THE STRAITS ENSEMBLE
Comprising a String Quartet, Oud, Sanxian and World Percussion, the Straits Ensemble navigates the rich tapestry of our heritage and taps on a global kampung spirit to celebrate diversity.
Drawing from the rich landscapes of folk and world music, TSE is a 9-piece fusion group that plays original compositions and arrangements of heavy asian-flavoured music.
Created by Singaporean composer Felix Phang, this project is an exploration of the cultural identity of his multicultural home that continues to surprise him everyday.
These musicians are carefully curated for this ensemble based on their knowledge, experience and perspective of music. Also being strong improvisers, they are sensitive to nuances in idiomatic tendencies.