The great singapore rock 'n' roll circus
by Lounge Lizard at
IIt would not be farfetched
to say that a Tiramisu show is a unique experience unto its own. You would
be hard-pressed to find performers who fuse performance arts into their
rockíníroll. Big wigs, balloons, moonwalking and a stripped down garage punk
style are what you get at each Tiramisu performance...
Fronted by Rizman Putra, the band is made of Jeremy Sharma (guitars/vocals),
(guitars/vocals), Lan (bass) and Rudy (sampler). Anhar from ska band,
Cesspit has taken over drums from predecessor, Aaron...
I understand that Aaron, Jeremy and Rizman are part of the
multi-disciplinary arts collective, Kill Your Television (KYTV). It has
always seemed to me a Tiramisu gig is akin to a display of performance arts.
Is that intentional? How much of KYTV seeps into your Tiramisu work?
Rizman: Tiramisu came way before KYTV was born. That was back in 1997, the
beginning of our art college days. We went into hiatus for about a year
since most of us were in the army. That was when Aaron, Jeremy and I decided
to form a multi-disciplinary art collective that explore different kinds of
medium. Naturally, we wanted to live the music that we were playing, so we
decided to integrate our art practices into the band. Well, I guess it is
more natural that intentional.
At first, it was like a joint venture between Tiramisu and KYTV, but it
didnít work out due to a lot of indifferences. I would say Tiramisu has the
similar transgression of performance art; we rely a lot on chance and
spontaneity during our live sets. Some people think it is some gimmicky
ploy, but I believe what we are doing is just bringing the idea of live art
and music closer to the audience.