Young Artists. New Works. Media Exposure.



Noise Singapore 2005


30 September to 30 October


Launch Party


 Date:  30 September
 Time:  7.15pm
 Venue:  Rouge, Peranakan Place
 Guest of Honour:

 Lim Swee Say
 Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, and
 Second Minister for National Developmen


“We are really excited with the mass media exposure that we are getting through Noise. Young people like us need such exposure for our work and talent so that prospective employers and audience know we exist.” - Leong Chee Loong, 21 years old, Noise artist

“I’m so excited to know that my song will be played on radio! I’ve been making and recording music for some 8 years now, just waiting for my big break. I’m really glad that Noise can help bring my work to more people.” - Jason Nathan, 24 years old, Noise artist

Fresh new young talents in Singapore will have their works showcased on media space totaling half a million dollars when the Noise Festival opens on 30 September. On display at the Noise Singapore website are over 900 original submitted works by artists below 25 years of age. They range from scripts, literary writings, art, music compositions, films, paintings and designs to mobile ringtones and wallpapers. The top works from the showcase will also be seen and heard by more than two million people on a wide range of media channels.


Selected original short films and animation works will be screened on television channels such as Arts Central and MTV. Local and regional publications, such as Lianhe Zaobao, i-weekly, IdN magazine and LIME magazine, will feature selected young Noise artists and their designs, photographs, illustrations and literary works. Radio stations such as Perfect 10 will be airing original music compositions, while other media channels such as advertising displays in downtown underpasses, GameAxis and will also showcase other shortlisted works.


“We set out to engage Singapore’s youth in creative expression and to make it easy for anyone to be an artist,” said Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council. “We are heartened by the overwhelming “Noise” created by our youths and the encouraging support of the key media and communication owners to help present their creative energy to people in Singapore. Indeed, we hope more people will be inspired to get involved and showcase the tremendous artistic talent inherent in all of us.”


The launch party kicks off the festival featuring six performances by Noise artists from the Original Music Composition category. Winners in the five sponsored categories of MTV Logos, Graffiti Art, Mobile Tunes & Pictures as well as Blogs will also be presented with prizes by Guest of Honour Lim Swee Say.


Using everyday communication tools, the Internet and mass media, Noise Singapore was launched in April 2005 to provide a chance for anyone below the age of 25 to become an artist, designer, photographer, film maker, composer, musician, animator or poet. The first festival sans venue, Noise Singapore taps on the pervasive presence and use of common communication channels, like the Internet, radio, television, newspapers and mobile phones, to provide an alternative accessible platform to showcase creative works by young people to a wide audience.


More than 1,000 young people submitted their original and creative works to Noise Singapore and some 3,000 submissions were received. A panel of industry experts and arts practitioners was invited in August to select the works for showcase.


Singapore is the first international partner and Asian chapter of a global Noise network initiated by the Australia Council for the Arts. The United Kingdom will join the global Noise network in 2006. All three participating Noise countries will be connected online, giving rise to possibilities for online collaborations between artists on different continents, and for international businesses to ‘talent spot’ from this huge pool of fresh talent.


In conjunction with Noise Singapore, a special showcase called SHOUT! will feature the best works from Singapore’s tertiary institutions on the Noise Singapore website. Strong and enthusiastic support was received from 4 polytechnics, 3 art schools and a university.


Please find the following annexes enclosed for more information:


 Annexes  - Noise Singapore Participation Results and Judges
   - Noise Singapore Partners & Comments
   - Noise Singapore Showcase in Media
   - Sponsored Category Winners