Wednesday, May 3, 2017

POLKA • playground back in action by popular demand!


POLKA • playground back in action by popular demand! 

POLKA • playground

Musicians:
Ng Chor Guan (Theremin and Laptop)
Jimmy Chong Aka Jimmy Zhai (Percussion)
Gideon Alubakhan Chen (Zither)

Guest Performers:
Ian Goh (Piano)
Lynne Chuah (Piano)
Kent (Bass Guitar)

Date: 20/4/2017 and 21/4/2017
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Space.Toccata, 39 (1st floor), Jalan SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Admission: Minimum Donation RM30

Contact: 016-3618504 ask.toccata@gmail.com
first created in 2012 by Toccata Studio's Artistic Director Ng Chor Guan, as part of  New Music Series, POLKA • playground is an interactive audio visual performance.



a feast of sights and sounds ~ 
POLKA • playground aims to demonstrate creative possibilities in collaborative art processes, to raise interest level of creativity in artistic content, to bridge gap between art practitioners and general public, more importantly, to provide new and exciting sensory experiences via performance to the crowd.






artistic director of Toccata Studio, music composer Ng Chor Guan in action 



JimmyZhai on the drums 



a game of join the dots !




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Year 2016 of Space.Toccata

Dear friends of Space.Toccata,

thank you for being with us along the journey of promoting creativity through arts and culture !

we hope you had a great year in 2016 and here are some highlighted projects / events of Year 2016 at Space.Toccata , enjoy !

Year 2016 of Space.Toccata

INTRODUCTION OF SPACE.TOCCATA
Space.Toccata is a creative research and development lab and hub for arts. Its multifunction appearance in the community plays various roles in the effort to elevate level of awareness in creativity and arts. We engaged people from all races, age, profession, religion through arts, culture and creativity.

RESIDENCY PROGRAMME AT SPACE.TOCCATA
2016 sees the launch of Residency Programme at Space.Toccata.
Open call all year round, not only for artists, but individual whose practice falls within the creative, innovative, contemporary, critical and experimental.

For more information / enquiries, kindly writes to space.toccata@gmail.com


Sneak peek of the residency room. 


SONIC POEM by PAUL TIMINGS (New Zealand)
Paul Timings from New Zealand spent 3 months in residency programme, developing his project sound and visual interactive installation, “Sonic Poem”.
An interview on BFM about the project and Toccata Studio residency programme can be found here, http://www.bfm.my/paul-timings-e-jan-tan-sonic-poem.html




SPACETIME ILLUSION : Capture Creatures
A cross discipline collaboration project between original music, contemporary dance and experimental video. Space.Toccata welcomes Chai Mi (visual artist) from Beijing, Nurul (dancer) from Sarawak and Guan (musician) from Klang. The trio artists from various background showcases a multidiscipline experimental performance, improvisational and inspiring, communicating through their artistic practice respectively.

we are creatures being captured !

post performance discussion





DANCE=MUSIC SERIES #13 KLNY
Dance=Music Series is a platform created by artistic director, Ng Chor Guan in 2013. This initiative brings musicians and dancers together, creating improvisational performance, using purely body movements and music created live on the spot as language to communicate. It has been running for 12 episodes. This time on the 13, we welcome Kensaku Shinohara, a Japanese dancer/choreographer based in New York to Space.Toccata, collaborate with music composer, Ng Chor Guan.
 (photo courtesy of Alvin Shen)


can you hear music in the movement? 

move, move, move again.


CAKE PROJECT


CAKE Project, a micro crowd funding not-for-profit initiative started in 2012, witness its #18 and #19 in year 2016.
CAKE Project is organised twice yearly, with an open call to those who have a creative idea coming to pitch at the event. Members of the public is widely invited to join with a minimum payment of RM15 going into a prize pot. In return, they get to enjoy homemade cake, coffe/tea, conversation, listen to creative ideas and vote for their favorite. The project gets most votes will win all money in the prizepot to kickstart the proposed project.
Guest performer will join occasionally, making short performances/sharing session.

learn more about CAKE Project, https://www.facebook.com/CakeProject/



Guest Performer: Chong Ling-Zi on accordion.



TOCCAPOLY HOLIDAY CAMPS
TOCCAPOLY is an all art forms educational programme originally created by 6 artists/educators for children age 4-9. Toccapoly combines various art forms as one, exploring cultures around the world through hands-on activities that inspire creative and innovative thinking.

Can You See ME? 



a video clip introducing Toccapoly,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgjX6qSRPmQ

LITTLEST FUN FAIR
A one day event bringing arts closer to children and vice versa, filled with hands-on activities and immersive experience for children between age 3-12.

a fun filled day with hands-on arts!


SOUTH EAST ASIA RESIDENCY NETWORK LINKS

a visit of South East Asia residency network to Space.Toccata.

South East Asia Residency Network Links 

GALLERY WEEKEND
Showcase of Toccata Studio’s projects and productions as part of Gallery Weekend – an initiative bringing multidisciplinary galleries together in one weekend.


mapping the multidisciplinary



international visitors to Space.Toccata


RENTAL AT SPACE.TOCCATA

Students concert by private music teacher.
Students concert by private music teacher







SPACE.TOCCATA AVAILABLE FOR RENT  ~ exclusively yours ~  is the tagline!

THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT! 
Space.Toccata is available for rent. If you are individual or small groups looking for a space to run workshops, rehearsals, regular classes, gathering, private parties, recitals, showcases, exhibition, panel discussion and more, Space.Toccata is well equipped with spaces of various sizes, at reasonable price. Please do not hesitate to contact space.toccata@gmail.com

Feel free to like Space.Toccata page on

Our official website

You could give us a call, checking on upcoming projects, collaboration opportunities, internship chances, residency call and many more,
016-3618504

if you wants to write us a snail mail,
39B, Jalan SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

For further enquiries on everything related to Space.Toccata,







Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2020

Hello all friends of Toccata!!

Join us at <2020: I'm from 2020> this 1st October, 8:30pm or 2nd October, 3pm at DBKL Auditorium ! 

This ambitious project of <2020> started by Toccata Studio in 2015. This year in 2016, alongside Artistic Director/Composer Ng Chor Guan, Creative Producer Tan E-Jan, we are collaborating with Ting-Ting Chang, choreographer from USA/Taiwan, dancers from TTCDance Taiwan, lighting designer from HK, dancers from ADC Malaysia and 20 non-performer performers.

Kindly grab your seats through 016-3618504/ email ask.toccata@gmail.com 

See you there!


 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cake Project #19

Hello friends!!

We have already in mid-August and soon it's gonna be September!! And, we gonna have our Cake Project #19 on 4 Sept (Sun), 3pm.

Why not book a date to come to vote for your favourite proposal or come to share your proposal? Write a summary of your proposal (not more then 200 words) to etoccata@gmail.com and present it on the mentioned date.

After all the presentation of the proposal, have a piece of homemade cake with coffee or tea. Make new friends and share your experience too!

And not to forget to share this Cake Project to your friends and spread this positive energy around!

For more inquiries, do write to etoccata@gmail.com or contact 016-3618504.

Hope to see you soon!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MPO @Masjid Jamek

Hello everyone!! Yesterday on 9 August 2016 (Tue), we had performed Mobile Phone Orchestra (MPO) at Masjid Jamek LRT Station. 

For new readers or you forgot what is MPO, Mobile Phone Orchestra is an interactive performance created in 2011; as its name suggests, this piece features mobile phones and music. Mobile Phone Orchestra uses music tracks and lights to create different work each time it is staged. The tracks, recordings of sounds collected from various sites around the world, are paired with corresponding lights (this time colour cupboard) of different colours. These lights or colour cupboard become and function as signs, symbols for the ‘orchestra members’ to follow and play along; their ‘music score’, if you will.

Here are some photos on the day itself during the performance of MPO. Enjoy.







Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This Week!!

Hello all! This week we got 2 events coming up this week. First, we have;


Spacetime Illusion
Date: 4 Aug (Thurs)
Time: 8:30pm
Admission by minimum donation, RM30
Venue: Space Toccata, 39A, Jalan SS2/55, PJ.

Second, we have;


Sonic Poem
Date: 7-13/8
Time: Launch at 3pm (7/8), 11am-5pm from 8-13/8
Admission is free
Venue: Space Toccata, 39A, Jalan SS2/55, PJ.

Do contact us at 016-3618504 / toccata.studio@gmail.com for more information.







Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Littlest Funfair!

To all boy boy and girl girl!! We have another fun event and we called it The Littlest Funfair!

The Littlest Funfair! is a small-scale fun fair with booths filled with fun little games and art experiences that are catered to children aged 3-12 years old. From finger puppets to kinetic drawing, children can return home brimming with fun after spending a day with our hand-picked stalls, curated by Toccata Studio. Bring your little ones to have the mostest fun! 


Venue: Space Toccata, 39A, Jalan SS2/55, PJ.

Date & Time: 14 Aug (Sun), 12pm-6pm.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact 017-676 6168 (Wei Yinn) or
weyyinn.toccata@gmail.com