The Multitudes Within Us
Take a deep breath and step through the looking glass with pianist Wong Yun Qi and writer Agnes Chew as they journey along the parallel planets of our souls, exploring the many sides to our beings - the light and the dark, the melancholic, explosive, joyful, bitingly sarcastic, mercurial, whimsical... - that make us truly unique.
The Multitudes Within Us is the recognition and acceptance of our selves the way we are, sans categorisation. We are, after all, as Agnes puts it, "a living microcosm of the entire emotional spectrum of oxymoronic paradoxes within a single moment that could never be logically construed".
In an unforgiving world in which we have been conditioned to put a label on everything, to constantly appraise the actions and emotions of ourselves and those around us, for which there is only black and white, it is so easy to lose track of who we are. When was the last time you looked at yourself through the eyes of others, and saw, how wonderfully complete you are, with all your curves and edges?
Your adventure begins in the good company of Isaac Albeniz, Maurice Ravel, Gyorgy Ligeti, Felix Leuschner (Asian Premiere), and the alter egos of Robert Schumann - the fiery Florestan and his pensive counterpart, Eusebius.
“We are both fluid and limitless. We expand and contract according to our whims, our caprices, and our desires. Let us never be limited by the fetters of definition.” - Agnes Chew, “The Desire for Elsewhere”