Date: 28.8.2021 Sat

Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Osage, 4F, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong  

Performers/Artists

Ken Ueno (composer, extended voice, megaphone)

Arnont Nongyao (video)

Amy Chan (light artist)

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

  • Angus Lee (flute & megaphone)
  • William Lane (viola & megaphone)
  • Pun Chak-yin (cello & megaphone)
  • Eric Yip (cello & megaphone)
  • Simon Hui (double bass & megaphone)
  • Kelvin Ng (double bass & megaphone)
  • Vickey Shin (rehearsal conductor)

The Up:Strike Project

  • Matthew Lau (percussion)
  • Karen Yu (percussion)
  • Vonald Chow (percussion)
  • Samuel Chan (percussion)

Notes by the composer

Three years ago, when I lived in Hong Kong, I recorded the sounds of Typhoon Mangkhut. Since that time, I have incorporated those sounds into installations and pieces in the States. In this piece, I use those sounds again. The sounds are returning home to HK.

There are other Hong Kong-specific features too. The middle of the piece was written to showcase HKNME’s leader, William Lane, on viola, and Angus Lee on flute, and the microtonal pipes for percussion were fabricated for a collaboration with Toolbox two years ago. I had left the pipes in HK with The Up:Strike Project (who plays percussion in this piece) so they could be used in future projects such as this one.

The filmmaker, Arnont Nongyao, has contributed a video installation. And I am also happy to be collaborating with the light artist, Amy Chan, again. She worked on Infinito Nero, a piece I curated for HKNME earlier this season. 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS

https://www.hongkongnewmusic.org/waterthefirstbody

FREE admission through the following registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehOBKKnqAepx5sGkvpwCJTte3VcWaKiUq6YI06Ob1RpU-z8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Organized by

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Supported by

Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme

Venue Supported by

Osage Art Foundation

Beer Sponsored by

San Miguel

 

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