THONG YONG HOW ON HANDPAN
An original work; collaborative 3 layered real time rhythmic composition captured by IMAGINARY ARTS. This piece showcases the textures of the percussion as lead and accompaniment.
Music Direction : THONG YONG HOW AND SUSAN SARAH JOHN
Lighting Design by SABERA SHAIK
Thong, founder and Artisitc Director of FRHTHMS ACADEMY had performed in many countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Switzerland, Marcus Mantegna, Taiwan, Australia, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Dubai and Doha with a total of more than 500 performances. Later on, Thong became the Head of the Outreach and Education Department which is responsible for planning teaching activities, training and promotion of the drums culture. Thong has 23 years of drumming experience and 10 years of coaching experience in this field. In 2016, Thong left Hands Percussion and set up his own FrythmS Academy Institute, with the aim of spreading the art of percussion with the objective to promote everything that is rhythm-based. The academy hopes to spread the art of percussion through drumming; to educate the next generation that drumming is all about attitude and discipline; to nurture more percussionists and audience who appreciate this art. In addition, the resonance produced by the percussion has the power to heal.