Rojak City

Sulwyn Lok

Rojak City

Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra

Commissioned by the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra, Rojak City features a fusion ensemble of SEA instruments and challenges notions of identity, traditions and performance practices.

Rojak City is dedicated to the youth of Singapore, a quirky work paralleling their energy as they disrupt the norm and forge ahead.

The music captures the zeitgeist of the youth today - influences of pop, metal, anime, game soundtrack abound - along with cultural shades of the different ethnic groups in Singapore.

One will find it hard to pinpoint exactly which cultures the music belong to. Well, it's the music in our relentless 'rojak' city, the music of our youth - a seriously forward-looking generation that knows not to take itself too seriously. Have fun, and fight on!

2021