Preview: Mosaic Music Series 2017 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
The Esplanade’s Mosaic Music Series is back this November, and they’re bringing you guys a slew of the very best international artists to deliver FIVE consecutive nights of pure sonic wonder. From the experimental to the indie, jazz to R&B, this year’s fantastic lineup will cater to literally any and every ear out there, and truly celebrates the sheer variety of music with its theme of “The Art of Song”. Check out the full lineup of artists below:
It’s not all international artists at Mosaic; first off is FERRY and Canvas Conversations as they use their music to explore emotion, while evoking an even more poignant experience by including visual projections by Aqilah Misuary. If you like chill, dreamy electronic music and want to be transported to another world, these guys have you covered, particularly with their almost tangible sounds and well thought out, emotive lyrics.
Norwegian artist Bernhoft will be making his very first Singaporean appearance at Mosaic this year. An immensely talented musician, the one man band is a wonder as he creates a symphony of sounds by himself, and since his breakthrough in 2011, has gone on to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and has even been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for his 2014 album Islander, making him the first non-American artist nominated for the award.
Sinne Eeg and the Jacob Christoffersen Trio
Also making her Singaporean debut will be Scandinavian jazz vocalist Sinne Eeg. Hailing from Denmark, Sinne’s distinctive and clear vocals have made her a fast rising jazz star across the world, with exquisite live performances and multiple music awards, including the prestigious Académie du jazz. With seven albums to her name, you can expect only the best of performances from this vocal powerhouse, accompanied by the Jacob Christoffersen Trio.
Shugo Tokumaru makes a return to Mosaic this year since his last appearance in 2013, and the Japanese experimental pop musician has even more tricks up his sleeves than before. Eclectic and full of the most unexpectedly delightful sounds, the multi-instrumentalist’s songs will no doubt have you tapping along throughout his six album discography, as he brings back both his hits and new material for Mosaic 2017.
Feist needs almost no introduction for those even slightly in the music scene – the four time Grammy-nominee is back in Singapore since her debut at Laneway back in 2012. Feist was initially known for indie hits such as Mushaboom and 1 2 3 4, the latter of which was featured on a Sesame Street video that has since accumulated 123 million views on Youtube, and has even sold out a show at the Hollywood Bowl. Her 2011 album Metals (a personal favourite album of ours) took the world by storm and won her the Polaris Music Prize and four more Juno Awards, and was named Album of the Year by the New York Times. Six years later, she’s back with a new album, and will no doubt raise the roof with her new material and her unbelievably well composed, evocative work that somehow, finds an easy way into listeners’ ears and hearts.
The Mosaic Music Series runs from 10th – 14th November 2017 at the Esplanade Annexe Studio and Concert Hall. Tickets available from the Esplanade
Full schedule is as follows:
Esplanade Annexe Studio:
10 Nov, 10pm: FERRY x Canvas Conversations (Singapore)
11 Nov, 8pm: Bernhoft (Norway)
12 Nov, 7.30pm: Sinne Eeg and the Jacob Christoffersen Trio (Denmark)
13 Nov, 8.30pm: Shugo Tokumaru (Japan)
Esplanade Concert Hall:
14 Nov, 7.30pm: Feist (Canada)