The Ipoh Music Symposium annual sequence within the state capital of Perak returns as an on-site occasion from Oct 21-23 with the theme Nineteen Sixties Pop: Emulation, Revolution And Legacy (Pop 1960-an: Emulasi, Revolusi Dan Legasi).
The main focus for this newest version of the Ipoh Music Symposium is a glance again at popular culture, music, movie and trend from the Nineteen Sixties in Malaysia (and Singapore).
Organised by arts company Individuals of Exceptional Abilities (PORT), the bilingual programme (Bahasa Malaysia and English) encompasses a numerous line-up of presenters – writers, lecturers, musicians, researchers, historians and extra – who will come collectively to dissect matters surrounding the swinging Nineteen Sixties, an unforgettable decade for a brand new and unbiased nation like Malaysia.
Amongst these concerned within the boards and discussions are Datuk Johari Salleh, Raja Iskandar Raja Halid, Isabella Pek, Adnan Othman, Adil Johan, Shazlin Amir Hamzah, Paul Augustin, Joe Kidd, Adly Syairi Ramly, Mustaffa Tapa Otai, Adi Satria, Mohd Rafi Jafranee, Naza Mohamad, Daniyal Kadir and extra.
The regional enter will likely be supplied by Singaporean duo Artwork Fazil (singer-songwriter) and Azlan Mohd Stated (writer-researcher); and Indonesian researcher friends Michael HB Raditya and Muhammad Febriansyah.
The principle venues for the symposium embody the PORT Ipoh home and Travelodge Lodge, whereas the Auditorium RTM Ipoh and the Girl Boss studio will host the Malam Pesta 60an live performance (Oct 22) and workshops (Oct 21) respectively.
A deeper understanding
The upcoming Nineteen Sixties Pop: Emulation, Revolution And Legacy programme is the fourth version of the Ipoh Music Symposium sequence with earlier editions circling Nusantara, Rock Kapak (laborious rock/heavy metallic) and unbiased music in Malaysia.
“The Nineteen Sixties-era in Malaysia was an necessary interval which modified the socioeconomic and cultural strata of the society. Aside from the event of instructional and cultural establishments at the moment, the fields of music, literature, and movie additionally entered a wonderful section and impacted the artistic world of the nation. Subsequently, Nineteen Sixties Pop: Emulation, Revolution And Legacy goals to collate every kind of necessary info from researchers and students, as a information and reference for the current and future generations,” says Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairuddin, PORT’s common supervisor, and one of many symposium’s predominant drivers.
On the symposium, music legend/composer Johari Salleh will ship the keynote speech (Oct 22) primarily based on his immense expertise within the music trade, particularly through the heady Nineteen Sixties, the place Malaysian pop music and youth tradition met head on and thrived.
The discussion board matters will see Paul Augustin (Penang Home Of Music), Joe Kidd, Adly Syairi Ramly and Yayasan Irama Nusantara wanting into archiving/different music histories (Oct 21) and veteran musicians Adnan Othman, Billy Chang (The Strollers), Yusop Najmi and Kenny Ham (Oct 23) revisiting the Nineteen Sixties music scene.
Themes reminiscent of “Native Identification”, “Creativity And Exploration” and “Legacy And Influence” are listed within the programme, with discussions spanning pop yeh yeh songwriting, pop Iban (Gerai Nyamai) kinds, Indonesian Nineteen Sixties counterculture music, the early days of feminism and popular culture, Nineteen Sixties movie and rise up, trend tendencies and others.
Legendary album cowl/graphic designer Tapa Otai (Oct 21) and indie rock musician/file store proprietor Naza Mohamad (Oct 23) will host sharing classes on album cowl artwork and documenting misplaced Nineteen Sixties music respectively.
American music researcher/deejay Carl Hamm’s movie Pop Yeh Yeh: Documenting The Golden Age Of Pop Music In Singapore And Malaysia may also be screened on the symposium on Oct 21, giving native viewers a primary have a look at the documentary.
In 2010 and 2014, Hamm made two extremely profitable journeys to those elements to interview and doc the tales of an array of Nineteen Sixties pop artistes (from Malaysia and Singapore).
“Going by the footage once more after so lengthy, it’s wonderful to me that I used to be capable of meet and interview so many artistes. The movie will embody excerpts from many of those interviews, in addition to uncommon images, and even just a few movie clips from movies shot in Singapore and Malaysia on compact Super8 cameras by unknown travellers to present viewers a way of what Singapore and Malaysia regarded like again then,” says Hamm in an e-mail interview.
“I’m very grateful, as soon as once more, to Adnan Othman for placing me in contact with the organisers of the Ipoh music convention. Being invited to take part on this occasion was an incredible motivation for me to get again to work on the undertaking that has remained my life’s ardour. I hope to perhaps flip this movie about Pop Yeh Yeh right into a sequence on a streaming service sometime, to present the story and music a wider viewers. I’m grateful that, for starters, this ‘tough edit’ preview of the documentary will likely be proven to individuals who know and love this music already,” he provides.
A particular community-led exhibition to relate the event of Malaysian music within the Nineteen Sixties may also be held on the Black Home, PORT Ipoh from Oct 21-30.
“This programme supplies the general public the chance to get to know extra intently, necessary figures who’ve enormously contributed to the motion and growth of the native and regional music world.
“By constructing a brand new relationship or community between the stakeholders, artists, college students, and lecturers, extra tasks associated to the music subject within the Malay Archipelago may be triggered and organised – not directly benefiting musicians, researchers, ‘behind the scene’ employees and likewise music lovers at massive,” says Hanim.
A dedication charge is required throughout registration and it will likely be returned to the attendee through the bodily occasion.
A big a part of the Nineteen Sixties Pop: Emulation, Revolution And Legacy symposium (talks, boards and live performance) will likely be made out there on Fb Reside, or they are going to be uploaded post-event.