Medleys and Mashups

References

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Featuring:
  • Shape of You
  • Paganini Caprice No. 24
  • James Bond Theme
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (derived from Paganini Caprice No. 24)


Credits:
  • Arrangement: August Lum, The Lorong Boys
  • Flute: Rit Xu
  • Violins: David Loke, Gabriel Lee
  • Keys: Jonathan Shin
  • Cajon: Joachim Lim

Shape of Paganini

Scope of work: music arrangement

Format: online content

Client: The Lorong Boys


Creative Notes

The brief called for a mash-up of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" as well as a piece from Paganini. The 24th Caprice was chosen as it is the most well-known amongst his works. It opens with a quote from Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Paganini which also uses the same Caprice as its source. Throughout the piece, there is a lot of development and interaction between the motifs and melodic material of the two songs. Look out for other easter eggs as well.

《新谣组曲》Xinyao Medley (and Mashup)

Scope of work: music arrangement, guidance of recording, editing, final mix

Format: virtual ensemble

Client: City Chinese Orchestra

Rainie Yang Medley

Scope of work: music arrangement

Client: StellaVee


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Featuring:
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • For Good

Credits:
  • Arrangement: August Lum
  • Choral Director: Wilson Goh
  • Recorded by the Unity Secondary School Choir

Oz Medley

Scope of work: music arrangement

Client: Unity Secondary School

Production: Unity Secondary School 20th Anniversary and Homecoming Dinner

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Featuring:
  • Our Home, Our Heart,
  • Our Singapore
  • We Will Get There

A Little More

Scope of work: music arrangement

Format: video for National Day Parade 2019 pre-show

Client: National Day Committee

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Featuring:
  • Everything I Know,
  • 爱是永恒 (Love is Eternal)

Credits:
  • Arrangement: August Lum
  • Vocals: Dick Lee

Dick Lee Medley

Production: Care and Share Thank-you Concert (2016)

Scope of work: music re-arrangement

Format: concert item

Client: Music and Movement for the Community Chest of Singapore

Location: Max Pavilion, Singapore EXPO

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Featuring:
  • Reach Out for the Sky
  • We Will Get There
  • 关怀方式 (Way of Caring)
  • Singai Naadu
  • Chan Mali Chan
  • Where I Belong
  • My Island Home
  • Together
  • Home
  • Moments of Magic

Voices of Tampines: A Travelling Flashmob

Scope of work: music arrangement, musical supervision

Format: flash mob

Client: PLAY Inc. for People's Association

Location: Tampines Interchange

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Featuring:
  • Semoga Bahagia
  • 小幸运 A Little Happiness

Credits:
  • Arrangement: August Lum
  • Flute: Rit Xu

Semoga Bahagia + 小幸运 Little Blessings

Production: Community Chest Care and Share Concert 2016

Scope of work: music arrangement, recording of flute

Format: video for concert

Client: Music and Movement Singapore for the Community Chest of Singapore

Location: Max Pavilion, Singapore EXPO


Creative Notes

Flutist Rit Xu and pianist August Lum had made a cover of "Little Blessings", and this led to Music and Movement asking for this to be performed at the Community Chest's "Care and Share Thank-you Concert". During the performance, it accompanied the video that you may see on the link to the left. Both songs were woven together, and towards the end you will hear a mash of both tunes.

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Featuring:
  • Africa
  • Soldiers of Hope
  • 走出黑暗的世界
  • Bertemu Kembali
  • At the Beginning
  • Fight Song
  • I Know Where I've Been
  • Here's to Life
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

Performers' Introduction Video for Concert in the Dark 2018: Breath of Hope

Scope of work: music arrangement

Format: video for concert

Client: Dialogue in the Dark


Creative notes

The video features all the performers from the concert. Each appearance is accompanied by the songs that these individuals or groups perform in the concert. In order to achieve a seamless transition between songs, the music was prepared first, and the video editors laid down the footage according to the music.

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Featuring:
  • The Fox (What Does the Fox Say/)
  • Superfreak
  • Internet Friends

Finale From Jack's Nightmare Circus

Scope of work: music editing, design of soundscape and sound effects, QLab programming

Format: cirque / freak-show with song and dance performances

Client: Universal Studios Singapore (USS)

Location: Pantages Theatre, USS

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Music editing, arrangement and soundscape design: August Lum
Featuring:
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • Tonari No Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro)
  • William Tell Overture
  • The Elephant (Carnival of the Animals)
  • On the Blue Danube
  • Scene (Swan Lake)
  • 浪花一朵朵
  • Nada Sou Sou
  • Father's Fury
  • Ta Ta Ri Gami (Princess Mononoke)
  • The Hut on Hen's Legs (Pictures at an Exhibition)

A Tale of the Ocean

Scope of work: music curation, music editing, music arrangement, soundscape design

Format: Shadow Puppet Theatre (using the aquarium as the backdrop)

Client: Paper Monkey Theatre for S.E.A. Aquarium (Resorts World Sentosa)

Location: S.E.A. Aquarium


Creative notes

For World Oceans Day, the SEA Aquarium commissioned a shadow puppet performance that utilised the magnificent aquarium as its backdrop. The story centres around a mermaid and her undersea friends; she chances upon a diver and takes an interest in him. Trouble occurs when underwater garbage threatens the ocean, and entraps the mermaid; thankfully, the diver rescues her.

This track contains a mix of customised arrangements of existing music with needle-dropped tracks.

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Featuring:
  • Unity Secondary School Song
  • From Now On

Credits:
  • Arrangement: August Lum
  • Choral Director: Wilson Goh
  • Recorded by the Unity Secondary School Choir

Finale from the Unity Secondary School 20th Anniversary Homecoming Show

Scope of work: music direction, music arrangements, composition of additional music, soundscape design

Client: Unity Secondary School


Changi Airport Terminal 4 Open House

Scope of work: music curation, music editing

Format: background music

Client: Freeman XP for Changi Airport Group

Location: throughout Changi Airport Terminal 4


Creative notes

We provide original background music, curated music and sound design for indoor and outdoor spaces. Existing audio systems are used for this purpose. For premises without an existing sound system, and should the client wish to install one, we are able to provide recommendations of vendors who specialise in such projects.

During creative discussions, we seek to understand the ambience that the client would, ideally, like to achieve. At the same time, we survey the premises, making note of its design and the moods that it brings to people passing through.

As with other site-specific installations, we take logistical and technical concerns into account, and tailor our content to overcome these. We discuss with our clients to come to a compromise between initial aspirations and practical application. Let’s say, the ideal situation had been to provide different music for different parts of the premises. However, is is discovered that it is not possible to zone the sound system. Eventually, we get around by creating one single track, and we stagger different styles of music initially meant for different zones within this singular track, as a form of workaround.

If you have questions, are interested to find out more, or are keen on seeking out a collaboration,