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Coming Soon: Songbird

May 8, 2012

Event: Songbird (as part of the Singapore Arts Festival 2012)
Venue: Various (starting point at the Esplanade Park)
Run: 24th – 27th May 2012

This is a rather quirky one.

We don’t get too many arts shows like these coming our way very often.

Created and conceptualised by Tara Tan over a year ago and produced by her arts collective Studio Now & Then, “Songbird” is billed as “the nation’s first iPhone-based narrative journey that is set to take storytelling to new heights.”

One of the many interesting features of this show is that participants will be led on a narrative adventure, starting from the Esplanade Park and on through various locations, all while having to rely heavily on their iPhones.

Participants are required to download the custom-made “Songbird” iPhone app for this show, as it would be instrumental in guiding them on their journey.

The premise of the show is that a glamorous singer named “Songbird” mysteriously disappears before she is supposed to make her debut concert at the Arts Fest.

And thus, participants are led on a 1-hour journey whereby they will hopefully be able to make sense of the strange disappearance through the various multimedia clues that present themselves on the iPhone app during the tour.

Production on this show started in January this year, and it has been five months of hard work for Tara and the team in preparation for this show.

The iPhone app was developed by local tech firm Tinkertanker.

“Songbird” promises to be a highly unique and interactive experience, and interested participants should book their places at before they run out.

Who knows?

You might even get to catch a glimpse of the elusive “Songbird”!

Showtimes: 5pm to 9pm (shows run every 15 mins)
Admission: Free (but bookings are necessary)
App Download:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ilkosa permalink
    May 9, 2012 12:09 am

    too bad I don’t have an iPhone.

    • May 9, 2012 12:51 pm

      @Ilkosa – We have some sets to lend out to non-Apple users like yourself! Just drop us a note at after you’ve made your booking and will make a note of it! 🙂

      @jeremy – thanks for the writeup! 😀

      • Jeremy permalink*
        May 9, 2012 2:46 pm

        No problem Lisa. And thanks also for the clarification!

      • Ilkosa permalink
        May 11, 2012 12:13 am

        That’s great Lisa, will do so!

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