Called Tangent Moves, it presents new sounds for today’s audiences

What happens when you mix different genres of music together?  

Lionel Tan, founding member of Singapore’s acclaimed classical string ensemble T’ang Quartet, is eager to find out. 

“The young musicians in the current scene have this exciting ‘think-out-of-the-box’ approach to music-making. It is this raw and exciting spirit that I want to harness and help develop to even greater heights for a younger audience,” he says.

It's the reason why he has taken on a mentorship role to a brand new music collective called Tangent Moves which aims to cultivate a restlessly innovative spirit across genres and disciplines to present new sounds for today’s audiences. He will be helping young musicians develop original content and cultivate the music scene here.

Creating new sounds
So who are these next generation of musical talents? The artists traverse a range of genres, from classical and ambient to jazz and experimental. 


They are: Daryl Tay (guitar), David Loke (violin), Erwin Tan (trombone), Eugene Chew (double bass and electric bass), Jamshid Saydikarimov (cello), Joachim Theodore Lim (percussion), Jonathan Shin (piano), Martin Peh (violin and viola), Mervin Wong/Planeswalker (electronica and ambient), Rit Xu (flute), Ryan Sim (cello), and Yang Shuxiang (violin).

The collective is represented by 19SixtyFive which hopes to create new works by bringing different permutations of musicians together. 

David Loke Kai Yuan

The first project to kick off this collaborative series is Tangent, an EP anchored by David Loke Kai Yuan (@davidloke.violin) and DJ-turntablist-producer, KoFlow (@djkoflow). Described as “funky, soulful and playful”, Tangent is an intriguing dialogue between two worlds, classical and electronic. 

Meanwhile, the organic creation between the musicians are captured in Tangent Moves #1. See the musical journey of these two very different artists on 19SixtyFive and 24OWLS websites, and on both artists’ Facebook and Instagram pages. 

The Tangent EP is on all digital streaming platforms, and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon Music.