and grade 5 in music theory when i
was 16.
i can be proficient in many fields of music, including songwriting, arranging,
engineering, production and composition. i enjoy doing these things, mostly
synthesis. that’s fun.
free time interests include making some basic music-synced abstract videography,
playing games, surfing the internet, and going for walks in peaceful places.

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Brandon Ling

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artiste in learning – striving to express art from his perspective primarily as a singer-songwriter.

Brandon Ling (凌梓浩), is a vocalist who puts soul and passion above everything else, where his lyrics and compositions are always expected to be genuine & real. through personal experience, or inspiration adapted from details in every part of life (and the world), he fights with his art to voice his opinion and belief on all things.

growing up with a huge mandarin music influence, he has since grown to express himself in both english and chinese music.

TENDER溫柔: a track on the struggle of balancing between the white and black of a romantic connection. we tend to place our love status on higher priority over our personal well being, which can be a blessing in disguise, but question yourself again because you might just be firmly standing on a platform that is no longer there 很多時候,因為在愛情裡面 掌握著最重要的, 變得自己其實已經混亂了什麼叫做自己的快樂 什麼叫做委屈的悲傷;

CRIMINAL: respect comes above everything else in my world. and to be genuine, is a form of respect not only to the people around you, but to yourself. we often arise in war in spirit of what we believe in, but the moment we lie in contrast to what we stand up so strongly for, we become a criminal without an offence against the law.
it’s an offence to your own world, your own words;

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Bui Sen Ming Joshua

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Joshua was introduced to the world of music at the age of 8. Back then he would constantly listen to the radio and get hooked on to catchy pop songs that played 24/7 on the air. It wasn’t until at age 16 after finishing his ‘O’ Levels that he decided to study music. It seemed like a stretch considering he didn’t have any prior music background, but he went ahead and pushed through with a passion to learn and excel. An aspiring songwriter, his goal is to write successful songs similar to world renowned artists today.

“With a Stare” is a pop song written in the perspective of a person who have been left in a broken relationship for long enough for hurt to completely take over them after it ended. Sang in an angsty or frustrated tone, the person openly speaks their mind and woes encountered while secretly hiding their depressed side.

“Identity” is an electronic song made exclusively with synthesizers. Inspired by retro gaming music, it is a call back to the gaming industry while in its way trying to become an electronic song to fit in the current generation of songs.

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Clarissa Chua Xin Yi

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Surrounded by music ever since she was a young child, Clarissa’s love for music blossomed into songwriting with the help of her delicate singing voice and mellifluous guitar playing. Influenced by singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, Clarissa leans towards composing light-hearted songs about self-growth and vulnerability where she writes with honesty and her heart on her sleeve.

Making use of the skills she picked up from the 3 years course of study in Singapore Polytechnic, Clarissa wrote, arranged, composed, recorded and mixed 2 originals song to add into her portfolio. The songs are namely Floating Lanterns and Runaway Girl.

Floating Lanterns is an uplifting song written to comfort and exhilarate anyone who is going through hardships in their life. The song was inspired by her mother and the experiences they had when they were in Taiwan.

Runaway Girl gives off a melancholic vibe where it talks about always feeling inferior and having the urge to switch off your mind and emotions to avoid facing any misery.

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Daksha Mohan

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Daksha’s musical journey began at the age of 7, picking up the electone as her first instrument. She then learnt it for 7 years, also picking up the classical guitar. At 13, she joined her
secondary school concert band and got into the percussion section. She picked up learning most of the percussion instruments and this is where her love for drums came about.

She then joined the Diploma in music and audio technology in SP and further improved on her skills, and also picking skills like songwriting, arranging, composition and producing. She also
joined SP’s Symphonic Band under the percussion section and improved herself more as a percussionist and drummer.

With her knowledge gained from DMAT, she then produced and composed two originals, “Good Vibes” and “Hey you”. “Hey you”: ​This song is a swing pop song, talking about a girl who fell in love with a boy at first sight, only to realise that he is not what she thought he was. Daksha played with the arrangement for this song, in terms of instrumentation and modes (different scales) to depict the change in storyline (particularly at the bridge) where the twist of the story is. This song’s inspiration came from a personal side of Daksha, that she kept to herself all this while. She decided to write a song about this and hence, “Hey you” came about.

“Good Vibes”​: This song is a heavily inspired reggae pop song with an indian twist. The main focus of this song is just about letting all the negatives out of your system and just believing in
the good things and surrounding yourself with positivity. This song was written when Daksha was undergoing a tough period in her life, where she was surrounded with negative energy. She
wanted to write something that would cheer herself up and bring her out of the negativity and hence. “Good vibes” came about. In terms of instrumentation, a tabla is added to give an indian
twist and extra dimension to the song.

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Darien Lee Jun Wei

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Over the years in DMAT, picked up various production techniques like mixing,arranging and composing for wide range of genres, and also experimented with different types of music. He also started listening to different genres such as jazz, metal, rock and electronic music, with alternative rock and electronic music especially being more towards his interests.

His first Final Year Project song, called ‘wanderers’, is an electronic song, infused with both influences from future bass, dubstep and a touch of hardcore, with main influences being artistes like kamome sano, and Ujico*.
One of his Final Year Project songs called ‘Endeavours’ is influenced by various rock bands like LOCAL CONNECT, L’arc en Ciel, and ピロカルピン(Pirokalpin).

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Dominic Yuan

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Dominic Yuan is an arranger and composer who plays keyboards and guitar. He began learning music at the tender age of 7; taking keyboard classes at Yamaha Music
School. He eventually progressed to taking private classical piano lessons, attaining an ABRSM Grade 5 certification in both Piano and Music Theory. By the time he was 14, he was
playing keyboards regularly in church and was also enrolled in the Music Elective Programme (MEP) and later on took the Higher Music Programme, majoring in Composition.

Dominic’s exposure to varied kinds of music from Gospel (Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton) to Jazz Fusion (Dirty Loops, Snarky Puppy) and Progressive Metal (Periphery,
TesseracT) has given him an edge in arranging and composing across various forms of music, as well as giving his own compositions a unique and distinct sound that reflects his musical
upbringing.

Having been under the tutelage of jazz pianist Mei Sheum and jazz composer Felix Phang, as well as being mentored by guitarist Simon Yong through the Noise Mentorship Programme,
Dominic has many opportunities to learn the ropes of the industry through his Polytechnic life.

Primarily a church musician, Dominic has had a broad experience playing in bands; he was part of Singapore Polytechnic’s Jazz Band from 2015-2016, participating in Jazz Band’s
annual showcase ‘Improvise VII’, as well as being part of local pop fusion act GIRI who have tackled stages at venues like Gardens By The Bay and Beerfest Asia 2016. Dominic is also the
band leader of up-and- coming local progressive metal band Banana Suicide Forest who were part of the National Arts Council’s Noise Music Mentorship Programme 2017 and are
releasing their first EP in June 2018. Dominic was also part of a team that organized, wrote and brought together Jazz Ensemble Showcase Singularity on 14th January 2018 that saw 2
sets of original Jazz-fusion pieces performed live at Aliwal Arts Centre.

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Emily Handoyo

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Emily started her musical journey at age 5, by first taking up classical piano, almost reaching a diploma certificate, she also studied classical guitar, by joining Anglican High School’s
Guitar Ensemble in 2011, eventually her talent on the instrument made her a section leader in secondary 3, a position she held until it was handed over to her juniors in secondary 4.
She is also currently learning drums under Mr Jimmy Lee, one of the top drummers in Singapore.

Emily flourished as a songwriter after enrolling in Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Music and Audio Technology, and her knowledge of music theory helped support her music
greatly.

Beautiful Things Die First is about suicidal thoughts. The other one is just a few talented musicians jamming together.

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Francine

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Francine was a student of Singapore polytechnic, who did her Diploma in Music and Audio Technology (DMAT) from the years 2015 – 2018. As an individual who was always keen to learn, she was able to pick up the necessary skills to compose, write and produce music on her own in the 3 years that she has spent in the course. She has written and produced 2 songs for her final year project, titled “Fair Mermaid of Galloway” and “Sleep”.

“Fair Mermaid of Galloway” is a song that was written and arranged in a folk style. The lyrics tell of the dark story based on a traditional Scottish folk tale, “The Mermaid of Galloway”. It is a haunting tale that ends in the protagonist’s death, who incurred the wrath of a mermaid.

“Sleep” is a feel-good song that was written and arranged in a modern pop/rock style, whilst still drawing influences from the classic 80’s. This song is a modern take on the nostalgic 80’s sound that many still love today.

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Gwee Zhi Jie Caitlin

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Caitlin was a student of Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Music and Audio Technology course from April 2015 to April 2018. Throughout these 3 years, she has aquired skills in the aspects of producing, arranging, recording and mixing. Her interest lies in Event Management. For her final year project, she has written and produced 2 songs – “We’ll Never Have A Happy Ending” and
“Hidden Deep”.

“We’ll Never Have A Happy Ending” is an Electropop song. It is written and sung in a female’s point of view. It narrates about 2 people who agreed to be together, but with no feelings attached. Gradually, the female found herself developing feelings for the male, but she kept it a secret. The female always knew that the male was in love with someone else, which signifies that one day they will separate. So, the song revolves around the female’s vision of their final night together, and how she is prepared to let him go.

“Hidden Deep” is a Ballad. It narrates about how one can never see what is going on in someone else’s head, one can only see the things or sides that
people choose to show.

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Hwang Jie Wei

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Jeremy started learning piano at the age of 3. After finishing his piano studies, he ventured into music production, working with many musicians along the journey. As an aspiring producer/arranger, he helps an artiste express their thoughts and feelings into a song, sharing their story with many people around the world.

Jeremy has gotten much exposure of the music industry by joining numerous songwriting workshops and camps. In a recent songwriting competition, he got the chance to co-write a song with a fellow coursemate and managed to clinch 1st prize. He has also attained the Best Arranger Award for a songwriting camp organised by Funkie Monkies.

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Jarrett Goh

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Dipoma in Music and Audio Technology

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Jarrett Goh was recently introduced to the world of music at the age of 16, he fell in love with the world of audio engineering ever since he manage to get his hands on a console.

With the engaging environment he was taught in as well as the inspiration of friends and close ones. He exceled and hustled his way to be a knowledgeable and skilled engineer who
is able to mix and record songs effectively and of good quality.

Two songs that was composed by Jarrett namely, “Armageddon” and “Not Alone”. Were inspired by his personal experience in his Journey as an aspiring top engineer/producer.

Armageddon produced by Jarrett Goh is a song about regretting the fact of not listening to advice but only realised after that he was giving the same advice at a later date. It explores the mind of being hypocritical yet only through these actions will we learn the values of life even if it bring utmost destruction to our world.

Not Alone, produced by Jarrett Goh is a song about sending a message to the ones around him that even he is betrayed and left alone, he is never truly alone, and will always rise up once again in numbers, evolved, better than ever to achieve what he really wants.

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Jean Tan Yi Le

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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“快乐的一天(A Happy Day)” is a Bossa-Pop song. This is a chill and relaxing kind of song and this song reveals the desire of a person’s ideal relaxing Sunday. The simplicity of the lyrics and the melody is able to bring out the desired feel for the song.

“还没来得及(Before I Could)” is a Mandarin-Pop song. This song is on an unrequited love whereby the relationship did not have a chance to get started. It describes the bitterness of not being able to reveal one’s inner feeling.

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Jemma Sng

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Jemma studied at Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Music and Audio Technology(DMAT) from April 2015- April 2018. The course enabled her to learn skills such as musicianship, composition, recording and mixing and most importantly, producing. She composed a song “ 战。心。” and re-did a film as a sound designer and composer from a fellow Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) friend titled “Tattooed Heart” for her final year project.

“ 战。心。” was written in a small scale orchestra style where it’s strongly focused on the Chinese traditional instrument Guzheng. This is a seemingly technical piece and it talks about a warrior’s heart from before a war to the aftermath of the war.

“Tattooed Heart” is depicting a man living in denial over his lost love. The film was originally meant to be a silent film. Hence, Jemma decided to take this film and redid it from a different perspective.

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Jesintha Paul

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Jesintha Paul had started to learn how to play the keyboard at the age of 7 at an in-house music school held in her church. At the age of 14, she started serving in the Worship Ministry as a keyboardist. After about 2 years, she started writing gospel songs during her personal prayer time.

During events and services in her church, Jesintha Paul guides and leads her fellow band members and directs them to follow her arrangements for the worship set. While taking in feedback, she tries her best to keep improving herself regardless.

“Let Me”, was written using only bible verses and rephrased a few of the verses to suit the melody and chord progression of the song.

“I was wrong”, was written to describe the pain of disappointment in losing someone dear to someone.

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Justin Xin

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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“There’s more to life than just talent. “ ~Yukizome Chisa
I love anime. I binge Criminal Minds. I love Apple products. But hey, what really matters is that I make music. Music I’m passionate about. Music I love. Music people love. I wrote 2 songs that reflect what I love. And I hope you love them too.

About そして今、君を守る。
VOCALOID meets Bach meets anime.

About singularity
What makes a good 2017 EDM track? The constant hi-hats? The use of strong female vocals? The deep kicks? You don’t need to know. That’s how you make something unique.

Genres I Love
J-Pop, J-Rock, Anime Music, Anime Soundtracks, Game Soundtracks, Progressive House, Electro House, Future House, Big Room House, Dance Music, VOCALOID

Socials
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/XynthMusic
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/artist/xynth/1339769714

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Karena Yeo Kai Ling

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Because music has comforted me, I also want to use my music to comfort others; to let them know they’re not alone in how they feel and that things get better. I also want to use music to express my views and thoughts. Cheap Talk is a song about lies and people not saying what they want to or actually mean – whether it be with friends, family, lovers or even to yourself. Stuck is a song which describes the feelings and inner turmoils of a person who is in a pathetic state of mind. Hurting from, missing and loving someone who they shouldn’t; someone who did them wrong.

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Khairunnissa Zanirah

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Khairunnissa Zanirah was a student of Singapore Polytechnic who took Diploma in Music and Audio Technology from 2015 till 2018. This course has taught her skills such as arranging, producing, composing and mixing.

Khairunnissa likes to write songs based on how she feels and what she has gone through. She likes to tell stories through her songs and hope that they can inspire and help others as much as possible. Other than that, Khairunnissa likes to explore and try to do things differently. It might not be something that is comfortable, but it is definitely a fun way to learn something new.

She has written and produced 2 songs for her final year project, titled “Ketentuan Hidup” and “Jade”.

“Ketentuan Hidup”, is a malay song that reminds us that we’re living in a temporary world full of fantasies. This is Khairunnissa’s first time composing a traditional malay song. “Jade”, is the a type of love song that talks about a special person that has the 80s & modern pop vibes.

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Koor Ying

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Pursuing a Diploma in Music and Audio Technology, Koor Ying is an aspiring singer-songwriter from Singapore.

She started learning music at the tender age of 4 and has chosen music as her passion ever since. Koor Ying finds joy and release in writing and started writing her own tunes when she was 16. Her deep, captivating vocals and songs are thought-provoking and melancholic; with lyrics based on her personal experiences.

Veins is about the objectification of the female body, a toxic relationship that comes along with it and how difficult it is to forget, more so to get out of the vicious cycle, while Colour No. 3 comes in a lighter note of a reminder to herself; to cherish happiness while it last.

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Lee Jee Hoon

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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“Soothing You” is a pop song with swing feel which is about a person trying to calm the person’s lover, depicting a process of comforting in perspective of the person as well as the lover. In this song, I experimented with lyric writing by changing between English and Korean to depict the couple having a conversation between each other.

The second song is an instrumental metal piece written by myself, to showcase my playing ability as guitarist.

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Lem

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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A student at the Singapore Polytechnic Diploma in Music and Audio Technology. I have a deep passion for Jazz and R&B music, with Cannonball Adderely, Johnny Hodges and Hank Mobley as my idols. Having performed with other musicians local and abroad, sharing the stage with artists such as Joshua Wan and Aaron James Lee. Most notably, I have performed at the Marina Bay Sands for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2016, and at the Esplanade Recital Theatre for SP Jazz Band’s annual recital in 2015 and 2016.

Apart from being a jazz musician, I have a deep interest in studio production work. Having worked at Beep Studios for the internship period, I got to work with Kevin Foo and subsequently with local musicians like LinYing, Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim, Jean Tan and Steve McQueens. I gained a lot of insight into the local music industry through Kevin Foo’s mentorship as he managed the local record label Umami Records.

Northern lights, was a song i wrote for my girlfriend Wahidah. She is the inspiration of a lot of my music. Borrowing heavily from R&B saxophonist Darryl Reeves, the song was built from the bottom up the same way as most Rap songs.

Experience
2012
Fairfield Symphonic Band
Singapore International Band Festival

2014
Fairfield Symphonic Band
Esplanade Limelight series

2015
SP Jazz Band
Blu Jaz , Esplanade recital hall

2016
SP Jazz Band
Blu Jaz , Esplanade recital hall,
Esplanade Waterfront stage (Jazz in July)

Solo
Singapore International Jazz festival
(Marina Bay Sands) Singjazz, blu jaz

2017
SP Jazz Band
Esplanade Waterfront stage (All Things New)
Esplanade Recital Hall (Improvise X)

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Marc Neo Wei Yang

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Marc Neo began his musical journey at the age of 6 and has attended a myriad of piano Performance Festivals, Competitions, Masterclasses and performed in numerous concerts both locally and internationally.

Marc really enjoys performing and it was never so much about winning various competitions but obtaining as many memorable experiences and treasuring every single performing opportunity.

Being a performing arts enthusiast, Marc picked up Dance and equipped himself with knowledge from the countless number of genres of dance such as Dancehall and Hip Hop. He was also a member of Singapore Polytechnic’s Dance Club, Strictly Dance Zone during his time as a student in Singapore Polytechnic.

On top of that, Marc is a creative individual who enjoys channelling his ideas into churning out productions related to the Performing Arts. He enjoys and works well with individuals from the arts scene He hopes to be part of the Singapore Art’s scene be it a creative director or a Show producer. He also enjoy performing music and continues perform in various shows. On top of that, he aspires to turn his passion for Music and the Arts into a Business and create his own Music School which focuses on equipping individuals with the right set of techniques and also provide interested individuals in the community with Music education who are not financially stable.

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Neo Wai Ling

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A song that reflects the troubles of a typical 19 year old. Being in the last year as a teenager, young adults often struggle with identity issues and existential crises. 19 is a song written to hopefully console the people going through this phase in life, reminding them that they are not running a race and that success is not measured against time.

Goodnight
An ironic song. This song is about insomnia and never having a good night, and the song talks about the loneliness that follows when people are all asleep but you are unable to. It also hints at suicide.

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Nur Wahidah

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I sing and play synth in a local dream-pop band called Subsonic Eye. We’ve played at festivals/concerts like Baybeats, Ignite, various Esplanade events, Urban Ventures and Fred Perry: Subculture Live. We have also opened for various international bands such as Yuck (UK), fin. (JAP), Thud (HK) and Lust (MY). We released our album, Strawberry Feels, in April 2017, and so far has garnered support from 60k fans from 57 countries (according to Spotify statistics). Having embarked to Hong Kong for a show, the band is looking into touring venues in Southeast Asia around March 2018 to promote the writing of our next album.

I also maintain a bedroom pop side-project called Elephant Stampede. Most of my personal works are uploaded into my soundcloud but I do have 2 informal EPs up on bandcamp. I plan to dabble and explore more with Elephant Stampede in 2018 – and possibly collaborate with more musicians. In 2017, I had also sang the hook in a local rapper’s song (https://soundcloud.com/user-864300729/sets/rise-of-caesar).

For my POD assessment, I wrote 2 songs called No Brainer (lo-fi, indie, garage) and Version 2 (experimental neo soul). Version 2 is a song about the exploration of my self. The whole song concept revolves around the Wizard of Oz fantasy – the characters like the lion, the tin man, the witch are all represented in the song as flaws in my character. I move throughout the song plot talking about my issues and eventually arrive at the end – where I realise my flaws and start progressing towards a better ‘me’. No Brainer is about burnt out from writing and the song sonically describes the ups and downs of such burnouts – one often comes out from it feeling terribly numb and overwhelmed at the same time.

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Oh Geng Hui

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是爱 (It’s Love) is a song about love at its premature stage, where you experience having a crush on that special someone. The lyrics explain that every simple interaction you have with that
person is a symbol of love, be it spending time together, or having a simple conversation.

It is a song where the protagonist is trying to find a time to confess his love to that special someone, thus portraying much confusion and excitement in the process.

I chose to compose such a piece for the sole purpose of emphasizing what it feels like to have a crush on someone. All the mixed feelings that a person has, be it happiness, uncertainty, or even despair, can be found in this song. I hope that everyone who has been through this process can relate to my song greatly.

还记得 (I Can Still Remember) is a song reminiscing about the past. This song is set after a quarrel between a guy and the girl. The guy still remembers all the happy moments they had
together, and wants the girl to “return” to him. He blames himself for his own “stupidity”, and pleads for a chance to be forgiven. This song has electronic and rock elements in it, and thus is a song that is a real breakthrough for myself.

This song was composed to emphasize how guys do not cherish their female counterparts when they are by their side, only to regret when it is too late. This song embodies the regret the male
protagonist has, and grief he actually feels.

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Sarah Ann Wee Yen Ning

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Although shy in nature, Sarah isn’t afraid to speak her mind when it comes to her music. She strongly believes in being honest in her music.

Taking her inspiration from the likes of Tori Kelly, Jhené Aiko, Hiatus Kaiyote etc., she blends some of her favourite genres of Acoustic Pop, RnB and Jazz together and creates her own music.

Sarah had the privilege of starting music at the tender age of 3 by learning the violin. Since then, she picked up the piano and guitar, and hopes to learn more. She is a firm believer in pursuing what you love and not to force yourself to love what you do. With that, she decided to take her love for music beyond the confines of her room, and pursue it as a career.

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Sheryl Fan Wenqi

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Sheryl Fan was a student in Singapore Polytechnic pursuing a Diploma in Music and Audio Technology.

Sheryl started learning the piano at the age of 11. She also took up the classical guitar whereby she played in school ensembles since the age of 13. From there, she expanded her music journey
in the Diploma course (Music and Audio Technology), this course taught her many skills such as songwriting, arranging, producing, recording and mixing.

Sheryl loves to explore and find out new things to learn more and improve. Sheryl has written two songs for her final year project, songs are titled “Hear me” and “You’re there”.

“Hear me” is a song about the protagonist who is facing parental rejection regarding a relationship. This is a relatively sad song which speaks about the feelings that the protagonist
is having.

“You’re there” is a Christian Song which talks about God never leaving you despite all circumstances, be it good or bad, happy or sad. This song gives a lively and catchy feel.

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Tan Shuai Li Shawn

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Shawn began his musical journey by developing an interest in the electric guitar after
being influenced by players such as Eric Clapton, B.B King, and so on, and decided
to pick up the instrument in 2011, and has flourished in his talent as a guitarist.

After enrolling in Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Music and Audio Technology,
Shawn found a new interest in music production and audio engineering, and he
decided on a new career path, to be an audio engineer. With the help of his lecturers
and peers, he worked his way to being a skilled and highly efficient engineer.
The two songs Shawn produced, 有你在身边, and Alexa, both showcase how his
peers DMAT and his experiences have shaped his life.

有你在身边 is a Mandopop song, written with the help of his peers. It is about a
relationship that is falling apart, as the girl is slowly breaking away from the guy,
leaving him feeling empty.

Alexa is a rock song, meant to be a fun project that shows Shawn’s roots as a
guitarist, as he has strong interests in hard rock. It is about a guy who notices a girl
in a club, and she completely captivates him

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Tan Yun Jia Clarissa

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Clair T began learning the violin at 4 years old and had her first performance at the tender age of 5. She then went on to join various ensembles and orchestras, and was made the Violin 1 Section Leader of Singapore Polytechnic’s String Ensemble in 2016.

Her journey as a singer-songwriter started with an interest in poetry at age 6, which eventually merged with her love for music at age 13. She began writing songs to express her innermost thoughts and developed a keen interest in music production along the way.

Having been a social pariah for most of her life, Mirror reflects the lonliness and incomprehensible cruelty she has experienced, as well the epiphany she had about being “different”. Hurt Me is based off her personal experiences with abuse, and creating it became her catharsis as she finally processed and released the years of repressed emotions into this heart-wrenching track.

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Tan Yong Hao Daryl

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Without any prior knowledge of music, Daryl was enrolled into the Diploma of Music and Audio Technology in Singapore Polytechnic in the year 2015 and he has since then been interested in pursuing his career in the arts / creative industry.

Daryl has been a really outgoing and outspoken person ever since he was a little kid and because of those traits, he became the chairman of his secondary school’s drama club and that sparked his interest in acting and has since been in a few small shows and films.

Daryl also has a love for content creation. Shane Dawson was the reason why he started his Youtube channel and he has been making youtube videos since he was really young, but those videos have since been taken down due to personal reasons but he has started filming and editing more videos and putting them up on Youtube.

Daryl also had leadership training in the past and would love to experience being a leader in certain situations

Be Yourself
Why do we have to conform to societal’s norms? Why do we have to change ourselves just to fit into a particular group of people? Why do we have to be influenced by what other people do?

‘Be Yourself’ is written during one of the modules Daryl was taking. Listening to all the songs his peers composed, he really wanted to write a song which is close to their standards, until he started thinking, why did he have to write a song just like theirs and that when he wanted to compose a song just about that and that was how ‘ Be Yourself’ was born.

MADDspace Promotional Video
Daryl had his internship at MADDspace Singapore where he worked with many talented individuals and that is when he decided for his second project, he wanted to do up a promotional video about that company, where he took up the task of storyboarding, filming, editing and composing the music.

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Tay Hui Yun

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Hui Yun has been pursuing music since she was 4 years old. With the influences of Chinese pop music and film, she has been able to compose her own tunes and arrange compositions with different artists. Her songs and videos showcases her inspiration of combining both olden and modern elements together.

“别说再见” , Don’t say goodbye (English),is about the complications of a relationship. Where the listeners are able to have an opinion whether they have left one another or are still there to support each other no matter what.

“Sayang” is a video about the appreciation and acceptance of foreign workers in Singapore. Though there would always be different opinions of people, we are able to make a difference by accepting and being more open minded.

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Yang Mo

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Diploma in Music and Audio Technology

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Yang Mo has started composing in the year of 2015 when she joined DMAT (Diploma in Music and Audio Technology) in Singapore Polytechnic. While accumulating knowledge of composing music, she became better in expressing her feelings and ideas through music.

“赤道23” (23 degree on the equator), is about a choice. When one experienced hardship, loneliness and failure, when life became hopeless, when he/she has a goal and just could
not get it no matter how hard he tried. What will he do after experiencing all these feelings?

Surrender or keep going on?
“生” (Life), is about life. Birth of a new living creature meant the end of one. Each generation, we learn from the elder ones directly or indirectly the similar things. Life passes by and it
changes from simple and peaceful to complicating and then finally we are about to end, it will become peaceful again. Can you feel the progressing now?