After beating out 35 other submissions, Paras Bunyi Collective and CubeArt Stage & Performance emerged winners of the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2016 (YSDAF2016) Pitch Start grant and will be debuting their works at the festival this 20th – 21st August, 2016 at the The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
Paras Bunyi Collective And Cubeart Stage & Performance Are All Set To Wow Audience At Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2016
Helmed by Faizal Nafis or better known in the local scene as Xes Xes Loveseat, Paras Bunyi Collective is set to deliver a multi-sensory experience to festivalgoers. A well-known DJ and vinyl collector, Faizal specializes in House, Indie-Dance and Disco; naming music icons such as Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem as some of his biggest influences.
Faizal has opened for international acts such as Aeroplane (Belgium, Eskimo), Andrew Butler of Hercules and Love Affair (NY, DFA), Breakbot (France, Ed Banger), Apparat (Berlin, Bpitch Control), Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs (US), Osunlade (US, Yoruba) and Wolfram (Austria, Gomma/Permanent Vacation) and was a regular guest DJ for the now defunct Deer Society nights. Besides the usual club fare, he has curated music for fashion labels and exhibitions.
Paras Bunyi Collective is a project especially created by Faizal for YSDF2016 and for this; he has rallied his friends, the experimental group Akhyla as collaborators. Check out his mixes at www.mixcloud.com/loveseat and vinyl collection at www.instagram.com/wishtone.
Bulan Separa Penuh is the winning pitch by CubeArt Stage & Performance, a group with members from Malaysia’s leading performance arts school, Akademi Seni dan Warisan Malaysia (Aswara) previously known as Akademi Seni Kebangsaan (ASK). The theatre production tells the story of two people’s dream to build a life in the performing arts but face strong objections from their families.
Featuring an ensemble cast of ten actors and four main leads, the production will combine dance, singing and acting to form a conceptual theatre that will captivate and provoke thoughts.
With Paras Bunyi Collective and Bulan Separa Penuh as part of this year’s line-up, YSDAF2016 is set to become the ‘must-attend’ arts events of 2016. YSDAF2016 is open to the public and is free of charge.
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Yayasan Sime Darby
Yayasan Sime Darby, or Sime Darby Foundation, was established in 1982 and is the primary driver of Sime Darby Berhad’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
The objectives of Yayasan Sime Darby are supported by its five pillars, namely: education; environment, community & health; youth & sports and arts & culture. While led by independent members of a Governing Council and managed by a dedicated team, Yayasan Sime Darby works closely with the Sime Darby Group, in areas of mutual interest.
Since its inception, Yayasan Sime Darby has awarded scholarships worth RM226 million to 2,815 students both in and outside Malaysia. It is supporting long term research projects of significant scientific value like the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) project which is the world’s largest ecological project, a joint effort with the Royal Society (The UK and Commonwealth Academy of Science). Yayasan Sime Darby is also actively involved in the development and improvements of sports in Malaysia namely track cycling, lawn bowling, cricket, tennis and golf. Under its community & health pillar, Yayasan Sime Darby supports initiatives to promote the well-being of disadvantaged people irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender and works with established organisations to promote the development of arts and culture.
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Opened in May 2005, klpac is Malaysia’s only fully-integrated performing arts centre. A non-profit organisation, it aims to nurture and develop the performing arts in Malaysia. Since its opening, klpac has housed over 400 performances, film screenings, art exhibitions and events. The Actors Studio Academy housed in klpac conducts a wide range of courses and runs a crucial community outreach programme. Other educational initiatives include the klpac Orchestra, klpac Symphonic Band, klpac String Ensemble, the Theatre for Young People (T4YP) programme and an Artist-in-Residence programme. Major events include the klpac Open Day, a free-of-charge arts festival for the public, as well as the SHORT+SWEET Malaysia festival. For more information, please visit www.klpac.org.