Zai Tang

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November 17, 2015

Untitled II (Bukit Brown Cemetery III) @ Running With Strippers

Over the past month I’ve been working intensely on a live score for Bukit Brown Cemetery. I will be presenting this on Friday 20th November 2015 at CAKE THEATRE’s event Running With Strippers. It’s been an inspiring process and I’m very grateful to Natalie Hennedige, Sharon Tang and the rest of the CAKE team for helping to make this work possible!

More Info: HERE


May 18, 2015

SEASATE @ Venice Biennale 2015

Since the end of last year I’ve been working with Charles Lim on the sound for one of his SEASTATE pieces – It’s been a rigorous process and a valuable learning experience! Charles is presenting his work at the Singapore Pavilion in Venice’s Arsenale. The pavilion is curated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa of the National Gallery Singapore and commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Catch it from 9 May to 22 November 2015.

More Info: HERE


September 20, 2014

FUGUE 1,3,5,7 @ Archifest 2014

I have been invited by HCF and Associates to create a multichannel soundscape installation for FUGUE 1,3,5,7 – their half of this years Archifest Pavilion, Singapore. The festival takes place 26 September 2014 to 11 October 2014 and is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).

More info: HERE



May 29, 2014

Exploit (Bukit Brown Cemetery II) @ Bermondsey Project Space

Private View: Thursday June 12, 6.30 – 10 PM

How do we talk to each-other when our communication is mediated by language and technology across time and space? In this exhibition twenty-two established and up-and-coming artists from the United Kingdom and Singapore address this theme with diverse and exhilarating responses.

Works range from Eleanor Moreton’s I Narcissus, her re-interpretation of the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus and Dan Hays’s painting of his Colorado doppelganger to Tania De Rozario and Lynn Lu’s two-room installation Fuse with myriad grazing silkworms.

In her haunting film Fragments on Machines Emma Charles observes the evolution of New York’s architecture to accommodate the matconnectors that comprise the physical manifestation of the “virtual” world. Natalie Dawkins uses humour in works exploring the ways in which we control – and are controlled by – social media. Min-Wei Ting’s elegiac work You’re Dead To Me communes with the tropical forests and ancient tombs of Singapore’s Bukit Brown cemetery, a location further explored in Zai Tang and Simon Ball’s animated soundscape composition Exploit (Bukit Brown Cemetery II).

In Love, Piracy Manu Luksch invites visitors to collaborate in an act of undermining censorship, while Sarah Choo’s film Hidden Dimension explores moments of solitude within contemporary family life, and Debbie Ding’s gentle sculptural work Lint reflects on intimacy and traces in a long-distance relationship.

On the evening of Saturday June 14th at the gallery will also host ‘Broken Telephone’, a celebration of contemporary Singaporean and British writing and poetry presented by Singapore writer and artist TaniaDe Rozario, with invited guest writers.
Ghost of the Wire= is an immersive and richly textured show which asks us to think again about our public and private modes of communication in the modern age.




April 09, 2014

Hear: I am (Silver Ensemble)

I have devised a series of sound-based workshops for the elderly that will take place at Pasir Ris-Elias CC, Singapore in May. Really looking forward to helping the participants discover sound and listening through a variety of means!


March 20, 2014

Superposition(s) @ ICAS


The artwork is at its most contemporary within the studio, always a moment too late after.

I will be taking part in Superposition(s), a curatorial project of overlapping encounters: between curators and artists, designers and image-makers; between practitioners and audience; between the imagined publics of curators and artists. It aims to chart the processual relationships between these encounters, tracing the spaces between collaboration and resistance. For the duration of the exhibition, artists share and convert the space of the exhibition into their own studio spaces. The audience is encouraged to observe and engage with the artists, experiencing not the artworks themselves but rather the different processes of each artist’s practice. At the same time, curators and writers contribute texts as a response to the artists and their process of developing a work, and to also frame the way audience members encounter the entire space of the exhibition.

Sat 22nd March – Sun 20th April 2014 @ Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE

More info HERE


March 17, 2014

Flickering Shard @ ‘DEMOLITION dream & destruction’ (UCL Urban Lab)

As part of the final event of Urban Lab Films DEMOLITION season, ‘Dream and Destruction’, Simon Ball and I will be screening our latest collaboration, Flickering Shard (2014). The programme also includes Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre (1901) by Frederick S. Armitage, the Lumiere Brothers’ Demolition d’un Mur (1896), Nathan Eddy’s The Absent Column (2013), Dan Edelstyn’s Breaking It Big in Burnley (2013) and an episode of the Channel 4 series Demolition (2005).

Come join us 7pm on Thursday 20th March at the White Building in Hackney Wick – entry is free.


March 05, 2014

Live Light @ i Light Festival 2014

I collaborated with Oz Collective (Alexandre Pachiaudi and Quck Zhong Yi) as sound designer for their interactive audio-visual installation Live Light. The work is one of many installations at i Light Festival 2014, Marina Bay (Singapore), showing from 7th – 30th March. For more info click: HERE


January 21, 2014

Sound: Latitudes & Attitudes

Looking forward to being part of this show! I’ll be performing on he opening night, 6th Feb 2014 @ 6.30 pm, along with Riduan.


August 22, 2013

Sãgara EP (Emerging Species)

My first EP will finally be released early Feb ’14 on Emerging Species. We will be doing a limited press of 100 hand-detailed vinyl records, followed by a digital release. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, please visit:

“Drifting across the shimmering, pebble-clad riverbanks of the Thames, to the spicy shores of South-East Asia, the listener sets sail in a long-tail, deep into uncharted waters where tentacles flail seductively amidst volatile currents and crushing waves.”