Currently based in Berlin Song-Ming Ang has spent almost ten years away from Singapore. The residency will allow him to research and reflect on the changes in Singapore society, in its ideals and ideology, through music. Ang will use resources available at the National Library and at the National Archives of Singapore to excavate posters, recordings of interviews and official speeches, and other audio-visual materials related to key and fringe figures of Singapore’s music scene, such as Zubir Saiz, composer of the national anthem. Chris Ho, a former radio DJ/journalist known for his anti-establishment stance; and the Chinese xinyao college folk movement that sprung in the 1980s. He also plans to address the performative aspects of patriotism and leadership by revisiting the state-commissioned National Day songs as well as the television broadcast of National Day Rallies.