Same Words, Different Songs


31 Mar 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM




One set of lyrics, two suites of songs.

That’s the creative challenge poet Felix Cheong has posed separately to two musicians, singer-songwriter Beverly Lim Morata and film composer Ting Si Hao—to turn his anti-love poems into song.

The result is Same Words, Different Songs, a half-hour showcase of poetry in music. Listen to how the same words can inspire Beverly and Si Hao to come up with different pieces of music.

About Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong is the author of 14 books, including five volumes of poetry and four collections of short stories. Winner of National Arts Council Singapore's Young Artist Award (2000), he holds a Masters in Creative Writing. Cheong has represented Singapore in numerous international writers festivals, including Edinburgh, Austin, West Cork, Sydney, Christchurch, Hong Kong, Ubu, and Kuala Lumpur.

About Beverly Lim Morata

Comfortable in diverse musical genres ranging from jazz ballads to pumping funk and soul, Beverly Lim Morata never fails to mesmerise with her powerful vocal stylings and stage presence. She has wowed crowds at festivals such as the Sunrise Jazz Festival, Mosaic Music Festival and the Singapore International Jazz Festival. She was one of the top-12 finalists in the first iteration of Singapore Idol.

About Ting Si Hao

Ting Si Hao is a well-known composer, arranger, producer and sound engineer with a vision for narrative storytelling through the language of music. Fascinated by the interplay of music and media, he started his film-scoring career on feature films while assisting Singaporean composers Alex Oh and Joe Ng. In 2010, Ting collaborated with Joe Ng on Kelvin Tong’s feature film Kidnapper as the music arranger. By 2013, he had become a co-composer for Christopher Hatton’s Battle Of The Damned.

Since then, Ting has scored a diverse range of feature films including Unlucky Plaza, the first Singapore dark comedy-drama film to open for the Singapore International Film Festival, and the first horror Singapore-Hollywood collaboration, Kelvin Tong’s The Faith of Anna Waters a.k.a The Offering. He has also composed for various short films such as independent arthouse film Emma.

Ting was awarded the National Arts Council Singapore’s Postgraduate Arts Scholarship and the Conrad Pope Scholarship. While pursuing his Master’s degree, he was mentored by renowned Hollywood composer Christopher Young (Spider Man 3, Drag Me To Hell), Conrad Pope (My Weekend With Marilyn, The Hobbit, Harry Potter And Deathly Hallows), and Andy Hill (former vice president of music production at Walt Disney Pictures).

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