Memories of 2055
12 Apr 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
“Now I do not know whether it was then I dreamt I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.” - Zhūangzi (莊子)
In the future, a giant A.I consciousness HAL 2055 awakens in orbit of an uninhabited earth, trying to make sense of what happened to humanity.
As it rapidly scans and virtually re-lives mankind's existence through memories of thoughts and sounds of everyday life in its quantum database, it discovers how life was like on Earth before The End. Imperfect as a species as Mankind was, he also achieved the impossible through his ability to dream, imagine and most importantly, love. Acting as both creator and destroyer, Man shaped his world.
HAL 2055 ponders over its existential role as protector, reminiscing Man's past, as it seeks to uncover the events that led to Man's end, while trying to reconcile its own “reason of being / to live”.
TO ensemble presents a concert that celebrates transience and the beauty of impermanence of life.
Experience a concert about a future world after the singularity, with original story and music by award-winning composer Tze Toh, combining contemporary sound design, a fusion of film score, jazz, classical music and Asian sounds with video projections, and featuring soloists Lazar T.Sebastine (Indian violin), Teo Boon Chye (sax), Tze Toh (piano), and Loh Jun Hong (violin) (other musicians TBC).
*1hr 15min concert, with 15min post-show dialogue
**Out of respect for the performers, no child aged 6 and below will be admitted.
Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive