i am not just a music composer, thereminist, cyclist but also improviser, noise maker and artistic director of TOCCATA studio
NG CHOR GUAN (Composer + Sound Designer) Born in Klang, Malaysia. His passion for music during adolescent years propels him towards this fascinating arena. Chor Guan started his career as professional music composer during his years in London. His diverse professional credits include music for concert, film, theater, dance (incl. dance video), exhibition and multimedia. His music has been performed in a wide variety of mediums including orchestral, choral, chamber, and electronic music. His work demonstrates an excellent integration of the classical and the contemporary. Upon returning to Malaysia in 2006, he collaborated actively with theatrical artists and choreographers diversify his works into a new era. To name a few, theatre productions include Antigone, Okiku- A Tragedy Retold, The Lost and The Ecliptic and Break-ing. Dance collaborations include The Curse of The Forbidden Palace, Whispers of Love, She Walks in Beauty Like the Night, The ‘R’ Adventurous Drift, Toilet, Nobat, Peony Dream and Ballet Nutcracker. With all his hard to show for, it wasn’t a surprise that he was nominated for 2008 Cameronian Arts Awards Most Promising Artist. Early 2009, his music for short films has been premiered in the renowned Rotterdam Film Festival in Holland and one of the short film "Everyday Everyday" has been awarded grand prizes in Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France and Artfilm fest in Slovak Republic. One Future in 15malaysia is his latest music score and sound design in film. Today, Chor Guan is proud to be invited to compose for multimedia dance - A Deer of Nine Colour in Silk Road Hong Kong Arts Festival 2009. To add to his list of accomplishment, he has also produced 11 CD albums of his own.