Music for everyone at the Venice Biennale

A new video installation at the Venice Biennale's Singapore pavilion, conceived by artist Song-Ming Ang, transforms the oft-misunderstood recorder into something rich and strange.
A new video installation at the Venice Biennale's Singapore pavilion, conceived by artist Song-Ming Ang, transforms the oft-misunderstood recorder into something rich and strange.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SONG-MING ANG

SINGAPORE - Many in Singapore are familiar with the recorder, the plastic instrument that was a staple in schools from the 1970s onwards. The thought of it might evoke the screechy memory of hundreds of clumsy fingers stumbling through Mary Had A Little Lamb at the same time.

But a new video installation at the Venice Biennale's Singapore pavilion, conceived by artist Song-Ming Ang, transforms this oft-misunderstood instrument into something rich and strange.

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