'Parade for 111 Cyclists', Mauricio Kagel, Eine Brise ('A Breeze'):
Register as music cyclists
23 Nov (Sun) 1:50pm-2:20pm
If you think musicians are all couch potatoes or music should only be performed in a stuffy concert hall, think again! Argentine avant-garde composer Maurico Kagel’s outdoor piece ‘Eine Brise’ combines music and cycling and will definitely change your mind. In fact, with 111 cyclists parading along the Waterfront Promenade and creating a medley of whistling, singing, bells ringing, flutter-tonguing and vocal gusts of wind, this bicycle music parade will definitely be an eccentric addition to Freespace Fest.
Register as cyclist
Interested in becoming one of the cyclists and taking part? You can register on New Music Ensemble website www.hknme.org until 15 November 2014.
Curated by William Lane@HKNME
24 Hour Pop Song:
Send us your ideas or piece
How many times can you listen to the same song over and over again? 24 Hour Pop Song is something for insomniacs and pop-consumerates. We dare you to listen to our very own Hong Kong mega star’s top hit ‘People Come, People Go’ composed by Keith Chan Fai-Young with lyrics written by Albert Leung (aka Lin Xi) over and over again for 24 hours. Yes, that’s right: one song for 24 hours. But don’t worry, each version will be unique as our musicians distort, reinterpret and experiment with the tune based on ideas from the public. A free jazz exploration, or maybe a thrash metal deconstruction – we want your ideas.
Send us your version of ‘People Come, People Go’
Send in a sound sample, idea or a written piece of the song to email@example.com by 7 November 2014. Your piece or idea may be interpreted by the musicians involved in the performance in Freespace Fest.
The submission of sound sample, ideas or writtern piece is closed.
Disclaimer: HKNME retains its discretion to select the musical programme based on all final submissions.
Join the 24-hour music marathon
Join our very first 24-hour music marathon where our very own Hong Kong top hit ‘People Come, People Go’ will be distorted, reinterpreted based on ideas from the public for 24 hours straight.
Register now to experience this incredible overnight campout.
22-Nov | 14:00-15:00 Michael Lau
22-Nov | 15:00-16:00 e:ch
22-Nov | 16:00-16:30 AMA
22-Nov | 16:30-17:00 Tjoe Man Cheung
22-Nov | 17:00-18:00 Dipsy, Kahlen
22-Nov | 18:00-19:00 Nelson Hiu, 史嘉茵 Sze Ka Yan
22-Nov | 19:00-20:00 Tse Tai Shun, Tsang Tak Hong
22-Nov | 20:00-21:00 Shane Aspegren, 金敏靜 Shadow Kim
22-Nov | 21:00-22:00 Nerve (Steve Hui)
22-Nov | 22:00-23:00 Jing Wong
22-Nov | 23:00-23:30 Romer String Quartet , Charles Kwong, Austin Leung
22-Nov | 23:30-00:30 2 Gain
23-Nov | 00:30-01:00 Vicky Shin, Icy Lai, Tim Tong
23-Nov | 01:00-01:30 Duo Fluxion, Heidi Law
23-Nov | 01:30-03:30 Alain Chiu
23-Nov | 03:30-05:30 Galison Lau
23-Nov | 05:30-06:00 Charles Kwong, Michael Lau
23-Nov | 06:00-06:45 Leaper Yiu
23-Nov | 06:45-07:30 Pika Chow
23-Nov | 07:30-09:00 Teriver Cheung
23-Nov | 09:00-10:00 Local Ginger
23-Nov | 10:00-11:00 ensemble chromoson
23-Nov | 11:00-12:00 Sin:Ned (Dennis Wong)
23-Nov | 12:00-13:00 Wong Wing Sang
23-Nov | 13:00-14:00 Prune Deer
Curated by William Lane
Calling for Writers!
Do you love to write? Do you dream to be a poet but feel like lack of skills? Join our creative writing workshop organized by the House of Hong Kong Literature. A renowned local poet will teach you all the skills you need for writing Cantonese poems and unlock your creativity! The outstanding candidates will even be invited to perform at the Freespace Fest this year to recite their own work to the crowd!
Register for 'Creative Writing Workshop' for 'Poetic Babble'
25 October (Saturday), 4pm-6pm;
26 October (Sunday), 12noon-2pm; and
1 November (Saturday), 4pm-6pm
Yuen Che Hung, Yuen Kin-leung Maru, Chan Lai-kuen
The House of Hong Kong Literature, 1/F Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Secondary school and university students, general public
Free of charge. A deposit of HK$100 is required and will be returned to the participant after completion of the workshop. (Admission to Freespace Fest is not included)
How to apply:
Please email your name, telephone number and grade to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 23 October 2014. For enquiries, please contact the House of Hong Kong Literature at 2333 6967.
Places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Showcase your creation at Bazaar
Showcase your creation and creative minds! We are calling for emerging artists or designers to show their creativity at the Freespace Fest Bazaar. If you have an amazing idea that people would love or a crazy product that people would queue up for, join us and share your work with people who truly values them. A panel organised by Community Art Network would love to see from you!
How to apply:
Send 5 to 10 images of your recent work with description on each of them, together with your name, mobile phone and email address to email@example.com on or before 24 October 2014.
Criteria for selection:
- Distinctiveness and uniqueness
- It can be a physical product or something intangible (maybe just an idea!)
- Your creation must be one and only (not copies or mass production.)
- Provide a talking point so that you can interact with the viewer
For enquiries, please contact Community Art Network by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 6717 8723.
The application of Bazaar is closed.
DJ /rupture x Chief Boima: Beyond Digital 852:
Register for a 4-day workshop to learn from DJs and a group performance on 23 Nov
Sign up for your chance to work with DJ /rupture and Chief Boima! To kick start DJ /rupture's acclaimed project 'Beyond Digital' in Hong Kong, we'd be throwing a 4 day workshop amongst DJ /rupture, Chief Boima and local traditional musicians, plus a group performance on 23 Nov at Freespace Fest! Now we're opening 5 entries to get you involved!
We're looking for:
- Musicians with SERIOUS training/knowledge on traditional Chinese Instruments and/or
- Musicians with knowledge on Chinese music notation and the ability to transform that into an instrument of choice
- Availability from 18 Nov to 23 Nov is a must
How to apply:
Simply send you name, contact info, availability from 18 Nov to 23 Nov, and a soundcloud link/ mp3 to email@example.com, with a simple statement on what you'd expect from the workshop (500 words max).
- 19 Nov (Wed) – 21 Nov (Fri), 11am – 4pm; and
- 22 Nov (Sat), 10am – 3pm
We are expecting your stimulations!
Workshop partner: School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
'Clapping Music', Steve Reich:
Clap along and make music!
Steve Reich, Grammy Award-winning composer, has been described as one of “a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history”.
‘Clapping Music’ is a famous piece by Steve Reich which features two musicians clapping—as simple as that! Watch the video and pay special attention to the changing sequence, you’ll find out how the song is structured and what makes clapping so thrilling!
Join us and discover first-hand what makes clapping tick! Join us on the day and experience music in the most cost free way possible: no expensive musical instruments needed but the most accessible musical gear of all—a pair of hands! Don’t worry if you haven’t had much musical training, your innate sense of rhythm will help you create this seminal piece.
Please register on New Music Ensemble website www.hknme.org on or before 15 November 2014.
Performed by HKNME Percussion Quartet
Curated by William Lane@HKNME
Giant Seagulls – Snuff Puppet’s Roaming Puppet Performance
Snuff Puppet Performance Workshop
Roam with Snuff Puppet artsts in Freespace Fest
This two-day workshop is open to emerging artists (aged 16 or above) who are interested in puppet work. You will learn performance techniques to operate giant puppets and create a series of roaming performances. You will then roam with Snuff Puppet artists during Freespace Fest 2014 and bring fun to visitors!
Artsits from Snuff Puppets
20 (Thu) – 21 (Fri) Nov 2014
5:00pm-10:30pm (1hr dinner break: 6:30pm-7:30pm)
VIP Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B, 5 mins walk)
10-15 pax (aged 16 or above)
M.U.R.S. - an interactive smart show
Public Seminar: Born from the streets: The theatre of La Fura dels Baus in the last 30 years
Understand the vision and development of La Fura dels Baus
La Fura dels Baus (LFDB) is a theatre company born during dark socio-political rule in Spain. Working since 1979, LFDB went from being a street theatre company reacting to the end of a 40-year obscurantist dictatorship and the drafting of the Spanish Constitution to becoming one of the most-sought-after companies in the world. For 35 years and counting, they have produced works that pierce through socio-political change of Spain and the world.
Now hailed as one of the most innovative theatre companies in the world, they have created a punk, post-modernist theatre language (the “Furan language”) that revolutionized the role of audiences in a performance. Their production in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games demonstrated to the world the power of theatre and has since became a benchmark for the opening ceremony of the most important event of the world. LFDB has also sculpted edgier images for large brands Mercedes, BMW, Pepsi, etc.
In this seminar, Pep Gatell, the Director of LFDB, will share with us the company’s vision, development and how theatre shapes society.
Pep Gatell (1958), an artistic director of LFDB since 1980, is one of the founders of the company. He has been experimenting, in his works, with the most recent technology, such as synthesizers, 3D-stereoscopic images, phone applications, etc. He has staged over 100 installations, macroespectáculos, theater, cinema, and opera productions, showcased across the world. He has worked in different capacities as a director, technical producer, video artist and programmer with well-known collaborators, in Barcelona as well as abroad. Gatell's vision has led to groundbreaking projects with the digital theater lab WIProgress-97 group, Art Futura, and the U.S. Air Force. Gatell has lectured at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Technical University of Madrid, and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. In 2014, Gatell, overseeing the technological area, and fellow directors premiere the world's first smart show M.U.R.S., which allows the audience to interact with the show through their Smartphones.
17 Nov (Mon)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Multimedia Theatre, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Local artists, theatre practitioners, academicians and students of Political Science and Sociology, theatre goers.
Spanish (with English simulltaneous interpretation)
Free admission, register now
M.U.R.S. - an interactive smart show
Onsite Guided Tour: Technology and Performance
19 Nov (Wed) or 20 Nov (Thu)
5:00pm - 6:30pm
West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
New media artists and academicians, theatre practitioners
Spanish (with English and Cantonese translation)
2200 0096 firstname.lastname@example.org