White Noise is a collaborative project by Singaporean singer songwriter Juliet Pang (冯欣慧) and Australian pianist Didi Mudigdo (睦宇觌), enmeshing jazz arrangements with original songs that seek to communicate the nuances of the light and the heavy in our lives. Since their inception in 2012, they have a recorded a live EP CD ‘White Noise Live’, and have been featured at events such as Singapore Arts Festival (2012), Singapore Esplanade’s Jazz in July concert series (2013), and Yellowren Arts Festival (2013).
Juliet Pang 冯欣慧
Juliet Pang started her professional music career in 1998, the year she was one of three artists signed to Ocean Butterflies International (海蝶國際集團), alongside JJ Lin (林俊傑) and A-Do (杜成义). Her unique voice first became renowned in Singapore when she sang the theme to the 1999 Singaporean cult movie ‘Eating Air’ (吃風). As well as being a vocalist, Juliet is known as one of Singapore’s prominent songwriters: her lyrics for the theme to Singaporean TV series ‘Zero to Hero’ (阴差阳错) was the highest royalty earning soundtrack of 2007. Later in 2011, her debut originals album ‘The Perfect Journey’ (完美之旅) had her nominated for the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Local Artist’ award categories by the popular Mando-pop blog Freshmusic (音樂雜誌).
Apart from her own album recordings, she was also featured on the S2S Records jazz compilation albums Absolute Voices (2009) and Oriental Jazz (2013), and has a graduate certificate from the Australian Institute of Music, where she studied jazz piano under David McRae, an ex-sideman of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker to name a few. Juliet’s latest accomplishment in jazz was the release of her 2012 EP ‘White Noise Live’, a live recording with her jazz quartet White Noise.
Didi Mudigdo 睦宇觌
A consummate jazz pianist and arranger, Didi Mudigdo has performed in festivals and jazz clubs around Australia, Japan, China and South-East Asia. In 2005 he was a Top 10 finalist in the 2005 Australian National Songwriting Contest (jazz category) and was the most-downloaded jazz artist on mp3.com.au. Born in Australia to Indonesian parents, he had a multinational upbringing living in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, then graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1997. Since then, he has toured Japan, China and Southeast Asia performing alongside musicians from USA, Europe and Brazil. He has also recorded with several Sydney recording artists, and released recordings of his own, the most recent being Didi Three Live (2008) which was recorded live at the Sapporo Jazz Festival in Japan.