Picture yourself in a luxurious nightclub in Singapore where patrons bid for their favorite songstress to perform a special number. It's redolent with smoke, liquor, and glamorous abandon. Got it? OK, now transform that atmosphere into sound.
That was the task given to Lecturer in Music Tian Hui Ng by film director Ellery Ngiam. Ng accepted, knowing that he could compose suitable music to fit the strengths of the students in the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra, which he conducts.
Hui Ng and students Kristie Chan '15 and AJ Plichta '16 discuss the experience of working on the soundtrack.