Singaporean composer/musician Felix Phang grew up playing symphonic band music and discovered jazz at Berklee College of Music.
An independent artist navigating tradition, change and a confluence
of cultures, he seeks to make sense of his environment by exploring the cultural musical landscape of Singapore with a suite of music composed around the themes of ‘diversity’ and ‘relationships’ for ensembles comprising of various folk instruments. Inspired by The Silk Road Project, Phang is motivated to share culture through composition, performance and education.
Phang has performed and presented his works at international music festivals and both 2017 & 2019 International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers Symposium clinics facilitated by Grammy winner and nominees, BIlly Childs, Bill Frisell and Ron Miles.
Felix currently heads the 150-strong Music & Drama Company (MDC), producing both live and digital content for Singaporeans and high-profile government events. He holds an adjunct position at LASALLE College of the Arts, and mentors young writers in his own time. For leisure and inspiration, Felix indulges in pottery at his compact home studio.
Tan Wei Xiang