A pair of songs I composed in 2017 with lyricist Aaron Lee - “Song of the Fisherfolk” & “One by One” - will be performed by “SPEDacular Voices”, the combined choir of Special Education (SPED) schools, at the opening of the 2018 MOE SPED Conference - Nov 2nd at Singapore Expo.
The performance involves 140 students and 20 teachers from 12 SPED schools. Special thanks to music master teacher Suriati Suradi for so magnificently bringing the songs to life for the teachers, and to SPEDacular Voices conductor Irene Jansen for bringing out the best from the students in every sense. Thanks as well to NAC & Liu Yonglun for matchmaking this special partnership.
Without doubt, this is one of my most precious & important musical collaborations - because it manifests how music connects people despite differences, and shows how we are all the same, and therefore not quite so alone in the universe.
- Facebook post and photos by Kelly Tang, 27 August 2018 (public post setting)